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Ameya Okamoto '18 receives arts honors
Posted 01/28/2018 12:00PM


Ameya Okamoto ’18 was recognized this week with two important honors.

She has been nominated as a 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. She is among only 60 students nominated, representing 25 states and nine artistic disciplines.

The candidate applications will be reviewed by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, which will ultimately select 20 high school seniors to be recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. In June, the 20 arts scholars will be honored with the other 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars from across the country in a Washington, D.C. ceremony.

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Ameya also won the 20 Regional Keys award for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This award will continue to be judged nationally, and could result in Ameya's third consecutive win at the national level (she won gold medals in the Scholastic awards in 2016 and 2017). The national medalists are recognized at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  

The "20 Keys" recognize Ameya's accomplishments in these areas of the arts:

1 Gold Key Art Portfolio

6 Gold Keys in Digital Art, Painting, and Design

11 Silver Keys in Digital Art, Design, Jewelry, and Painting

2 Honorable Mentions in Painting and Fashion.

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