AzDEO is proud to announce that ten students earned our state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement award:
- Alexis Jackson from Centennial High School
- Amanda Carter from Desert Ridge High School
- Ashley Reafleng from Valley Vista High School
- Desiree Berry from Highland High School
- Kamryn Smith from Desert Mountain High School
- Inai Luevano Palomera, Jordyn Lugo, and Maire Grimes from Apollo High School
- Kaithlyn Nathan and Sidney Torres from Washington High School.
AzDEO adjudicates a state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award to any Arizona NHSDA High School student who applies to the National Dance Education Organization’s National Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, the highest student dance award in the nation.
These students represent the best in dance and this award highlights their exemplary hard work, and the wonderful job our high school teachers do every day. Congratulations to the students and their teachers.