Richard Montgomery Student Wins Arts Award
When Sydney Axelrod heads to Drexel University in the fall to study communications, she will know the support of her hometown is behind her.
The 18-year-old teen’s writing was recently awarded by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC).
The Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award, presented to Axelrod, honors Fran Abrams a dedicated supporter of the arts in Montgomery County.
Created about a decade ago, the award recognizes Abrams’ 40 years of service to Montgomery County which included working with the county government, various nonprofits and AHCMC.
Axelrod was awarded $1000 along with a reading at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room in the Silver Spring Civic Building.
She was one of two students awarded in 2013 by the arts and humanities council. The Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award, is another award given by the AHCMC. This year’s award recognizes the artistic work of Gauyun ‘Esther’ Kim.
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Meet Gauyun ‘Esther’ Kim. The 18-year-old teen is highly driven in the arts field and was recently awarded by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.