Clinton High School student Sarah Day has been on the stage since she was five years old. Her drive and determination in the theatre has afforded her the opportunity to earn a local scholarship that is designated for students who are involved in the arts.
Day was awarded the 2017 Lois Weaver Arts Scholarship in the amount of $500. This scholarship is presented on behalf of the Sampson Arts Council and Sampson Community Theatre to an outstanding student who has made a contribution to the community through involvement in the arts, and plans to major or minor in visual art, dance, theatre, arts education, graphic design, photography or any arts related field.
As a recent graduate of Clinton High School, Day plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the fall where she will major in theatre arts. Day is the daughter of Derek and Kathy Day of Clinton.
“Since a very young age, Sarah has been dancing, singing and acting,” Kara Donatelli, Sampson Arts Council director, said. “She has participated in over 30 productions at the Sampson Community Theatre. Sarah’s academic achievements, awards, club participation, and volunteering in her community are commendable. We wish Sarah the best in all of her future arts endeavors and look forward to seeing her name in lights.”
Day attended Governor’s School last year in the theatre department. She was on the campus of Meredith College, where she was given the opportunity to work with distinguished teachers and professionals from the public and private schools, colleges and universities across the country.
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