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Shoreline Art Alliance Announces Student Scholarship Winners in the Arts Top Talent

Press Release.
May 6, 2019 – Shoreline Arts Alliance is happy to announce the 7 Scholarship winners and 7 Special Recognition Winners from the 2019 Scholarships in the Arts Top Talent Award Competition. Students from our 24 town region all applied, auditioned, and interviewed for a $1,000 scholarship to continue their education in the arts. Each category of study had a group of dedicated and professional judges that interviewed and reviewed every student, their work, and their application. The students listed below have won awards in 7 different categories of artistic study.
Scholarship Winners and Special Recognition:
Winner: Angelina DiFranco – Guilford High School and Starship Dance Studio
Special Recognition: Margaret Maselli – Old Saybrook High School, Shoreline Ballet, and Eastern Connecticut Ballet
Creative Writing
Winner: Jane Scheiber – Lyme Old Lyme High School
Special Recognition: Sophie Spaner – Valley Regional High School
Visual Arts
Winner: Gabriella Dollahite – Daniel Hand High School
Special Recognition: Elizabeth Altmannsberger – Branford High School
Winner: Elena Keogh – Daniel Hand High School and ACES Educational Center for the Arts
Special Recognition: Remsen Welsh – New Haven Academy and ACES Educational Center for the Arts
Instrumental Music
Winner: Hunter Singewald – Daniel Hand High School, Neighborhood Music School, and School of Rock
Special Recognition: Sophia Griswold – Lyme Old Lyme High School
Vocal Music
Winner: Mary Darin – Mercy High School
Special Recognition: Jake Gladwin – Guilford High School
Jeffrey Dobbs Scholarship for Excellence in Painting
Winner: Alex Williams – Lyme Old Lyme High School
Both the Scholarship winners and the Special Recognition will receive a mentorship with a professional artist in their field. Students will be performing/showing their work at the Scholarships in the Arts Top Talent Showcase on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Evergreen Woods, 88 Notch Hill Rd, North Branford, CT. The event is free and open to the public!
Learn more about Scholarships in the Arts and the many other programs that Shoreline Arts Alliance has to offer by visiting
About Shoreline Arts Alliance: Shoreline Arts Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)3 based in Guilford, CT. Shoreline Arts Alliance is the state appointed arts council for a 24 town region including all of Middlesex County, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, Branford, North Branford, Lyme, Old Lyme, Salem, and East Lyme. Shoreline Arts Alliance’s mission is to Transform Lives through the Arts and we do so by educating students, encouraging artists, engaging the community, and enriching the cultural landscape of the Shoreline and beyond. Shoreline Arts Alliance offers free programs and services across the State of Connecticut. To learn more about these programs please visit our website at or contact us at or 203.453.3890

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