Uvalde Good Egg Enterprises hosted its fifth annual fine arts scholarship luncheon on May 24. New scholarship recipient Matthew Moreno and previous winners were each awarded $2,000, which amounts to $1,000 per semester.
The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Uvalde County every year in a celebration of arts and creativity. The first scholarship recipient was Jake Johnson in 2013. Since then, the Good Eggs have awarded four other students, and a fifth this year.
Though Johnson did not attend the luncheon, the board informed the crowd that he has been traveling the world and doing voiceovers for television. He hopes to return to school. Similarly, Scott Stice, another past honoree, has just completed his junior recital and wants to earn a master’s degree in music composition.
AJ Hernandez, recipient and senior at Sam Houston State University, was in attendance and sang for the board. He reported on his college experiences, which included an opportunity to perform as a male swing – or someone who covers all male parts – in a production of “Hairspray.” Hernandez worked with Harvey Fierstein, who is a part of Hairspray’s Broadway cast.
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