I would like to sincerely thank Homer Council on the Arts for awarding me the "Youth Artist of the Year" award, which was presented to me at HCOA's annual meeting on Jan. 25. I was absolutely flabbergasted upon receiving news that they had chosen me to present the award to, but let me mention as well that I was equally honored. It is such a fantastic feeling to know that HCOA supports me and my passion for art that drives me in life.
I will never forget this wonderful award that I have been given in my lovely hometown of Homer, Alaska. It is an honor that will stick with me and push me forward in life for countless years to come. Again, I thank them with my all heart.
Drew L. Turner