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CARBONELL AWARDS Announces Winners of Jack Zink Memorial Scholarships 2024

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - EntSun -- (South Florida – March 19, 2024) Gary Schweikhart, board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's Theatre & Arts Honors, today announced the three young winners of the 2024 Jack Zink Memorial Student Scholarships.

"The Jack Zink Memorial Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA and are intending to enroll in college to pursue a degree in theater or journalism. Each of the three winners will receive $2,000 when they have enrolled in college," said Javier Siut, a member of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, who co-chairs the Carbonell's Scholarship Committee along with longtime Carbonell Judge Nancy Cohen.

Alexandra Dreszer – Miami-Dade County

A senior at the Miami Arts Charter High School, Alexandra Dreszer has flourished as a young artist ever since she first participated in a theatre summer camp at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center that concluded with a production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She has since performed in numerous shows, including Chicago, Into the Woods, Legally Blonde, Ragtime, and The Drowsy Chaperone.

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Lillian Jones – Palm Beach County

A senior at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Lillian Jones has been performing since the age of 4 and says she found her "place in the African American diasporic experience as an artist" while performing in Mamma Mia! Her theatre credits include roles in Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors and Pippin, as well as a professional stint in Crumbs from the Table of Joy at Palm Beach Dramaworks. Because "statistics indicate that Black children have the least access to arts education," Jones says her long-term goal is to open career and arts-driven centers catering to the Black community.

Morgan Brooke Wilder – Broward County

A senior at North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, Morgan Brooke Wilder has been pursuing theatre since childhood and has already been part of more than 20 productions, including dance showcases and three operas. She has also the opportunity to delve into the technical aspects of theatre, such as stage management, costumes, marketing and publicity, playwriting for a 24-hour play festival, and even directing a new play in collaboration with Manhattan Theatre Club.

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Attached Jpegs:

1)   Alexandra Dreszer (Photo Credit: Bachi Frost)

2)   Lillian Jones (Photo Credit: Morgan Sophia Photography)

3)   Morgan Brooke Wilder (Photo Credit: Michelle Nicole Photography)

Available for Interview:

Javier Siut

Carbonell Awards Vice President

Co-Chair of the Jack Zink Scholarship Committee

Javier.siut@miamidade.gov

Media Contact:

Gary Schweikhart

PR-BS, Inc.

561.756.4298 / gary@pr-bs.net

Source: PR by Schweikhart
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