By: Sharon Aron Baron
Thirty seniors from local schools received Arts for the Future Scholarships during the 18th annual Stars on Parade extravaganza at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
This scholarship allow talented seniors from Broward County Public Schools to continue their studies in the visual, performing and technical arts at colleges, universities and educational training institutions.
The Arts for the Future Scholarship Fund is a community-wide initiative to promote artistic career opportunities for graduating seniors. One of the largest programs of its kind in the nation, the fund has bestowed scholarships to more than 850 talented high school seniors since 1999.
2017 Arts for the Future Scholarship Winners
Charles W. Flanagan High School: Shamar Drumond, Music; Ariana Mendoza, Visual
Cooper City High School: Grehan Edmunds, Visual
Coral Glades High School: Cara Benacquisto, Visual; Jeffery Flynn, Theater; Isabella Stevens, Theater; Sophia Young, Theater; Matthew Pearl, Music; Gabrielle Simon, Dance
Cypress Bay High School: Andrea Garcia, Visual; Erin Imhof, Visual; Valeria Ormo, Visual
Deerfield Beach High School: Paula Milenkova, Visual; Brittany Prempin, Visual
J.P. Taravella High School: Julie Berman, Theater; Kathleen Carragee, Technical Arts; Nicolette Trivlis, Technical Arts; Devyn DeAngelis, Visual; Emily Ehrlich, Visual; Kevin Cruz, Theater; Don Jeanis, Theater; Carmen Bulthuis, Theater
McArthur High School: Krista Nickle, Visual
Monarch High School: Nicole Knorr, Music
Northeast High School: Susann Orozco, Visual
Piper High School: Venessa Shelton, Visual
Stoneman Douglas High School: Ashlyn Fields, Visual; Dyane Oliva, Visual
Stranahan High School: Arantxa Lazarte, Visual
Western High School: Isabela Mata, Visual
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.