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Nominations sought for Sorenson Legacy Awards

SALT LAKE CITY — The public is invited to submit nominations for the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts and Education. Nominated educators must be licensed in Utah. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, April 7.

Awards will be given in the categories of: elementary visual arts instruction, elementary music instruction, elementary dance instruction, elementary drama instruction, elementary arts integration, secondary visual arts instruction, secondary music instruction, secondary dance instruction and secondary drama instruction.

Each recipient will receive a trophy and a cash award of $2,500, with an additional $2,500 awarded to the recipient’s school/district for the purpose of supporting the arts program.

In addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award in Arts Education will be given for exemplary service over a career. The recipient of this award receives $5,000. Finally, $5,000 will be awarded for an Exemplary Arts Program or Initiative in a public school or district.

For more details on the awards and the nomination form, log on to schools.utah.gov/CURR/fineart/Sorenson-Legacy-Award.aspx.