Mira Awards Honor Escambia’s Most Creative High School Seniors

April 13, 2018

Escambia County’s most creative high school seniors were honored Thursday night during the 2018 Mira Creative Arts Awards Banquet.

Mira Creative Arts Awards recipients were nominated for the award by their high school teachers and received commemorative engraved medallions.

Recipients of the 2018 Mira Creative Arts Award are listed below a photograph from each school:

Northview High School
Anna Belle Barberree – Technology
Camilla Windham – Music/Theater
Clayton Findley – Band
Hannah Mascaro – Art
Sara Perritt – Writing
Tara Windham – Art
Cody Alan Kite – Manufacturing
Tristen David Segers – Welding

For individual Northview photos, click here.

Tate High School
Caroline Bruns – Orchestra
Dylan Charles Brown – Debate – Mock Trial
Elise Felt – Journalism/Yearbook
Hayden W. Griffith – Choral Music/Drama
Jessica Lewis – Studio Art- 2D
Michael Lett – Band
Milana Grace Dodson – Studio Art- 3D
Rebecca Ann McLeod – Choral Music/Drama
Trey Chever – Orchestra

For individual Tate photos, click here.

West Florida High School
Amaya Sword – Art
Brion Bivins – Video Editing
Chelbi Rich – Band
Davyd Ian Izonritei – Orchestra
Jessica Butler – Video Editing
Kinley Murcko – Photography
Lawrence Meuse – Video Editing
Niko DeMarco – Graphic Design
Preston Marvel – Journalistic/Non-Fiction Writing
Tiffany Alexis Eady – Orchestra

Pine Forest High School
Aaegiean Brown Jr. – Visual Arts
Caleb White – Culinary
Cortasia Weaver – Design Services
Darion Newman – Carpentry
Kaitlyn Lockard – Band
Nacole Clemmons – Yearbook and Journalism
Ramona Riley – Culinary
Samantha Garcia – Yearbook and Journalism

Escambia High School
Andrew Gregg – Music Composition
Bailey Coker – Theater/Drama
Brandon Torino – Theater/Drama
Cayla Caldwell – Choir
Clara Bonnlander – Art
Greta Beretta – Dance
Hanna Hammac – Theater/Drama
Sadiq Muhammad – Jazz
Skyler McLeod – Band
Terelan Kimberly Le – Orchestra

Pensacola High School
Ana Boesel – Drama
Dawson Adams – Fine Arts
Devin Burris – Visual Art
Jada Harper – Chorus
Leo Zhang – Instrumental Music
Louise Harris – Drama
Savannah Hammer – Instrumental Music
Stephanie Gutierrez-Diaz – Drama

Washington High School
Amaiya Whipple – Chorus
Chase Rogers – Band/Fine Arts
Elise Paul – Chorus
Elizabeth Teets – Visual Arts
Grace Sill – Orchestra
Holden Touzet – Visual Arts
Katherine Owens – Theatre
Laura Connally – Theatre
Tahlia Linder – Band/Fine Arts
Gabrielle Reboulet – Orchestra

In 1987, a group of teachers at J. M. Tate High School created the Mira Awards to recognize talented and creative students in the arts and sciences.  The following year, the committee approached the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation to bring the awards under its umbrella and to initiate county-wide student participation each year in the areas of writing, performing and visual arts, and other creative disciplines.  The term “Mira” is Latin for the name of the brightest star in the constellation Cetus.

Photos courtesy Kim Stefansson for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Mira Awards Honor Escambia’s Most Creative High School Seniors”

  1. Bubba Griffith on April 13th, 2018 11:25 pm

    Congrats Walker Griffith!!! We are proud of you!!!

  2. Grand Locust on April 13th, 2018 11:44 am

    Congratulations to all! The spirit of creativity has made America a civilization beyond compare. Congratulations to a school district who makes an environment where creative kids can flourish. Well done by all!

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