Jessica Bessler, a senior at Warwick Valley High School and a resident of Sugar Loaf, will receive the 2018 Youth with Exceptional Promise Award from the Orange County Arts Council. Bessler excels at painting, drawing, dance, and gymnastics. She has been dancing for over eight years and is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz and acro. Bessler has won first-place awards in various state and national dance championships as well as appearing in the on-stage productions of Grease and Matilda.
She will receive the award on Fri., Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Motorcyclepedia Museum, located at 250 Lake St. in Newburgh, NY. Other award recipients include: Howard Shore, an Academy Award-winning composer from Tuxedo Park; Jonnie Wesley-Krueger, an arts benefactor from Pine Bush; and Dawn Ansbro, the former Arts Council Executive Director from Goshen.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 469-9168 or visit www.ocartscouncil.org.