JAIME BOECKEL: SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR VISUAL ARTS
Jaime is so grateful to have won the SEA-BBS Senior Scholarship for Visual Arts. After High School, I plan to attend SUNY Purchase with a major in liberal arts. My favorite memory is being a part of the ensemble for Newsies. I’m thrilled that our ensemble was nominated for the Teeny Awards and that we get to perform it one last time. It’s a fantastic way to close out our senior year. Other highlights from this year include Jazz Choir, the Pops concert, keeping up my academics with high honor roll, and winning this award. I’ll miss seeing all of my friends, but I’m thankful for all the memories we’ve made. Thank you for the honor of this scholarship, and congrats to all the recipients!
KATIE D’AMBROSIO:SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Katie is so thankful for the music department’s support throughout high school. She has passionately involved herself in chorus and jazz choir since freshman year, and was designated an All State Alternate (soprano). She has participated in both classical and jazz NYSSMA, and has performed in jazz SCMEA. She has performed in musical theatre productions in and out of school, most recently portraying the role of “Katherine” in BBP’s production of Newsies. During her senior year, she was elected as a secretary of Tri-M Music Honor Society. Katie would like to especially thank Ms.Goloski for all of the dedication and love she has for her students and the music department.
SHANNON HERLIHY: SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR TECHNICAL THEATRE
Shannon has been an active member of the BBP Music Department for years. She has really enjoyed her experiences as Lighting Director for the Middle School Musicals, being a member of stage crew for the High School musical productions, and volunteering her time for the district-wide talent shows. She was really honored to receive the Technical Theatre Scholarship and plans to study Graphic Design and Theater Technology as she heads to Suffolk University Boston in the Fall. She will miss her BBP experiences, friendships, and memories- but will take them with her as she looks to the future.
KATHERINE LaFOUNTAIN: SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR DANCE
Katherine started dancing at the age of 2 and hasn’t stopped yet; she dances most genres, but ballet is her favorite. Katherine has learned from top Broadway choreographers from Stage Door School of Dance, Broadway Dance center, Thommie Retter, Dance Molinari, American Ballet Theatre and finally American Ballet Studio. At the age of 8, Katherine added voice lessons through Amy McGrath studios. Ms. McGrath taught Katherine to sing in many different languages and helped her to earn a perfect score at most NYSSMA festivals earning her a chance to perform with SCMEA every year since fifth grade and NYSCAME for 11th and 12th grade. In addition to MS. McGrath, Katherine has been very lucky to have amazing chorus and band teachers as she also plays the Alto Sax. In addition to singing and dancing, Katherine has had a talent manager since the age of 8 and takes acting classes in NYC and at The Gateway Playhouse. She has done many tv, film, commercial voice over and print projects. Some favorites are Boardwalk Empire, Teen Vogue, SNL and a project with Bill Nye the Science guy. With hard work and many hours of training, musical theatre has been a joy in her life. Katherine has performed in 4 professional regional productions earning her equity card and over 20 community and school theatre projects. Some favorites are Ballet girl Sharon Percy in Billy Elliot at The Gateway Playhouse, Jane Banks in Mary Poppins at the John Engeman theatre and last Summer as Val in a chorus Line at The Gateway Playhouse. Finally, through all of the performances and acting/dance training schools, Katherine has had the absolute pleasure to perform to raise funds for many not for profit organizations. Some favorite benefits that she performed in were The Felix Organization to help send NYC children to Summer camp, lyrics for life for suicide awareness, the Red Trunk Project to teach children about many different cultures. Katherine is hoping to continue giving back through her passions and is looking forward to her next 4 years at Syracuse University.
Jessica is so excited for her future as a Music Ed Major at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She has really enjoyed playing clarinet in the BBP HS Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band. She also loved playing alto sax and flute in the Jazz Band but her favorite ensemble is the Pit Orchestra. The excitement she feels when playing for musical theatre is definitely a highlight of her time at BBP. She will also miss the fun Pops Concerts and playing every day in band with her friends. Thank you to SEA-BBS for the wonderful scholarship and for everything you do in support of the arts. And a special shout out to Mr. Sarling for always encouraging her and pushing her to play better every day! She will never forget winning the Atlantic Wind Symphony Concerto Competition and playing at the Patchogue Theatre along with the Atlantic Wind Symphony while being conducted by Mr. Sarling. It was a night she will never forget!!!
RILEY BROWN: SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR PIANO PERFORMANCE
EMILY CLAYTON: SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR LITERARY
ROBERT NEWBECK: SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR VIOLA PERFORMANCE
KRISTIN SAUER: SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR VISUAL ARTS
GIAVANNA ZAVALA: SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR VISUAL ARTS
GABRIELLA ZEZIMA: SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR VISUAL ARTS