The World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) Board has unanimously voted to honor NARIP President Tess Taylor with its 2009 Achievement Award and induct her into its Performing Arts Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony takes place on Sunday, July 12 during WCOPA’s 2009 Opening Ceremonies at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Past recipients of the award include Ann-Margret, Liza Minnelli and Garth Brooks. WCOPA is to the performing arts what the Olympics are to sports. Once a year, children and young adults come to Los Angeles from around the world to compete in performing arts including music, dance and acting. Last year over 40 countries were represented. Click here to learn more about WCOPA: www.worldchampionships.tv. Thank you to Griff O’Neil and the WCOPA Board for recognizing Ms. Taylor with this honor.