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Bel Air native, high school senior, is candidate for U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Bel Air native, high school senior, is candidate for U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

Bel Air native Sarah Lapointe will find out next month if she has been selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, which would make her one of 20 high school seniors from across the nation to travel to Washington, D.C. in June for a recognition ceremony. "If we are selected, we go to perform in front of the president and receive the award from him," Lapointe, 18, said during a recent interview. Lapointe focuses on ballet, but said she has practiced other forms of dance, such as jazz, tap and modern. "My mom put me in ballet when I was 2 years old, and I've been dancing ever since," she said. Lapointe is one of 60 people in contention for the 20...

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