Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the recipients of the new UC Night at the Theater grant. As part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s “Moving UNION COUNTY Forward” initiatives, the new program aims to help cover the costs of high school theater productions and provide arts enrichment for the community at large.
“The Freeholder Board is pleased to see so many talented high school students and theater provides many avenues of endeavor to pursue, whether onstage or behind the scenes,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “It is our hope that these grants will assist our schools in expanding and enhancing these enriching opportunities for students, while engaging more residents in the performing arts as well.”
Over $26,000 in grants were awarded to help cover the costs of high school theater productions slated for the spring or fall of 2019. The UC Night at the Theater program is funded through Moving Union County forward in conjunction with the Union County Open Space, Historic Preservation and Kids Recreation Trust Fund.
“UC Night at the Theater grants will help youths in Union County explore their interests and share their enthusiasm with family, friends and neighbors. This program not only provides resources for high school students to pursue their creative interests but also encourages the attendance of their local communities in support of these productions,” said Freeholder Alexander Mirabella, who is Chairman of the Trust Fund.
List of awardees:
Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy
Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy
Hillside Public High Schools
David Brearley High School
Linden High School
New Providence High School
Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies
Rahway High School
Abraham Clark High School
Academy of Performing Arts
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High Schools
Summit High School
Jonathan Dayton High School
Westfield High School
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