Arts For The Future Celebrates 25 Years Of Supporting Local Students

Now in its 25th year, the Arts for the Future Scholarship Fund recently bestowed $1,000 scholarships to 29 high school seniors from 16 Broward County Public Schools to continue their studies in the visual, performing and technical arts at colleges, universities and educational training institutions.  The students received their scholarships at the annual Stars on Parade extravaganza at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts during which students from throughout the county performed a program of ensemble and solo performances in dance, music and theater.  An  example of the Broward Center’s long standing partnership with the Broward County Public Schools, the Arts for the Future Scholarship Fund is funded through the Amaturo Family Foundation and the Broward Education Foundation in a community-wide initiative. A pre-show reception for scholarship winners and their families continued the education collaboration with culinary students from Atlantic and Sheridan Technical Colleges preparing the food.

Students at the following schools received scholarships this year:

Charles W. Flanagan High: Sophie Page, theater
Cooper City High: Sarah Imani Carre, dance; Dylan Gara, music Sarah Abisror and Bryanna DeKnegt, theater; Enchang Fan and Kiara Garau, visual art
Coral Springs High: Ariadna Nava, theater
Cypress Bay High: Isabella Galarraga, Erika Garcia and Pablo Marquez, visual art
Dillard Center for the Arts: Selena Michel and Maya Simunek, visual art
Everglades High: Samantha Sanchez, visual art
Fort Lauderdale High: Nicole Miller, dance
J. P. Taravella High: Yasmeen Smith, music
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High: Nicholas Eichner, theater; Lucia Giraldo and Savanah Venter, visual art
McArthur High: Michelle Crespo and Lilian Rios, visual art
Monarch High: Joseph Versil, music
Pompano Beach High: Justin Maignan, visual art
Somerset Arts Conservatory: Crystal Robinson, visual art
South Broward High: John Luechauer, music; Kirah Jean-Jacques, visual art
South Plantation High: Marielle Acevedo, theater
West Broward High: Gabriella Sierra, music; Katie Wulf, theater
The Blue Royals Dance Team From Fort Lauderdale High School

The Broward Center 2023/2024 season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and UHealth University of Miami Health System. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts. One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level and UHealth-University of Miami Health System Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 100,000 students annually.