Dallas – For the sixth consecutive year, Thompson & Knight LLP has awarded $20,000 in academic scholarships to senior students of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (“BTW”). Four individual scholarships, each in the amount of $5,000, were awarded to graduating seniors from each of the school’s clusters – Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.
“The Arts Magnet scholarships are an extension of our ongoing commitment to fostering the development of our community through education and the promotion of arts and culture,” said Ann Marie Cowdrey, Chair of the Thompson & Knight Foundation. “We are pleased to have contributed $120,000, through our Foundation, to support the academic careers of Arts Magnet students.”
This year’s scholarship recipients are Dante Flores, Kolina Hocevar, Sam Schwall, and Sydney Shreve. Scholarship recipients are nominated by faculty and selected by a committee comprised of representatives from Thompson & Knight and the BTW Advisory Board Directors.
This summer, Flores is starring in the role of Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Jr. Players and Shakespeare Dallas. He will attend Emerson University this fall and major in Theater Studies, Acting. Hocevar will double major in Dance and Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. Schwall is a 2015 YoungArts merit winner as well as Downbeat Magazine’s Best Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist. This summer, he is finishing an electronic music record with fellow BTW graduate, Jack Rieger, and teaching private trumpet lessons. He will attend The New School in the fall. Shreve lives in Savannah where she is taking pre-college courses at Savannah College of Art and Design and pursuing a degree in Industrial Design.