Carroll High School photography student chosen for prestigious YoungArts Program
A Carroll High School senior returned from a week-long trip to Miami for the National YoungArts Week last week. She’s only the third student from Carroll to ever receive the honor.
Bayan Yunis was one of 10 students from around the country selected as a finalist in the photography division of the National YoungArts Competition for 2023.
She had to submit a portfolio to be considered for the honor.
“So, my portfolio was about any struggle I endured and what I interpreted as a visualization of that,” she said.
Yunis’ first piece was called ‘Predictable’ and focused on the predictability of each day during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The competition focuses on emerging artists ages 15-18. Winners receive financial awards, work with renowned mentors and become eligible for further accolades.
“It’s very hard to believe,” Bayan said. "I never imagined that my work would get this far."
Following her week in Miami studying with YoungArts, Yunis will now be submitted as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.