Salem Arts Association proudly presented scholarships to Sophie Collins and Emma Currier-Dougherty.
Emma Currier-Dougherty was awarded The Paula Beaulieu Arts Scholarship. Emma will attend UMASS Amherst to study fine art. Emma has been active in many of Salem High School's programs including Drama, Chorus, and Art Honor Society. Emma was also active with Raw Art Works in Lynn.
Paula Beaulieu was an active artist in the Salem Arts Association and taught young and old alike through her program “Connect with Their Creativity.” Her family has chosen Salem Arts Association and Salem High School as beneficiaries of any donations made in her honor.
Presenting for the Paula Beaulieu Scholarship was her son Matthew Beaulieu and Salem Arts Board Vice President Judith Coughlin.
The Ellen Hardy Scholarship was presented this year to Sophie Collins of Salem High School and plans to attend Salem State University to advance her acting and theater skills. In addition to being featured in many theater productions she has also participated in the school's chamber singer group, A Capella singers, Marching Band, and National Music Honor Society.
Ellen was a profound influence on the Salem artistic scene through her involvement with the Salem Public Arts Commission, the annual Salem Arts Festival, and Salem Arts Association, which she advocated heavily for. Ellen served for several years as a member and president of Salem Arts Association.
Attending the presentation at Salem High School, Along with our winners Sophie Collins and Emma Currier-Dougherty, was Salem Arts Association Board Members James Bostick (president), and Judith Coughlin (Vice President), along with friends and family members.