8 Students Qualified for National Fine Arts Festival

8 Students Qualified for National Fine Arts Festival

Published March 7, 2023

Eight students from Southwest Christian High School competed alongside 400 students at the District Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Lexie Denton, Dalaney Book, Collin Skoog, Noah Flynn, Sydney Skoog, Greta Book, Sophia Jones, and Ezekiel Buck represented River Valley Church and received a “Superior with Invitation” at Districts. These students qualified to compete at the National Fine Arts Festival in Columbus, Ohio on July 31–August 4, 2023.

Fine Arts Festival is a discipleship tool of Assemblies of God Youth Ministries designed to help students discover, develop, and deploy their ministry gifts. Students meet weekly with ministry volunteers to prepare them for competition in the categories of communication, art, drama, instrumental, vocal, and writing.

Congratulations to the following SWCHS students who competed and qualified for Nationals:

Senior Lexie Denton qualified in Art: Photography Mobile

Junior Dalaney Book qualified in four categories

  • Communications: Spoken Word
  • Communications: Short Sermon
  • Communications: Children’s Lesson
  • Vocal: Choir

Sophomore Collin Skoog qualified in Vocal: Worship Team, Large

Sophomore Noah Flynn qualified in Communications: Short Sermon

Freshman Sydney Skoog qualified in three categories:

  • Vocal: Songwriting
  • Vocal: Worship Team, Large
  • Vocal: Choir

Freshman Greta Book qualified in two categories:

  • Communications: Short Sermon
  • Vocal: Choir

Freshman Sophia Jones qualified in Vocal: Vocal Solo

Freshman Ezekiel Buck qualified in Vocal: Rap Solo

Through the Fine Arts Festival, students are given the opportunity to have their skills evaluated by qualified ministers, industry professionals, and educators who encourage excellence, offer ideas for improvement, and inspire students to use their gifts in the local church, community, and around the world in ministry or secular vocation. “I am so proud of every single student who participated in Fine Arts this year,” said Worship Arts Leader Emily Havens. “My favorite thing about Fine Arts is watching students grow in confidence as they stand in front of their family and peers to share a unique gift that God has placed within them!”