INTERLOCHEN, Mich. – Journee Christian Wagner, 13, of Orlando, FL has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists grades 3 through 12. Journee, the daughter of Rodney and Renee Williams and Jerome Wagner, will study Musical Theatre Production at the Camp.

Journee attends Central Florida Leadership Academy where she’s a member of the Drama Club.  She’s also an active member of Orlando World Outreach Christian Center.  Journee has been singing and dancing since the young age of two.  She co-stared is the Slinging Mud Part II and High School, I Hate You and is featured in the Joseph Jackson Documentary.   Journee has had many roles in Musical Theater, Magazines and Prints; including musical performances at Disney California.  She was the 2008 first runner up to Miss Preteen Daytona Beach.

Interlochen Arts Camp attracts students, faculty and staff from all 50 U.S. states and more than 40 countries. These 3,000 artists fill Interlochen’s northwoods campus with an explosion of creativity. Student-artists learn from world-class instructors and produce hundreds of presentations each summer in dance, theatre, creative writing, visual arts, music and film.

Among the distinguished Camp alumni are Norah Jones, singer Josh Groban, members of the band OK Go, Rufus Wainwright, opera and concert soprano Jessye Norman, conductor Loren Maazel, jazz pianist Eldar, actor Anthony Rapp, cartoonist Cathy Guisewite and many more. Approximately ten percent of the nation’s professional orchestra musicians have roots at Interlochen and the alumni community has been awarded nearly 100 Grammy Awards.

In addition to hundreds of performances, presentations and readings by young artists, Interlochen brings leading artists and performers to the northern Michigan campus. In recent years, guest artists have included Joshua Bell, the Decemberists, Rufus Wainwright, Olga Kern, Bob Dylan, Van Cliburn, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Guster, Lyle Lovett, Trace Adkins, Branford Marsalis and many more.


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The Central Florida Leadership Academy finished up the 2012-2013 school year with two great successes.  Every student performed in a 90 minute show entitled “The Road to Destiny” before an audience of more than 300 appreciative fans in what was the consensus “best ever” show in the school’s three year history.  Release of the end of course exams brought additional reasons to celebrate.  100% of CFLA’s Geometry students passed the end of course exam (compared to 88% statewide).  Equally impressively, in Algebra 1, 100% of seventh graders; 94% of eighth graders and 67% of ninth graders passed the exam on their first try (compared to 64% statewide for all first time test takers).