Festival highlights the arts in Davie schools

Published 2:15 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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Davie County Schools hosted its annual Arts Smart event on Saturday, May 6, sponsored by Ashley Furniture.

Arts Smart 2023 featured student artists and performers from all schools in Davie County, with ages spanning from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

The following students were presented with a $500 scholarship each from Ashley Furniture:

• Sophia Aguayo-Bermudez for Visual Arts;

• Caroline Landy for Music; and

• Lizzie Rappaport for Band.

David Gledhill was presented the Humanitarian Award for his volunteer efforts throughout the years with Davie County High School Band Boosters.

Ashely Furniture also presented a $10,000 check to Superintendent Jeff Wallace.

“We extend our gratitude to Ashley for the Arts for recognizing the vital role that the arts plays in fostering creativity and critical thinking skills among students,” said Wallace. “By investing in our schools, Ashley enables students K- 12 to explore their creativity and pursue their passions through various artistic opportunities. And with an ongoing collaboration among community organizations and businesses, Davie County Schools can create a more comprehensive and dynamic learning environment that promotes academic success, personal growth, and civic engagement.”