ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced 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 art enrichment for the community at large.

Two Elizabeth Schools Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy and Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy will each receive $1,750.00

“The Freeholder Board is pleased to see so many talented high school students and theatre 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.”

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Over $26,000 in grants were awarded to help cover the costs of high school theatre 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.

Awardees are as follows:

MUNICIPALITY

SCHOOL

AWARD

Elizabeth

Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy

$1,750.00

Elizabeth

Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

$1,750.00

Hillside

Hillside Public High Schools

$1,750.00

Hillside

Benedictine Academy

$1,750.00

Kenilworth

David Brearley High School

$1,750.00

Linden

Linden High School

$1,750.00

New Providence

New Providence High School

$1,750.00

Plainfield

Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies

$1,750.00

Rahway

Rahway High School

$1,750.00

Roselle

Abraham Clark High School

$1,750.00

Scotch Plains

Academy of Performing Arts

$1,750.00

Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High Schools

$1,750.00

Summit

Summit High School

$1,750.00

Springfield

Jonathan Dayton High School

$1,750.00

Westfield

Westfield High School

$1,750.00

 

 

 

TOTAL:

 

$26,250.00