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PRESS RELEASE: EPAC Awards Scholarship to local Graduating Senior, June 2023

EPAC is pleased to announce the name of the 2023 Devin Spears Scholarship recipient. This scholarship recipient will receive a $500 scholarship to assist with their higher education in the arts.

The 2023 Devin Spears Award Winner: Alex VanTassel

The EPAC Devin Spears Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Devin Spears, a member of the EPAC Kids Theater Workshop who starred as Dorothy in the workshop's 2001 production of "The Wiz." Devin and her mother Valerie were tragically killed in 2002.

Since its inception many years ago, EPAC has awarded over $48,000 through the Devin Spears Scholarship Fund to local graduating high school seniors. Many thanks to D&R Tech Solutions for continuing your SPONSORSHIP of this annual scholarship in honor of Devin and her mother.

"It's very gratifying to be able to help the young people of our community pursue their dreams," says EPAC Artistic Director Patrick Foti. "It's just another way that illustrates how community theater helps make our community a better place to live. Our heartiest congratulations go out to the recipient."

General Operating Support is provided to the Endicott Performing Arts Center by a grant from the Broome County Arts Council's United Cultural Fund

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