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2017 Commencement & Baccalaureate – Idyllwild Arts Academy


Idyllwild Arts Academy successfully graduated all 75 of its high school seniors this past Saturday, May 20. The annual outdoor Commencement had been preceded the night before by a Baccalaureate ceremony for the graduates that was held in the new William M. Lowman Concert Hall.

2017 Award Recipients

Richard H. MacNeal Award
Sumi Onoe

Audrey Christiana Carver

Outstanding Citizenship Award
Danae Elfstrom Devine

Outstanding Class Scholars
9th Grade Scholars – Ying Chu Chen, Aurora Winger
10th Grade Scholar – Hannah Wakelin
11th Grade Scholars – Michael Cantu, Adrian Hernandez
12th Grade Scholar – D. “Rudy” Falagan

Outstanding Arts Department Awards
Creative Writing – Danae Elfstrom Devine
Dance – Ruben Andres Castillo Gomez
Film & Digital Media – Robin Moore
InterArts – Chase Patton
Music – Sumi Onoe
Theatre – Travis Richard Flynt
Visual Arts – Benjamin Cruz

Jon and Lillian Lovelace Outstanding Artist
Liliya Kalinova Milcheva