The Madge Rizza Scholarship for the Performing Arts Recipient
Shane graduated from Kearsarge High School and plans to have a career in the performing arts. He is a resident of Sutton. He received . Shane has a passion for acting, singing and dancing which makes him perfect for the performing arts. He has been a Junior Barn Intern for several summers. He has been involved with student programs at Northern Stage. He also starred as Billy Elliott in that production in the Boston area. Shane has been very serious about his academic work as well as his talent for singing and dancing and the performing arts. He is going to attend Florida Southern College where he hopes to earn a BFA in musical theater.
Lang Scholarship Recipient
Patrick is a 2020 graduate of Kearsarge High School and he resides in New London. He is a multi-talented young man who sings, plays the piano and performs in musicals. He played Harold Hill, the lead character, in Kearsarge’s High School’s spring production of Music Man. He has performed vocally in jazz groups as well as performed in A Cappella singing groups. He combined these talents along with outstanding academic grades in high school. He has been accepted at Syracuse University and plans to enroll in the music program there. He does aspire to have a career in music.
Emily is a resident of Wilmot and graduated from Kearsarge High School this year. Emily was awarded a senior scholarship as she plans to attend Smith College. She was accepted early as this was her first choice. Emily has been dancing since she was a little girl. She has spent much of her training at the Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts in Warner. As she grew in her dance expertise, she taught classes there. Her talent and passion for dance will be combined with her interest in biochemical engineering and the study of genetics. Her outstanding academic record and talent ensures she will be
successful in combing dance with her
academic responsibilities at Smith College.
Madison, from Newport, has been dancing since she was a very young girl. Most of her classes were at the Dance Arts Academy in Sunapee. She not only took classes at the academy but taught dance there as well. She will be going to Salve Regina College in the fall. There she will continue to develop her talent for dancing along with studying law. She is passionate about issues that relate to social justice and she can see herself going into law or working in the criminal justice system.
Meaghan is a graduate of Grantham High School. She has been studying dance for many years. She has studied ballet at the White River Dance Academy. She has also studied ballet at the Boston Conservatory of Dance in Boston for a three week summer program. She will be attending the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. She will be majoring in the performing arts with a
focus on dance.
Erin will be attending Middlebury College in the fall. She graduated from Kearsarge High School and resides in Wilmot. She is an outstanding student who has been dancing and singing in various productions at Kearsarge High School. She will be majoring in the performing arts at college. But she also has an interest in studying law or psychology. She will also continue to develop her ability and passion as a visual artist.
Bailey received a scholarship this year, to attend the Junior Barn Intern program. He is a talented vocalist who has participated in the jazz choir at the high school and also in the All New England choir. He will be a senior at Kearsarge High School in the fall. He lives in Warner.
Elizabeth Upton lives in Newbury and is a student at the Kearsarge Middle School. She has been dancing since she was very young. She has done most of her studying at the Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts. She received a scholarship for a summer intensive dance program. It is the Rock School for Dance Education.
The CFA has awarded over $28,000 to
Talented Students in the Lake Sunapee Region.
Scholarships for those with a dream of pursuing their education in
Art, Music, Theater, Dance and Literature
These are the Stars of Tomorrow!
Left to right: Sue Elliott(CFA Scholarship Committee Member), Helen Armstrong (Andover/Acting-Musical Theater), Mak Eldridge (Springfield/Voice-Musical Theater), Allison Callaghan (Warner/Dance), Brooklyn Mitchler (Newport/Dance), Emily Swindell (Wilmot/Dance), Lily Magoon (Warner/Voice-Musical Theater), Alia Gonzalez (Newport/Voice-Musical Theater), Jakob Vedova (New London/Voice-Musical Theater), Oliver Andrews (Andover/Music-Violin), Lyndsey Patten (Newport/Dance) ,
Mason Martell (Newport/Dance), Rob Kier (CFA Scholarship Committee Member).
Not pictured: Hunter Labelle (Newbury/Visual Arts), Rette Solomon (Wilmot/Photography), Courtney Goodwin (New London/Visual Arts).
These recipients will be performing at next January’s First Fridays “Stars of Tomorrow”, at Whipple Hall.
The Center for the Arts scholarship program is funded by the generosity of our members and the community. It is given to students and artists who are pursuing any form of the arts (literature, drama, dance, music or the visual arts). Scholarships are offered for Students in grades 7-12 and the Lang Memorial Scholarship for seniors going to college who are pursuing the arts.
Student Applicants Must:
Download Application Below and Mail to:
Center for the Arts
P.O. Box 872
New London, 03257
or Email to:
Subject Line "Scholarships"
*CFA Board Members and their family members are not eligible.
Showcase of 2018 Scholarship Ricipients at Whipple Hall!
(courtesy of rettesolomon.com)
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