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ACNV is proud to present the 2020/2021 Visual and Performing Arts Students of the Year!

Please enjoy and share this video celebrating them and their teachers. Scroll down to see more about our 2020/21 student winners!

VAPA Student of the Month

The VAPA (Visual & Performing Arts) Annual Arts Recognition & Scholarship Program honors exemplary students in all creative arts disciplines on a monthly basis and culminating with a Scholarship Awards Ceremony in the spring.

The launch year of the VAPA Student of the Month program was a major success, leading to:

  • Over 100 students recognized in Visual & Performing Art disciplines
  • Students Elementary – High School level recognized county-wide
  • $10,000+ in scholarships awarded

To nominate a student, please CLICK HERE to fill out the form.


VAPA SOM Winners

Press releases for every month’s VAPA SOM winners are listed below:

2021-2022 School Year
October 2021November 2021

2020-2021 School Year
November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April + May 2021

2019-2020 School Year
November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020

VAPA Student of the Year 2020-21



Eleanor Aslanian

To subscribe to our monthly VAPA Updates newsletter, follow the link below to fill out our newsletter form. Be sure to check the box next to “Education Alliance” to receive VAPA Updates!


About ACNV Education Alliance

In 2013, Arts Council Napa Valley (ACNV) founded the ACNV Education Alliance, ACNVEA, to support, sustain, and advocate for arts education in Napa County. This public-private alliance made up of educators, students, community volunteers, and district arts administrators began with a comprehensive assessment of the local arts education landscape. In 2015, with the assessment complete and major support from Festival Napa Valley, the Education Alliance partners and the Napa Valley Unified School District (NVUSD) we commissioned and drafted the NVUSD Arts Master Plan. This plan was a starting place for the work of the Education Alliance and presents a comprehensive framework for the development of TK-12 sequential, standards-based arts education curriculum. Since then, the NVUSD Board of Education unanimously adopted the Arts Master Plan.

With changes to the seven-period day at the middle & high school levels, ACNV’s Ed Alliance is currently working to fill the gaps in and out of the curriculum, aiming to adapt the existing Master Plan with the current climate. Working with district administrators and program directors, the Ed Alliance aims to keep our students involved and recognized for their excellence in the Visual & Performing Arts. One of the main programs that recognizes Napa County students for their accomplishments in the arts is the VAPA Student of the Month program.