Charles County, MD — The Charles County Arts Alliance has awarded seven scholarships to 2019 graduates, one from each high school in the county.

Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) offers scholarships in the arts to a qualified graduating senior from each Charles County public high school.

The $1,000 scholarships will aid students in their visual, performing or literary arts degree programs. Each scholarship recipient hasat least a 3.0 GPS and has submitted an application including an essay about why they chose to pursue an arts degree, two letters of recommendation from their teachers and/or advisors, and an official transcript.

The 2019 CCAA high school arts scholarship recipients are as follows: Victoria Michael from Henry E. Lackey, Griffin Moyer and Joshua Hackley from La Plata, Mickel Cannon from McDonough, Christina Alvarez from North Point, Jarren Sandidge from St. Charles, and Kiarré Sherman from Westlake. These graduates displayed an impressive level of artistic talent in the performing and visual arts and represented a high level of academic achievement averaging a 4.08 WGPA and top thirteen percent class ranking.

Art scholarship winners

Ms. Michael will be attending Frostburg State University seeking a degree in Music and Engineering and pursuing a career in the arts.

Mr. Moyer will attend Slippery Rock University to earn a degree in Music Therapy and Education and pursue a career in music education and therapy.

Mr. Hackley will pursue a degree in Music with a concentration in Music Education at Coastal Carolina University and plans to follow with a career in Music and teaching.

Mr. Cannon is going to the New York School of Visual Arts and Film to earn a degree in Film and pursue a career in film making.

Ms. Alvarez has been accepted at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she will enter the Advertising and Design degree program for a career in graphic design.

Mr. Sandidge will begin this fall in the Photography degree program at Drexel University and pursue a career in the arts.

Ms. Sherman will be entering the Music Performance and Education program at Towson State University and will seek a career in the Music and teaching.