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Great things happen in the Nelson-Williams Fine Arts Building at Parrott Academy!
  • Visual Art is flourishing, with marked enrollment growth in both Middle and Upper School programs.  The Upper School Art Team was named State Runner-Up at the NCASA 2018 Art Showcase.  Middle School art students were awarded 6 Gold and 5 Silver Art Keys.  Upper School students were awarded 6 Gold and 4 Silver Keys.  Upper School students also collected the Wilson Times Award and a National Scholastic Gold Key.
  • Our choral program achieved a Superior Rating in 2018 for Vocal Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Adjudication.  One student was selected to the University of Mount Olive All Star Choir.
  • The dance ensembles have experienced ongoing success, with the Middle School Dance Ensemble winning the NC Scholastic Dance Festival overall state championship and in Jazz/Hip Hop, and Contemporary/Lyrical dance.  The Upper School Dance Ensemble brought home a third place finish in the state competition. 
  • The guitar program continues to grow and has focused on community service. Our students work with the Lenoir County Boys & Girls Club and other organizations, both performing and teaching.
  • Our orchestra performs during our musical performances in February and one orchestra participant was selected for the East Carolina's Next Generation Chamber Orchestra.
  • The theatre program is thriving. The Patriot Players participate in NCTC and have advanced to the state level numerous times.  Ticket sales topped 600 for the annual musical. 
  • Three students were selected for Governor's School in 2018 representing theatre, dance, and visual art.