Fine Arts Student of the Month
Name: Zakiya Champion-Cephus
School: Schenectady High School
Teacher: Leia DePeche
Zakiya is in Acting II and is an incredible leader, while at the same time an excellent team player. The concept of “ensemble,” working together as a group to create theatre, is at the heart of the course, and Zakiya embodies this concept daily. She shows constant respect for her fellow ensemble members and supports everyone’s performance. She gives intelligent feedback to her peers, going beyond “I liked it” and giving specific suggestions, so they can really benefit from her feedback and improve their performances. Zakiya is always willing to try new activities and new ways of performing. Her eagerness to learn, her kindness and support of her classmates, and her passion for theatre, dance, and self-expression through the arts make her an excellent candidate for Fine Arts Student of the Month.