Washington Center awards first Anacker scholarship

Staff reportJune 18, 2014 

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, along with former board member and longtime donor Sally Anacker, have awarded the inaugural Washington Center Anacker Scholarship for the Arts to Lian Eytinge from Capital High School.

Executive Director Jill Barnes presented Lian with her award Tuesday, during the Washington Center 2014-15 Season Preview Party. Eytinge grew up with the Washington Center playing a vital role in her life. She played there as a member of SOGO, she danced in ballet recitals there, she attended six years of Olympia Junior Programs, and has attended many visual artist receptions at the center.

The Washington Center received applicants from a variety of artistic disciplines and from many different Thurston County high schools. 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.

To contribute to this scholarship fund as well as funds designated for the Wurlitzer Organ upkeep, programming, and educational initiatives, contact the center’s Development Office at 360-753-8585 or development@washingtoncenter.org.

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