The Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association Scholarship Program recently recognized 20 talented art students from Miami-Dade County by presenting a $1,000 scholarship to each of the graduating seniors.
The scholarship awards were presented in conjunction with the opening of the “First Impressions” exhibition at the Gallery@CGAF which showcases the works of the scholarship recipients. The Gallery@CGAF is located at 3390 Mary St. in Mayfair-in-the-Grove.
The 2018 high school scholarship recipients are:
Christopher Abella, Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH);
Andie Aylsworth, DASH;
Tony Bernardo, New World School of the Arts;
Eva Bibas, Coral Reef Senior High School;
Yunru “Daisy” Chen, DASH;
Gabriel Chez, DASH;
Jenny De La Cruz, DASH;
Natasja Enriquez, DASH;
Melissa Fernandez, New World School of the Arts;
Yundiel Garcia, South Miami Senior High School;
Raejeann Harris, Arthur & Polly Mays;
Diago Leon, New World School of the Arts;
Kate Ortega, New World School of the Arts;
Frederick Rapp, DASH;
Cristy Rodriguez, New World School of the Arts;
Ruth Suarez, DASH;
Naelsy Young, Robert Morgan Education Center, and
Carolina Zuniga, DASH.
Alex Darius, New World School of the Arts, received a scholarship created in 2018 in memory of Jae Sweeny-Lardner, a young, brilliant life gone too soon. Jae attended NWSA. The scholarship honors her memory and carries her legacy of the appreciation and love of art forward to future generations of young, talented artists.
Henry Rojas, New World School of the Arts, received the Carole Masington Art Scholarship named after local philanthropist and activist Carole Masington.
Assisting with the selection process for this year’s awards is the Fund 4 Design & Art Education, an organization created and maintained by retired arts educators across the county. The organization has assisted the Arts Festival in selecting some of Miami-Dade’s best arts students since 2013.
For more information about the Gallery @ CGAF, visit www.cgaf.com.