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Working Artists Recognized at Assembly


Five arts students received Working Artist Awards at Assembly on October 29, 2021. The awards showcase students who exhibit dedication to and leadership in their particular discipline.

Choral Music
Chris Luedeke ’22 leads by calm, capable, and steady examples in Mem West, on the football field, and on the green. This trimester, he is learning to muster his voice in powerful ways by accessing more breath energy and warmer vocal tones. Chris has greatly improved and continues to push himself in new ways in the chorus room by taking reasonable risks and showing his classmates courageous singing.

Charlotte Zeng ’24 is a multi talented dancer who shifts between styles effortlessly, from ballet to contemporary to hip-hop. She approaches every class and rehearsal with focus and energy. As a choreographer, she leads her group in rehearsals each week and demonstrates poise, confidence, and clarity in her work. Charlotte’s consistent efforts and breadth of talent make her the recipient of this Working Artist Award.

Technical Theater
Orion Minton ’23 is always willing to tackle any task and works hard to make sure that the elements of the show that he is responsible for work well and look good. He is a capable independent worker, but also works seamlessly within a group. He provides valuable leadership skills to the group in general and mentorship for newer members of Tech Theater.

Bruton Strange ’22 is the stage manager for “Metamorphoses.” He’s been on top of his work, shared creative ideas eagerly, and taken a position of leadership among his peers with great aplomb.

Visual Art
During the fall trimester in AP Studio Art, Sammi Freidman ’22 has worked hard to explore a wide variety of subject matters, materials and techniques. In just seven weeks, the AP teachers saw representational pencil drawings, large abstract color studies, and a landscape oil painting.