Unionville High senior recognized for writing

Novel gets merit award from National YoungArts Foundation

The National YoungArts Foundation plans to convert this Miami building into its first national headquarters, continuing programs that recognize students like Unionville’s Alex Kimmel.

Alex Kimmel, a Unionville High senior, was chosen last month as a National YoungArts Foundation Merit Winner for her novel, The Go-To Girl. Kimmel was one of 685 young artists recognized from a pool of about 10,000 applicants. She was one of 13 student winners in Pennsylvania and the only Chester County representative.

 All of the 2013 winners are eligible to participate in the Emmy-nominated HBO series YoungArts MasterClass.  YoungArts is a national organization that recognizes students in nine disciplines — cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and support the next generation of artists, and to contribute to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of talented young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts, according to its web site.



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