Waukee CSD Celebrates First Fine & Performing Arts Signing Day

The Waukee Community School District premiered the first Fine and Performing Arts Signing Day on Wednesday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Prairieview Theatre Arts Center. The event honored 14 seniors graduating from Waukee High School and Northwest High School who have made a formal commitment to study visual art, music, theatre, or dance at the post-secondary level.

The District’s inaugural Fine and Performing Arts Signing Day joins a growing national movement to spotlight the arts as a viable post-secondary field of study. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the arts and culture sector is a $730 billion industry — larger than transportation, tourism, and agriculture. We are proud to celebrate the drive, resilience, and talent of students who have chosen to pursue this pathway.

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Photo credit: Jack Andersen, NWHS Tenth Street Times

Participating Students

  1. Caitlin Cecil, Northwest High School, Visual Communications
  2. Caitlin Como, Waukee High School, Theater Studies: emphasis in Musical Theater and Directing
  3. Keegan Foell, Northwest High School, Music Education
  4. Bre Hippler, Northwest High School, Music Education
  5. Cody Holcomb, Northwest High School, Theatre Education
  6. Adam Koch, Waukee High School, Piano Performance
  7. Parker Lambert, Northwest High School, Secondary Speech and Theatre Education
  8. Tatum Lowell, Waukee High School, Vocal Music Performance and Theatre Performance
  9. Elizabeth McGuire, Waukee High School, Studio Arts and Graphic Design
  10. Olivia Morgan, Northwest High School, Dance
  11. Carson Parker, Northwest High School, Jazz Piano Studies
  12. Kobe Patterson, Northwest High School, Theatre Performance and Fine Arts (Illustration)
  13. Samantha Schuster, Northwest High School, Secondary Art Education
  14. Trinity Thompson, Waukee High School, Fine Arts