Image credits: Alumnus and fashion designer Zac Posen presented the Arts Education Award to Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, at Americans for the Arts’ annual National Arts Awards. (Photo courtesy of Americans for the Arts); SOPHIE THOMPSON, Grasping the Cup - Study 3, Printmaking. Grade 8, Age 13, Bromfield School, Harvard, MA; LUCIE COOPER, Contemplation with Book, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Age 15, Power APAC School, Jackson, MS; BAILEY BUNICK, Baboon in a Sunny Room, Painting. Grade 12, Age 17, Lake Oswego High School, Lake Oswego, OR; Photo by Shannon Finney