Washougal, WA — The 2018 Arts Ambassador Scholarship recipients were honored at the recent Enspire Arts Celebration Gala, which was held Saturday at the Black Pearl. The Arts Ambassador Scholarship Program is a newly established program offering $500 scholarships towards instruction in any art form and available for students in grades 6-12 throughout Clark County.
Each recipient of a scholarship will provide an arts based community gift to serve the residents of Clark County. Enspire Arts sought students dedicated to their craft, having a strong desire to keep learning and a motivation to enrich the lives of others. Some students have already had several years of study and some are just beginning their formal instruction. Yet, in all of them there is potential to make a positive and meaningful contribution to the community of Clark County.
Aaron Greene is a senior at Union High School and his community gift will be creating a Peer to Peer String Instruction Program to support the school’s orchestra, as well as provide free lessons to those that may otherwise not have access. In its first year, the program will have 4 tutors, serving 10 students.
Zoe Hill is an 8th grade student at Jemtegaard Middle School and her community gift will be Reaching Others Through Art. Zoe will be creating a series of comic drawings highlighting the mental dialogue associated with certain mental conditions. This artwork has the potential to open the doors for discussion with local youth and the challenges they are facing.
Zayah Shore is a 7th grade student at Liberty Middle School and her community gift will be Sharing the Love of Music. Zayah is zealous to encourage young students to give music a try. She plans to visit elementary classrooms to share what it’s like to learn a new instrument and to encourage kids not to be a afraid of a challenge.
Zachary Lipinski is a junior at Heritage High School and his community gift will be Connecting with Others Through Music. Zachary’s love of music has drawn him to want to become an orchestra teacher. Zachary will be providing free public music performances around Clark County.
Cassidy Watson is a junior at Camas High School and her community gift will be The Joy of Dance. Cassidy is a talented young dancer and is excited at the opportunity to share her joy of dance with others. Cassidy will be offering three contemporary dance workshops to youth around Clark County.
For more information regarding Enspire Arts, their programs, ways to get involved and making a donation, please see www.enspirearts.org
The 2019 Arts Ambassador Scholarship application period will open March 2019.