SPARC & District
Performing Arts Events

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 $43,911 in the

2023-2024 School Year


A sampling of the SPARC projects we supported last year:  

  • Production expenses for our elementary school productions of Finding Nemo, The Princess King, Annie, Aladdin, and Better Me, Better You, Better Together

  • Playwright royalties for LCJSMS's production of Game of Tiaras and Guys and Dolls
  • Playwright royalties for SHS's production of Anything Goes 
  • Hotel expenses for 12 qualifiers to the National Speech and Debate Championships
  • $8,000 in scholarship awards for seniors

SPARC Events

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District Events

The SHS Speech and Debate Team qualified 12 team members for the National Tournament! 

Lincoln Douglas Debate
Connor Chau
Dramatic Interpretation
Scarlet Ashcroft Bale Dyer

Rebecca Leung

Dup Interpretation 
Sarah Walsh & Ella Macgill
Reid Whitley & Lucy Adams
Humorous Interpretation 
Ben Schachne
Ben Strauss
Informative Speaking
Emma Vachal
Program Oral Interpretation
Becca Kampel
Original Oratory
Abby Rosen

In The News

 Here are the students who placed at the State Speech and Debate Tournament!


Semi-finalist- Evan Markowitz

Duo Interpretation

2nd- Sarah Walsh and Ella Macgill

3rd- Chloe Lee and Angelina Tung

4th- Reid Whitley and Lucy Adams

6th- Rory Gingeleskie and Ainsley Valerio

Humorous Interpretation

1st- Sarah Walsh

6th- Ben Schachne

Semi-finalists- Anna Przybylko, Matt Krunnfusz

Impromptu Speaking

4th- Matt Lameo

7th- Becca Kampel

Improvisational Acting

2nd- Sean Espeland

3rd- Ben Schachne

6th- Clara Schulz

7th- Scarlet Ashcroft Bale Dyer

Original Oratory

1st- Ben Strauss

Semi-finalists- Matt Lameo, Owen Siegel

Oral Interpretation

3rd- Amelia Jorek

7th- Angelina Tung

Program Oral Interpretation

1st- Becca Kampel

6th- Kate Robertson

Dramatic Interpretation

2nd- Scarlet Ashcroft Bale Dyer

4th- Rebecca Leung

Semi-Finalists- Oliver Henderson-Charilas, Rory Gingeleskie

Informative Speaking

2nd- Callie Shroff

3rd- Isabella Estupinan

6th- Emma Vachal

Novice Public Forum

4th- Ava Zahtila and Aanya Sood

Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate

6th- Mabel Reiger

8th- Abby Kane

Varsity Public Forum Debate

3rd- Andy Chueng and Kira Bhatia

6th- Scott Au-Yeung and Adam Livnat