The Billings Gazette and Arts Without Boundaries are recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the Billings area for their contributions to the arts. Over the next few months, Enjoy will feature 18 high school seniors who are recipients of a $100 scholarship, awarded by Arts Without Boundaries, a nonprofit group that promotes the arts in K-12 schools.
Student name: Alys Marshall
School: Skyview High
Arts involvement: Choir, art and dance
Explain how your participation in the arts has had an impact on you and your scholastic success: Art has taught me how to be creative and independent. These traits have benefited me in my personal life and in my education. It is easy for me to be original in my papers and projects and it’s easy for me to design my own compositions. I believe that I am that way because of my experience in the arts.
What influence will the arts have on your future through higher education, professional goals or your life in general? I plan to pursue dance in college and as a career, so art will definitely be a part of my future. I think my experience in choir and art will help me be more creative and incorporate more influences into my pieces.
How has your chosen field of art helped you contribute to your school and your community? My participation in music has helped Skyview bring great cultural events to Billings, such as “Les Miserables” and our choir concerts.