2018 Scholarship Finalists
2018 SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS CHOSEN!
THE STEVE SILVER FOUNDATION AND BEACH BLANKET BABYLON
SELECT NINE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS TO COMPETE FOR
THREE $15,000 CASH SCHOLARSHIPS
* FINALISTS TO PERFORM LIVE AT CLUB FUGAZI ON MONDAY, JUNE 4 *
SAN FRANCISCO (May 7, 2018) — Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, announced today the nine Bay Area high school seniors selected as finalists for The Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon “Scholarship for the Arts.” Each of the finalists will perform live in front of family, friends and a panel of celebrity judges on Monday, June 4. One winner in each category—singing, dancing, and acting—will be presented with a $15,000 check towards their college education. The nine high school senior finalists who will perform are:
Julian O’Byrne – Novato High School, Novato
Nina Point Dujour – Marin Oaks High School, Novato
Christopher Wheeler – Heritage High School, Brentwood
Joshua Ponton – Oakland School for the Arts, Oakland
Conrad Rocha – Acalanes High School, Lafayette
Kelly Warren – Menlo Atherton High School, Atherton
Stephanie Chee – Adrian C. Wilcox High School, Santa Clara
Barbara DeVeaux-Griffith – Oakland School for the Arts, Oakland
Julianna Garber – The Nueva School, San Mateo
“The talent and passion showcased in each entry made it extremely difficult to narrow it down to just 9 finalists,” said Schuman Silver. “The quality of the performances and the dedication of these students to their craft will ensure their future success in the arts.”
The celebrity panel of judges scheduled to appear include: choreographer Val Caniparoli, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman, American political satirist Will Durst, composer and philanthropist Gordon Getty, famed opera composer Jake Heggie, SFJAZZ Center’s Founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Chief of Civic Engagement Jonathan Moscone, American Conservatory Theater’s Artistic Director Carey Perloff, San Francisco Opera’s General Director Matthew Shilvock, KCBS AM & FM’s Jan Wahl, jazz, cabaret singer Paula West, and original member of The Go Go’s Jane Wiedlin. Master of Ceremonies for the evening is radio legend, Don Bleu.
CONGRATULATIONS FINALISTS AND THANK YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED!
SCHOLARSHIP CONTACT INFORMATION
To arrange interviews with any of the finalists or for more information, please contact : Charles Zukow | Charles Zukow Associates | 415-296-0677 or email Charles Zukow Associates