SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC) recognizes students who contributed significantly to the performing arts at Summit High School -- primarily through their participation in theater, Speech and Debate, dance, and related performing arts classes, clubs and events -- by awarding scholarships to select graduating seniors.
Two types scholarships are available -- The Mary Snieckus Scholarship and the Benjamin Zukoff Technical Theatre Scholarship -- and, in light of the current school closures and the communication limitations that causes, the deadline to apply for these scholarships has been extended to May 1.
The Mary Snieckus Scholarship was established in November 2001, in memory of parent Mary Snieckus, who was both a proponent of and active volunteer within the performing arts programs in the Summit Public School District. This award recognizes those students who have shown dedication, leadership and passion both on and off the stage.
Benjamin Robert Zukoff, Summit High School Class of 2010, was a student of strength and kindness who made significant contributions to technical theater at Summit High. He was dedicated to his craft, but also emerged as a leader and role model for younger participants. The scholarship is awarded to a student who best personifies the spirit and commitment of Zukoff n in his / her involvement with technical theater. The recipient will have made a significant contribution to technical theater through leadership, passion and character.
The Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee is a nonprofit founded in 1996 with the purpose of supporting and providing programs and activities involving the performing arts in the public schools in Summit, as well as in the community events and programs involving Summit public school children and teens.