Some of the best choral directors in the country have high praise for Shawn Simmons, a senior at Canandaigua Academy.
Hilleyri Binet is a talented artist from Rochester's Vanguard Collegiate High School.
Alvis Green Jr. is a rising young vocalist. He's a senior at Rochester's School of the Arts.
Laura Rich is a rising star in the world of dance. She's a senior at Rochester School of the Arts.
Sage Melcher is a true original and a standout singer songwriter from Allendale Columbia School.
This week's Scholastic Arts Spotlight shines on Kate Blaine, an exceptional pianist from Brighton High School.
Connor Czora is an award-winning artist from Webster Thomas High School.
Annie Jacobs-Perkins is an award-winning cellist from Pittsford-Mendon High School.
Meet a Wayne Central student who has the acting chops to make it big.
Some of the best artists in Rochester, call Julia Maddalina the best student they've ever seen. Julia is a senior at Fairport High School and for years, she's been mentored by well-known local artists.
As a little girl, Melanie Mashner was inspired by a harpist that she saw play at the Upstairs Cafe at the Pittsford Wegmans and now she is in a position to inspire little girls herself.
Melanie Mashner is one of the best young harpists in the country.
Corinne Mosher is the only student in Livonia history to be selected to the All State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Oksana Miller is a gifted guitarist with a talent well beyond her years.
Alexis Faraut is an emerging artist from Honeoye Central Schools.
This weekend a singer who was once honored with a Scholastic Arts Spotlight is back home and wowing audiences once again.
Bloomfield High School senior Kenneth Chauby is one of Rochester's finest young trumpet players, and he's winning national recognition.
There's an outstanding young clarinetist at Livonia High School who is determined to share her passion for music.
There is a talented young singer in Rochester who has already starred in the first two teen operas put on in the city.
As schools are preparing for their spring musicals, one Canandaigua soprano is turning heads.
Gwen Healy is dedicated to the performing arts at Honeoye Central School.
Matthew Kemp has star power and the staying power to achieve his dream.
Philip Glick is the lead trombone for the Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra. He's in this week's Scholastic Arts Spotlight.
Ben Grimm is a senior at Canandaigua Academy whose love for music show in his performance. He's an actor, dancer, pianist, singer and conductor.
One of the Dansville High School Choir's most talented singers is Sabrina Curits.
Anders Namestnik is an outstanding vocalist from Canandaigua Academy.
Joseph Gonzalez is the cream of the crop when it comes to student vocalists. This Midlakes High School senior shines in our Scholastic Arts Spotlight.
Penfield High School senior Chris Gnam is ready to take the world by storm, and his key to success is his passion for music.
Elizabeth Crummins is an outstanding academic at Brighton High school, and she brings the same high standards to the art studio.
Don't be surprised if the next great film animator comes from Rochester. Dan DiPaola is an exceptional artist from Brighton High School.
Penfield High School senior Mary Beth Bastian is an exceptional young ballerina, who studies dance at the Draper Center for Dance Education.
Cellist David Hauck was the first student at Greece Odyssey Academy to ever earn a varsity letter in music - and it happened his freshman year.
At Rush-Henrietta High School, senior Valanti Marou proudly plays an instrument that's central to his Greek heritage: the clarinet.
Justin Burr is bound for Broadway and his first steps are on stage at Spencerport High School.
Kirstie Mosher is a gifted singer who plans to study vocal performance in college, with a focus on music education and therapy.
Every day, students at North Rose-Wolcott School District prove the arts are alive and well in rural schools. Senior Conner Burry is a future star, and he's in our Scholastic Arts Spotlight.
Abbey Hoteling is ranked number one in her class at Gananda High School, but she's not just a superb academic. Abbey's artwork is extraordinary.
Hayley Miller is one of the most accomplished young flutists in Rochester.
We caught up with high-achieving, music-loving senior Rebecca Rice, in the music practice room at Canandaigua Academy.
Vocalist Alexandra Grimm is a vital part of the music program at Canandaigua Academy.
Saxophonist CJ Ziarniak attends Aquinas Institute, plays with the Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra and routinely wows the judges in the New York State School Music Association.
One listen to Rachel Mills' cello, and you just know this young musician is going places. Rachel has been playing cello for 9 years.
At Eastridge High School, Torrey Cobb is a standout in the band program, just as he was at Wheatland-Chili before that. Torrey transferred to Eastridge for his senior year, and his star power followed him.
At Batavia High School, Melzie Case excels as a singer, and a percussionist.
Next fall, Mercy High School senior Tori Khalil will move to New York City to study acting at NYU. It's only fitting that this talented student will be living in the city that's home to Broadway.
April McMillion has not shortage of artwork to show her creativity. This Pembroke High School Senior has dabbled in Charcoal drawing, acrylics painting, graphic design, and sculpture
This year, Penfield High School senior Erica Klafehn achieved a rare feat: she was selected to perform in not one, but four different all state musical ensembles.
Francesca Gerace sings for the joy of it. Her teachers say she's a natural leader.
See that spotlight? You might think it was made for Allie Waxman! The Allendale Columbia senior has been singing, dancing and acting since she was young child.
Mya Pennington is a talented percussionist who loves to perform, and it shows!
The Scholastic Arts Spotlight Award program recognizes outstanding high school juniors and seniors in music, visual arts, dance, and theater in the Greater Rochester Area. This program spotlights students’ accomplishments and talent in an exclusive WROC Channel 8 television campaign, highlighted by news features and a follow up on-air promo. SAS culminates in a reception for all students featured during the school year. The committee selects students that represent the very best not only as practicing artists, but by how their personal actions demonstrate the true value of the arts in our community.