Each year the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia Washington awards a scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Thurston County, who plans to study and pursue a career in the arts. The scholarship was endowed by former Washington Center Board President Sally Anacker, who believes the arts exist to enrich our lives. This year’s Anacker Scholar is Lovina Anderson, who will be graduating from Rochester High School in June.
As a 4.0 high-school student taking honors, AP and even Eastern Washington University classes, Lovina Anderson exemplifies leadership in her community, a commitment to hard work and a love of the arts. She has participated in musicals, theater and the school choir – serving as section leader, assistant director and class pianist. She has recently completed 18 original art pieces and has started working as a commissioned artist.
Lovina is very active in her local community. She has been a church choir pianist for four years, a Regional Youth Camp Leader and Stake Youth Council co-chair for the last two years. She has organized musical programs for a local nursing home and is currently the President of a student-run scholarship foundation that raises money to award a local student who shows a unique commitment to the arts.
The Washington Center was pleased to award Lovina Anderson with the 2020 Anacker scholarship and help support her plans of majoring in Music Education at Brigham Young University, as she dreams of becoming a choir and theater teacher at the high school level. “Each applicant demonstrated beautiful commitment to the arts and it is inspiring to get a glimpse into what the future looks like with these cultural ambassadors” said Washington Center Executive Director, Jill Barnes.
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