AVArts received an award of $2,000 from The Amy Ensign-Barstow Memorial Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation to support the AVArts Arts in the School Program grants in the Anderson Valley schools for the 2017-2018 school year—many thanks to The Amy Ensign-Barstow Memorial Fund for this award which helps AVArts support a diverse range of arts programs at both the elementary and junior and senior high schools!
Two AVArts Scholarship Program recipients, AVHS graduate Julia Brock and AVHS Senior Hannah Woolfenden, sent their thanks for scholarship awards they received during the 2016-2017 school year:
From Julia who received a $5,000 Arts Scholarships for Graduating Seniors to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Cinematography at Columbia College Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA:
“Dear AVArts, Thank you SO much for your large scholarship! I am beyond touched—and it was such an exciting surprise at graduation! I cannot explain how much your support means to me, and I am very grateful for your help in paying for college. I promise to make you all proud at film school. Before graduation, paying tuition without going into serious debt seemed out of reach, but now with all the scholarships, my dreams can come true without worry! Thank you so much Love, Julia Brock”
From Hannah who received a $1,600 Special Arts Related Scholarship to cover tuition for her participation in the American Ballet Theatre’s 2017 four-week summer intensive in Austin, TX:
“Dear AV Arts, I just wanted to thank you for the generous scholarship you gave me for attending American Ballet Theatre’s summer intensive in Austin, Texas. I had an amazing experience and feel like I have grown a lot as a dancer. I got to take four dance classes a day, Monday through Friday, and two classes on Saturdays. At the end of the month we got to perform a short piece from a ballet called Raymonda. I had such a blast learning and getting stronger over the course of the intensive. Thank you so much for helping me attend such an amazing program and for helping me grow as a dancer. Hannah Woolfenden”