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Four Students Receive Arts Scholarships

19 November 2019 Winchester Frederick County News

November 19, 2019

WINCHESTER – Four students in the Winchester Public Schools system were awarded scholarship funds to pursue their artistic interests.

The Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy of Shenandoah University announced the four winners of the Vivian Christy Sansoni Award funds yesterday afternoon. The Award was created in 2015 in Vivian Sansoni’s memory. She was an artistically guided student. Each year, the funds are granted to several Winchester students that would like to pursue artistic talents, but do not have the funds to do so.

“Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy gave Vivian the opportunity to grow, explore her many talents, and to imagine, inspire, originate and innovate,” Amy Christy-Davila, the mother of Vivian Sansoni, said in a press release. “Vivian’s performances through SCAA have provided her family and friends with memories that will last a lifetime.”

The award winners are: Emma Davis, Jasmine Pellot, Yaselin Mejia-Mota and Yehlin Velasquez-Zavala. Davis will use her funds to take ballet classes. Pellot will join the Blue Ridge Choristers. Mejia-Mota will receive private instruction in the clarinet. Velasquez-Zavala will also sing, she will join the Top of Virginia Youth Chorale. The WPS students range from third grade to ninth.

The Vivian Christy Sansoni Award fund can be increased by donations from individuals or organizations. The scholarship was established by Sansoni’s family.


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