The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, along with former board member and longtime donor to and Friend of The Center, Sally Anacker, are pleased to announce the second annual Washington Center Anacker Scholarship for the Arts recipient. This scholarship was created to recognize, encourage and support a Thurston County scholar’s study in the field of the arts. This year’s recipient is Jason Geissler from Tumwater High School.
Executive Director Jill Barnes presented Jaysen with his award June 10, during the Washington Center Volunteer Appreciation Party. When introducing Jaysen to the audience, Jill noted “We received many applications this year, and Jaysen is definitely a star student, vocalist and musician, and community member. We are thrilled to award this scholarship to Jaysen and look forward to following his progress.”
The Washington Center received applicants from a variety of artistic disciplines and from many different Thurston County High Schools. All of them showed years of dedication to their craft. The Scholarship Committee evaluated the student’s capacity to succeed in school; their extracurricular activities and community service; personal obstacles that may make an applicant more worthy of consideration; life experience; career goals, and letters of recommendation highlighting the applicants overall character, achievement and promise.
The Washington Center is accepting donations to this scholarship fund; please contact the Development Office at 360-753-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.