Northwestern High School

7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782

Dr. E. Carlene Murray, Principal ~ elaine.murray@pgcps.org

Leona Lowery Fitzhugh, VPA Coordinator ~ leona.lowery@pgcps.org


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Antony Zambrano Reyes, Winner, Jim Henson Scholarship 2021

Antony will be attending University of North Carolina for the Arts and will major in Ballet!

This is the first year in the VPA 8 year history that BOTH Valedictorian AND Salutatorian are Visual and Performing Arts Students!


Star Fashoto, Northwestern High School Valedictorian, Dance major, Jim Henson VPA

Class of 2021

Star will be attending the University of Maryland to major in Pharmacy. She will continue to dance and wants to open a dance school for underprivileged students.

Cyntholia Okui, Northwestern High School Salutatorian Music major, Jim Henson VPA Class of 2021.

Cyntholia will attend Cornell University to major in Science and minor in Music.

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Visual Art Event

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Theatre Event

Jim Henson Visual and Performing Arts at Northwestern High School

The Visual and Performing Arts program at Northwestern is a rigorous four-year arts program that offers talented high school students from the Northwestern attendance area, educational opportunities designed to prepare them artistically for college, professional study, or career options in the arts.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for a diverse student population to discover their passion. Students at the academy will participate in in-depth studies of multiple aspects including history, technique, and practice of Visual Art, Theatre, Music, Dance and Television Media. A highly trained staff of artist-teachers will develop within the students the courage to take risks and become leaders. Together we will build an active arts community where academy students inspire others to express themselves through various artistic methods. Their experience will develop a lifetime appreciation of the arts by applying creative skills that can be utilized in any college and career path.