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PPAC announces arts scholarships for 26 R.I. students

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PROVIDENCE – Twenty-six Rhode Island students, aged 11-14, have been awarded scholarships to attend local summer arts education programs this summer.

The Arts Scholarships 2011, sponsored by Textron Inc. with support from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the PPAC Annual Fund Donors, will be awarded during a ceremony at the Providence Performing Arts Center on May 9, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Scholarships are a maximum of $500.

The scholarship program first began in 1996 by PPAC’s Community Outreach Committee; 377 scholarships will have been awarded, including the ones on May 9.

An additional scholarship, the Keri Anne O’Donnell Scholarship, will be awarded to Kaitlynn Slattery of Warwick, who will attend Camp Broadway this summer.

Recipients of the 2011 Arts Scholarships are:

  • Seneca David Brown, Carl G. Lauro Elementary School – Providence.

  • Afrida Browne, Esek Hopkins Middle School – Providence.

  • Mikaela Dalton, Community Preparatory School – Providence.

  • Yennifer Duran, Governor Christopher DelSesto Middle School – Providence.

  • Lea Fabre, The Compass School – Kingston.

  • Lily Ferreira, Joseph H. Gaudet Middle School – Middletown.

  • Emma Joy Fitzelle-Jones, The Compass School – Kingston.

  • Olivia Frangos, Western Hills Middle School – Cranston.

  • Lydiann Hernandez, Governor Christopher DelSesto Middle School – Providence.

  • Breanna Howard, Esek Hopkins Middle School – Providence.

  • Mariah Johnson, The Compass School – Kingston.

  • Olivia Kaczmarzyk, St. Peter School – Warwick.

  • Alexa Madeiros, The Compass School – Kingston.

  • Clara Maurer, Joseph H. Gaudet Middle School – Middletown.

  • Nicole Morales, Aldrich Junior High School – Warwick.

  • Brandon Morsilli, Cedar Hill School – Warwick.

  • Pedro Pastor, Joseph Jenks Junior High School – Pawtucket.

  • Allan Peckham III, The Compass School – Kingston.

  • Jalixa Ramirez, Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts – Providence.

  • Norman Rivera, Governor Christopher DelSesto Middle School – Providence.

  • Sissy Rosso, Governor Christopher DelSesto Middle School – Providence.

  • Ruby Schnirman, The Gordon School – East Providence.

  • Benjamin Shapiro, Wilbur and McMahon Schools – Little Compton.

  • Kaitlynn Slattery, E.G. Robertson School – Warwick.

  • William Sosa, Governor Christopher DelSesto Middle School – Providence.

  • Benjamin Wilkie, Wilbur and McMahon Schools – Little Compton.

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