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LBHS named recipient of “Your Start in the Arts” grant award


Long Beach High School announced it has been named one of the recipients of The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts’ “Your Start in the Arts” grant award. The New York Conservatory’s grant program honors and supports secondary high school educators in drama and theater who have inspired students to follow their passion for the art of storytelling through acting. Long Beach is one of 10 schools selected to receive the grant across the U.S.

“The New York Conservatory created the ‘Your Start in the Arts’ grant to honor outstanding high school teachers and drama departments,” said Richard Omar, president and artistic director at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. “Long Beach High School demonstrated a deep commitment to making a difference for students pursuing their passion for the dramatic arts. We are proud to help Long Beach continue to grow and nurture its drama students, as well as further department goals in their continued journey in the dramatic arts.”

"Our theatre department does so much with so little. Mrs. Ferguson-Bellew and our theatre students deserve every accolade and award they receive because they put so much heart and soul into their art. I am certain that these well-deserved funds will go far with their creativity and frugal habits which will allow this department to continue to flourish and benefit our youth." -Dr. Talia Lock, Principal of Long Beach High School.We are over the moon and so honored to receive this grant. My students work so hard to produce good work on a limited budget. This funding will go a long way to help produce our next production and travel expenses for theatre festivals. My sincerest gratitude to The New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts and Liam Toney for applying for the grant. When your students are as passionate about the arts as you are it makes it easy to go to work each day. I am one lucky director.Full details about opportunities to participate in next year’s grant submissions will be announced in Fall of 2020. To learn more about the “Your Start in the Arts” grant program, please visit https://www.nycda.edu/your-start-in-the-arts/. Full grant and participation rules can be found here https://www.nycda.edu/start-arts- grant-contest-full-rules/.

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