2015 Sorenson Legacy Awards

photo29The Utah State Office of Education, with support from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation will honor the 2015 recipients of the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education at a recognition dinner Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

The awards recognize the distinguished educators who embrace the arts with excellence in their practice at Utah’s public schools.

This 2015 winners are:

  • Elementary Dance Instruction: Angela Challis, Jordan School District
  • Secondary Dance Instruction: Natosha Washington, Northwest Middle School
  • Secondary Theatre Instruction: Joshua Long, Hillcrest High School
  • Elementary Arts Integration: Linda Rossiter, Spring Creek Elementary
  • Elementary Music Instruction: Logan McKinney, Westridge Elementary
  • Secondary Music Instruction: Rachel Wheeler, Roosevelt Jr. High
  • Elementary Visual Art Instruction: Kathleen Briley, South Summit Elementary
  • Secondary Visual Art Instruction: Patricia Clay, East High School
  • Exemplary Arts Program: Cache County School District, Aurora Villa, District Arts Coordinator
  • Lifetime Achievement in Arts Education: Carrie Trenholm, Southern Utah University

Each recipient will receive an artistic award for display, along with a cash award of $2,500, with an additional $2,500 awarded to the recipient’s school or district for the purpose of supporting the arts program.

A Lifetime Achievement Award in Arts Education will be given for exemplary service over a career. The recipient of this award receives $5,000. Finally, $5,000 will be awarded for an Exemplary Arts Program or initiative in a school or district.

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