Southwest Arts Student Receives Award

Kurstin Howard studies at Evelyn Graves School on Chester Ave.  

The 2019 Youth Image Award was bestowed on local SW student Kurstin Howard at an event sponsored by the Department of Human Services at Penn Memorial in Wynnfield May 18.  Over three hundred youth, family and friends citywide attended the luncheon festivities which were sponsored by Support Community Outreach Programs (SCOP).

The modest Kurstin, age 17, finds that the performing and visual arts empower her and contribute to her positive self-awareness and self-esteem. She has studied dance, drama, and visual arts for nearly seven years with great determination and is currently enrolled in drama classes at Evelyn Graves School of Performing Arts, 5447 Chester Ave in Southwest Philadelphia.  

Information and photo for this article were kindly provided by The Rev Dr. Cassandra Graves of the Evelyn Graves School (

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