SUMMIT, NJ - The The Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC), a non-profit volunteer organization with a mission to promote the performing arts in the Summit Public Schools, has awarded scholarships to 17 seniors, recognizing those students who contributed significantly to the performing arts at Summit High School, primarily through their participation in theater, speech and debate, film, dance, and related performing arts mentoring.

The 2017 scholarship award recipients include:

Mary Snieckus Scholarship

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Bella Anidjar
Anne Borzner
Maginnis Buckley
Annika Carlson
Alexa Carlson
Matt Colon
Sarah Competiello
Savannah Dooley
Olivia Humphreys
Jessica Jilla
Hope Kovera
Sean McManus
Reynaldo Perez
Robert Scott
Matt Wilson

Benjamin Zukoff Scholarship

Kira Ross
Kathryn Klaschka

The Mary Snieckus SPARC Scholarship was established in November, 2001, in memory of parent Mary Snieckus, who was a loving proponent of and active volunteer for performing arts programs in the District. This award is meant to recognize those students who have shown dedication, leadership and passion both on and off the stage.

The SPARC Technical Theatre Scholarship in Memory of Benjamin Robert Zukoff, is awarded in the name of Benjamin Robert Zukoff -- Summit High School Class of 2010 -- a student of quiet strength and kindness who made significant contributions to technical theater at Summit High School, not only through dedication to his craft, but also as a leader and role model to younger participants. It is Awarded to the student who best personifies the spirit and commitment of Ben. Candidates are nominated by Summit High School technical directors based on the student(s) contribution to technical theater, their leadership and character in those roles. The SPARC Technical Theater Scholarship was awarded for the first time in the Spring of 2013.

Founded in 1996. SPARC delivers advocacy, financial support, and education initiatives designed to recognize student achievements, and continuously seeks to enrich programs and productions,