[ photo courtesy: 605 Magazine ] 

You may remember Washington High School Senior, Emmanuel Michael, from earlier this year when he was invited to play with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Peer-to-Peer Jazz Education Tour, an honor typically reserved for students in special performing arts high schools. 

In early December, Emmanuel was invited to join the top student musicians in the country through the National YoungArts Foundation by being named a 2020 YoungArts winner. This invitation gives him access to one of the most prestigious programs for emerging artists in the United States, in which they will have opportunities for creative and professional development throughout their entire musical careers. 

Emmanuel is invited to participate in an intensive, weeklong, and all-inclusive program at National YoungArts Week. He will be eligible to be nominated as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the arts, one of the highest honors given to high school seniors and bestowed by the President of the United States.  

In addition to cash and prizes, he is also eligible for fellowships, symposia, and musical residences at major institutions such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. 

See Emmanuel in action here ---> https://www.keloland.com/news/education/high-school-guitar-player-makes-national-noise/