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Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2017 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 2017 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and the PPAC Annual Fund Donors.  The 38 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 2017 awards will be presented to the winners at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Monday, May 8.
 

2017 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS RECIPIENTS
 

  • Janelle Agyemang – John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick
  • Olivia Almeida – Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School, Central Falls
  • Rubelly Alvarez – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence
  • Erin Anderson – Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth
  • Gabriel Arroyo – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence
  • Sage Bogaars – Thompson Middle School, Newport
  • Jillian Boutcher – Barrington Christian Academy, Barrington
  • Angelica Bueno – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
  • Vanessa Earley – John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick
  • Cassidy Ferry – Curtis Corner Middle School, Wakefield
  • Maya Grant – Homeschooled, Riverside
  • Jessica Harwood – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
  • Nola Haynes – Cluny School, Newport
  • Elspeth Huxley – Curtis Corner Middle School, Wakefield
  • Cryssaly Jimenez – Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence
  • Sharday Johnson – Wyman School, Warwick
  • Joy Joly – Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston
  • Emma Jordan – Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston
  • Mya Lemery – John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick
  • Gustavo Londono – Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School, Cranston
  • Amaya Louro – John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick
  • Rhakejha Lovett Smith – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence
  • Emilie Martin – The Pennfield School, Portsmouth
  • Natalya Martin – Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School, Cranston
  • Evelyn Mathelier – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence
  • Edmir Monteiro – Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence
  • Krystal Morales – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence
  • Mikaya Parente – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
  • Dayana Ranero Saldana – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence
  • Caterina Ranieri – John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick
  • Lily Smith – Meadowbrook Waldorf School, West Kingston
  • Sam Sparling – Saint Philip School, Greenville
  • Hanna Stavnitski – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
  • Grace Thorp – Nathanael Greene Middle School, Providence
  • Ava West – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
  • Norman Winn – South Kingstown High School, Wakefield
     

2017 Keri Anne O’Donnell Scholarship Recipient:

  • Calista Aguinaldo – St. Rose of Lima School, Warwick

Funded by the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund
 

2017 Jessie’s Dream Scholarship Recipient:

  • Marley Dupre – Thompson Middle School, Newport

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

Pictured below:
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).

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2017 Jessie's Dream Scholarship Recipient
Marley Dupre

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

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