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Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2018 program, along with the members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center, are pleased to announce the winners of the ARTS Scholarships 2018 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust with support from Ocean State Charities Trust and the PPAC Annual Fund Donors.  The 34 talented Rhode Island student artists, ages 11-14, will each receive a scholarship of up to $500 that will provide an opportunity for these students to attend local summer arts education programs that will expand their experiences in a chosen area of study.  The ARTS Scholarships 2018 awards will be presented to the winners at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 3.

 

2018 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS RECIPIENTS

 

Iris Baird – Edward R. Martin Middle School, East Providence

Mariama Bandabaila – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Brianna Callahan – Warwick Veterans Junior High School, Warwick

Betzaida Deleon Ruiz – Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence

Liam DeRosa – St. Paul School, Cranston

Isabella Errante – Archie R. Cole Middle School, East Greenwich

Catherine Galipeau – St. Pius V School, Providence

Joanly Gomez – Paul Cuffee Middle School, Providence

Sherlyn Gomez – Sophia Academy, Providence

Kayliana Hamilton – Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet, Woonsocket

Destiny Horan – John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Maria Ixchop – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Alice Kinney – Sophia Academy, Providence

Joshua Kline – St. Philip School, Greenville

Kaelyn Kohanski – Sophia Academy, Providence

Vanessa Linden – Homeschooled, North Kingstown

Jarilyn Lizana – Sophia Academy, Providence

Christina LoPresti – St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport

Maya Madison – Winman Junior High School, Warwick

Olivia McNichols – Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, Cumberland

Mia Merlino – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Amy Morales – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Lilly Mottram – Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School, Coventry

Shirley Panadero Dubon – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Naomi Parker – M. Virginia Cunningham Elementary School, Pawtucket

Madison Perreault – Sophia Academy, Providence

Nitaya Phothisen - Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Kelly Picozzi – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Abigail Salas – Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School, Johnston

Stynece Sanchez – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Mariana Saquic – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Jasmine Stevens – St. Mary Academy – Bay View, Riverside

 

2018 Keri Anne O’Donnell Scholarship Recipient:

Alexandra Cowart – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Funded by the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund

 

2018 Jessie’s Dream Scholarship Recipient:

Neisa Barbosa – St. Mary Academy – Bay View, Riverside

Funded by Jessie's Dream Scholarship Fund

 

 

 

Congratulations to the 2017 ARTS Scholarships
Winners pictured below!

 

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2017 Keri-Anne O'Donnell Scholarship Recipient
Calista Aguinaldo

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Center - Calista Aguinaldo
L to R - Frank O'Donnell, Elise Arsenault (vocal coach), Lisa Aguinaldo (mom), Alan Aguinaldo (dad), Honesto Aguinaldo (little brother), Karen O'Donnell, and Olivia Noon (friend).

 

 

2017 Jessie's Dream Scholarship Recipient
Marley Dupre

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Center - Marley Dupre
L to R: Kathy Beach (grandmother), Chloe Bohanan (friend), John Morris, Riley Dupre (sister), and Jeff Dupre (dad).