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Norfolk senior one of 20 students nationwide to win U.S. Presidential Scholar Award for the arts

NF Ayana Askew U.S. Presidential Scholar award winner
NF Ayana Askew U.S. Presidential Scholar award winner
NF Ayana Askew U.S. Presidential Scholar award winner
NF Ayana Askew U.S. Presidential Scholar award winner
Posted at 5:02 PM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 17:02:20-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Here at News 3, we love shedding light on the positive stories happening in our community. Tonight, we're telling you about a local high school student who’s getting a high honor for her creative talents.

Ayana Ashanti Askew is a senior at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk.

NF Ayana Askew U.S. Presidential Scholar award winner

And get this - the teen is now being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for her excellence in arts!

Askew is one of five students in Virginia - and only 20 students nationwide - to receive a U.S. Presidential Scholar Award in the arts.

She also has a YouTube channel that features a few of her spoken word pieces. Check out "Letter to My Grandfather" below.

Way to go, Ayana!

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