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10th Annual Principals' Recognition Luncheon

Featured Guest, Sarasota's "Dreamgirl" Syesha Mercado.

  • Date: 11/17/10
  •   11:30 - 1:30
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  • Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
  • Admission: $50

The Sarasota County Arts Council will honor Sarasota County Schools' Principals for their accomplishments in arts education at the 10th Annual Principals Recognition Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, in the grand foyer of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

Feature speaker will be Syesha Mercado. Syesha is a 2005 graduate of Booker High School and is currently starring in the national touring production of Dreamgirls. Syesha was also the third place finalist on the seventh season of American Idol. She will perform two songs and share a message on the importance of arts education in Sarasota County Schools. 

The event will also feature a performance from the Pineview Jazz Band directed by Victor Mongillo, and artwork from local middle and elementary schools will be on display.

This event is open to the public. Tickets are $50 and include lunch from Michael’s on East. Please RSVP by November 5 by calling Betty Morris at (941) 809-9304.

 “Our principals inspire and support our teachers’ efforts to creatively integrate arts education into the required curriculum and provide the resources teachers need to deliver a quality arts curriculum,” stated Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools, Lori White. “Principals are an essential link between the support the district receives from the arts community and the exceptional arts experiences our students enjoy.”

The Principals’ Recognition Luncheon is made possible through the support of Gerri Aaron, local philanthropist and arts activist, and is organized by the Arts Education Task Force, a standing committee of the Sarasota County Arts Council.

Driving directions to 10th Annual Principals' Recognition Luncheon

777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236


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