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Peoria Unified celebrates 24 students who earned State Seal of Arts Proficiency

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  • Erin Dunsey   |   Peoria Unified School District

Arizona State Seal Of Arts Proficiency

Peoria Unified School District is proud to announce that 24 students across all seven high schools have earned the prestigious Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency this year. 

The arts seal is awarded to high school students who complete arts pathway requirements throughout their high school career by demonstrating artistic literacy and high levels of competency in media arts, visual arts, dance, theatre, or music.

The following are a list of Peoria Unified’s State Seal of Arts winners:

Arts Proficiency Seal 2021
SchoolStudent Name Discipline
Cactus High SchoolKhia JeffersonMusic
Cactus High SchoolEmily CockerhamMusic
Centennial High SchoolSariah JacobDance
Centennial High SchoolGabriella GonzalezMusic
Centennial High SchoolHannah EstradaMusic
Centennial High SchoolSilas EstleMusic
Ironwood High SchoolTobias McWatersVisual Art
Ironwood High SchoolSydnie WagnerVisual Art
Ironwood High SchoolEmilio MedinaVisual Art
Ironwood High SchoolElyse MeelkeVisual Art
Ironwood High SchoolDamion VasquezVisual Art
Liberty High SchoolAshleigh MackayVisual Art
Peoria High SchoolDaisy HosteenDance
Peoria High SchoolGitzel Ordaz DelgatoDance
Peoria High SchoolPrisila MunozDance
Peoria High SchoolKaseddie BrooksDance
Peoria High SchoolMariana AndovalDance
Peoria High SchoolAnai Pineda SanchezDance
Raymond S. Kellis High SchoolKaryne FosterTheatre
Raymond S. Kellis High SchoolJarek CameronTheatre
Raymond S. Kellis High SchoolToby WeissTheatre
Raymond S. Kellis High SchoolTara PetersonTheatre
Sunrise Mountain High SchoolAllison WrightTheatre
Sunrise Mountain High SchoolKiana TupuolaVisual Art

“We are excited all seven high schools and all art disciplines are represented and are so pleased these students are being recognized for their talents and dedicated work to their artform,” said Robert Panzer, Director of Arts Education

Peoria Unified recently highlighted its Arts Education Department in its podcast, Trending Peoria, which can be streamed on all major streaming platforms. To learn more about the podcast and for direct links to specific episodes, visit the district’s website:

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Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency

Peoria Unified School District is nestled in the Northwest Valley of Peoria, Arizona and is home to 42 stellar public schools that are unique and created to fit the needs of all students. Peoria Unified is the choice district for more than 37,000 students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona.

The district has signature programs spread out between 34 kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary schools and eight high schools that excel in academics, arts, athletics and Career and Technical Education programs.

The Strategic Plan outlines a laser focus on four key areas: Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Stewardship of Community Resources and Community Connection. Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.”