By Charlotte Kasper
Three Long Beach High School students were honored on September ninth by the annual Long Island Arts Alliance Scholar Artist Program. For this program, the Long Island Arts Alliance partners with the New York Community Bank Foundation as well as Newsday.
One student, Tiffany Canner, received title Art Scholar Honoree for her aptitude in dance, while two students, Charlotte Kasper and Alexandra Kapilian, received the Award of Merit for their talents in media arts and music, respectively.
Tiffany Canner attends Long Island High School for the Arts, or LIHSA, in the mornings and Long Beach High School in the afternoons. While she has mastered a myriad of styles, she submitted two modern dancers for her portfolio, of which she choreographed one. With the title Art Scholar, Tiffany Canner has also won $250, a profile in Newsday, and the opportunity to receive a $10,000 scholarship from LIU Post.
The Long Island Arts Alliance promotes Long Island artists of all ages. This particular program was created as a means to recognize art students in the same way their scholar athlete counterparts are recognized. In order to be entered into this program, rising seniors must be nominated by a teacher, submit their transcripts, write an essay, and assemble a portfolio that showcases their art form. The art forms accepted are music, visual arts, media arts, theatre, and dance.