FCPS Students Recognized in National YoungArts Award Competition

By Office of Communications
December 07, 2023

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students received 10 awards in the National YoungArts Foundation Competition. These students are part of a group of nearly 700 YoungArts award winners that were selected through a highly competitive application, which is reviewed by panels of esteemed, discipline-specific artists in a rigorous adjudication process.

All YoungArts award winners have demonstrated exceptional technique, a strong sense of artistry, and an extraordinary commitment to developing their crafts. This year, winners were selected from more than 9,000 applications across 10 artistic disciplines – classical music, dance, design, film, jazz, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

The winners from FCPS are:

  • Lucas Go, Dance/Hip Hop, South Lakes High School.
  • Audrey Goodner, Classical Music/Violin, Langley High School.
  • Valerie Lai, Classical Music/Violoncello, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
  • Chloe Lee, Writing/Poetry, Oakton High School.
  • Jayden Lee, Writing/Non-Fiction and Classical Music/Flute, Langley High School. 
  • Kian Linam, Jazz/Piano, South Lakes High School.
  • Eunice Park, Classical Music/Harp, Lake Braddock Secondary School. 
  • Kyle Ryu, Classical Music/Violoncello, Robinson Secondary School.
  • Joshua Thrush, Classical Music/Double Bass (Contrabass), Madison High School. 

2024 YoungArts award winners join a distinguished community of artists who are offered creative and professional development support throughout their careers. More information and a complete list of winners is available online