TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Performing Arts Center hosted an awards ceremony for the
recipients of the 2023 Young Artists Awards on Wednesday evening.
This year, 14 students were recognized for their contributions to the enrichment of their schools and their community. Nominations for the Young Artists Awards began during the Fall semester for high school juniors.
Students were nominated in one of nine awards categories:
- instrumental music
- musical theater
- vocal music
- dramatic theater
- visual arts
- technical theater
- creative writing
- community services in the arts
A panel of industry professional judges reviewed the nominees’ work and chose the best in each category.
The 2023 Young Artists are:
- Beatrice Reilly – Washburn Rural High School -$400
- Brenna Rutschmann – Topeka West High School – $300
- Brooklyn Rupp – Silver Lake High School – $300