We congratulate all YoungArts winners at LaGuardia! YoungArts is a non-profit founded in 1981 with a mission to identify exceptional young artists, amplify their potential, and invest in their lifelong creative freedom. Imagining a world that embraces artists as vital to our humanity, YoungArts holds a national competition each year for high school students in  visual, literary, and performing arts. Past winners include Timothee Chalamet, Nicki Minaj, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Billy Porter and others.  Twenty of the nations most talented artists receive the US Presidential Scholar in the Arts bestowed by the President of the United States. LaGuardia vocal senior, Detola Badmus, has been chosen for this incredible honor.