Local virtual school student recognized for academic prowess

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LANSING – Nora Osborne, an 11th grade student at Michigan Connections Academy (MICA), an online, tuition-free public school has been named a Michigan Youth Arts Distinguished Scholar and invited to participate in the 57th annual Michigan Youth Arts Festival, May 9-11, 2019, at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

Nearly 1,000 Michigan high school student artists have been invited to attend this year’s Festival. The students, chosen from a pool of more than 250,000 across the state, are selected via a rigorous adjudication process adhering to exacting artistic standards. The invited scholars represent multiple artistic disciplines, including creative writing, dance, film/video, instrumental and vocal music, music composition, theatre, and visual art.

2019 marks the 57th anniversary of this three-day event, featuring workshops and master classes for the students, alongside more than 20 student performances and exhibitions that are open to the public.

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