Great Artists Come From Great Arts Programs

But performing arts programs are expensive! 

It can be overwhelming for our schools to mount performances with all of the costs involved. 


Every Donation Makes a Difference 

 

SPARC is the "Booster Club" for the performing arts. We are a community of parents, industry professionals, educators and performing arts enthusiasts. We know the value of an arts education, but also understand the limitations of a public school budget.

 

Our goal: To bridge the gap in funding in order to support the hopes and dreams of our performing arts students. 

 

Your donation supports:

  • Theater production expenses like royalties, lights, sets and costumes at all Summit Public Schools.

  • Competition expenses for both Speech & Debate teams.

  • Educational and training workshops led by professional singers, actors, dancers and speakers.

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Funding Highlights

SPARC Granted a Total of $42,150 in the

2022-2023 School Year

 

A sampling of the SPARC projects we supported last year:  

  • Professional combat stage training for the SHS production of She Kills Monsters

  • Production expenses for our elementary school productions of Seussical, Annie Kids, Jungle Book and Saving Serendipity

  • Playwright royalties for LCJSMS's production of The Little Mermaid and SHS's production of Something Rotten 
  • Hotel expenses for 14 qualifiers to the National Speech and Debate Championships
  • More than $9,000 in scholarship awards for seniors



SPARC Events

 2023-2024
 
March 11
 7:30pm General Board Meeting
Washington Elementary School 

April 27

SPARC's Broadway & Bagels


  

 

 

District Events

 SHS Wins Overall Sweepstakes at 2023 District Speech and Debate Tournament

 13 Nationals Qualifiers!!!

PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE
Ravi Naidu & Andrew Cheung
LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE 
Mabel Rieger
DRAMATIC INTERP 
Ella Szabados
DUO INTERP 
Sarah Walsh & Ella Macgill
Lilly Espeland & Brooke Campbell
HUMOROUS INTERP 
Ben Schachne
Jack Howson
1st Alternate-Clara Schulz
INFORMATIVE SPEAKING
Matt Hecker
Callie Shroff
PROGRAM ORAL INTERP
Zach Siegel 
Becca Kampel
1st Alternate-Chloe Lee
ORIGINAL ORATORY
2nd Alternate-Abby Rosen

In The News

SHS took 20 qualifiers to the 2023 Tournament of Champions in Kentucky and had over 50% of our entries advance, which is a tournament record!  
 
Here are the 11 finalists and semi-finalists: 

Informative Speaking
2nd Place: Matt Hecker

Oral Interpretation
5th Place: Zach Siegel
Semi-Finalist: Amelia Jorek 

Humorous Interpretation
3rd Place: Sarah Walsh
4th Place: Charlie Zucker
Semi-Finalist: Jack Howson
Semi-Finalist: Ben Schachne 

Dramatic Interpretation
3rd Place: Ella Szabados
4th Place: Scarlet Bale Dyer

Duo Interpretation
3rd Place: Ella Szabados & Hefziba Campos
4th Place: Sarah Walsh & Ella Macgill