2012 NOCCA President Honors

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Student-Artists of New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) will be honored and recognized for their best examples of achievement, exceptional artistic growth, perseverance and accomplishment at the sixth annual President Honors Awards Ceremony, Wednesday-April 4, 7 PM, Freda Lupin Memorial Hall.


The following students were nominated by NOCCA faculty and selected by President/CEO Kyle Wedberg for this prestigious honor:

John Armstrong, Media Arts, Isidore Newman School

Ryanne Autin, Creative Writing, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies

Vivian Buchanan, Vocal Music, Destrehan High

Darranika Burke, Theatre Design, Homeschool

Darriel Burke, Theatre Design, Homeschool

Eva Frishberg, Classical Instrumental, Benjamin Franklin High

Gregory Gabb, Jazz Instrumental, Chalmette High

Anna Koeferl, Visual Arts, Benjamin Franklin High

Jessica Smith, Dance, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies

Grace Treffinger, Culinary Arts, Benjamin Franklin High

Dylan Troost, Musical Theatre, East Jefferson High

Prinsey Walker, Academic Studio, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Dean Wray, Drama, Destrehan High


"These students are being recognized not just for their extraordinary talent, but for the growth, consistency, and desire they have demonstrated during their time at NOCCA,” states President/CEO Kyle Wedberg. “We are proud of the work and accomplishment of every NOCCA student, but these ten students have each shown something over and above that makes them deserving of this high level of recognition. We welcome the opportunity to join with our supporters, the families and friends of the honorees and our entire campus community to celebrate these incredible students." 


NOCCA, Louisiana’s arts conservatory for high school students, offers students from across the state tuition-free arts instruction in Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Media Arts: Filmmaking & Audio Production, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts as well as the full-day school Academic Studio. Potential students should visit www.nocca.com for more information and to apply for Summer and Fall sessions.