WARREN, Ohio - Young artists and performers showcased their skills Friday night.
Families and the community gathered for Arts/EXCELEBRATION at the Warren YWCA.
Entertainment included drama, dance, vocal music performances and an art show.
Arts/EXCEL allows students in 5th through 8th grades to develop their academic and artistic talents.
Nearly 20 Trumbull county schools and the Educational Service Center participate in the cooperative program.
"We know the arts keep kids involved and have great influence on their academic achievement," said Michele Krisher, Supervisor of Gifted and Talented Services at Trumbull County Educational Service Center.