by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Alicia Jeanne Photography

Passion for the Arts

student_karvounis3Mia Karvounis is known for always carrying a book, sketchbook, and colored pencils with her wherever she goes. “I enjoy reading, writing, and drawing, but my favorite hobby and greatest passion is singing. I love to express myself through music and I hope to make a career out of it someday,” revealed Mia. After she graduates high school, Mia hopes to attend a college for the performing arts and then pursue a career in music and maybe even sing and act on Broadway one day.

One of the ways Mia shares her passion for the arts with others is through her involvement in Sage Creek’s annual Festival of the Arts. The Festival of the Arts is a celebration of visual and performing arts that showcases musical and dance performances, artwork displays, and other activities such as sidewalk chalk art. “For last year’s Festival of the Arts, I made posters, helped decorate for the event, and worked on publicity. My mom even made baked goods for the bake sale! I was so proud when I saw it all come together,” related Mia. According to her, one of her favorite aspects of the event is that it allows the spotlight to shine on the arts and on the talented artists, musicians, dancers, actors, and other performers that attend Sage Creek. “I really enjoy the sense of community and school spirit at Sage Creek. Everyone is there to support each other and improve the school to make it even greater than it already is,” said Mia proudly.



Name: Mia Karvounis
School: Sage Creek High School
Family: Parents – George and Michelle Karvounis; Sister – Katrina (14)
Favorite Places in Carlsbad: Beach, Carlsbad Premium Outlets, The Shoppes at Carlsbad


student_karvounis2In addition to Festival of the Arts, Mia is also involved in other activities that focus on the arts. During her freshman year at Sage Creek, she performed a scene from On Golden Pond at the Café Bobcat and was in the teen chorus for the production of Bye Bye Birdie. “I just love the arts because they give you a way to express yourself and your feelings, whether it is through a painting, a song, a dance, or a scene in a play,” stated Mia, who is continuing her involvement in the arts by taking classes in drama, dance, and concert choir at Sage Creek.