CARBONELL AWARDS Announces Winners of 2020 Jack Zink Memorial Scholarships

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - April 6, 2020 - PRLog -- (South Florida – April 6, 2020) Donald R. Walters, Esq., board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's Theatre & Arts Honors, today announced the three young winners of the 2020 Jack Zink Memorial Student Scholarships. The selection of recipients is based on talent, experience and demonstrated commitment to the theater, with one winner from each of the three area counties.

Skye Alyssa Friedman – Palm Beach County

A homeschooled senior from Jupiter, Skye Friedman has been performing since the age of five. She studies acting, dance and voice at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, Paris Ballet & Dance, and Craig Wich Voice Studios. She made her Broadway debut in Annie in 2013, and has appeared in professional productions of The Audience, Billy Elliot, The Music Man, and The Sound of Music at the Maltz, as well as COPA student productions of The Diary of Anne Frank, West Side Story, CATS, and Anything Goes. A member of Actors' Equity, her TV credits include Nickelodeon's I Am Frankie, Food Network's Cupcake Wars, as well as assorted commercials. Friedman is a member of the Maltz Youth Touring Company, a Kretzer Kid, and was a Broward Center for the Performing Arts Teen Ambassador for two years.

Jeremy Fuentes – Broward County

A graduating senior from Hallandale High School, Jeremy combines his passion for performing with a strong commitment to community service by appearing in various productions that shed light onto social injustices and bring the stories of underrepresented communities to life. He has won many accolades in both his academics and theatrical competitions, and is determined to pursue a BFA in acting, where he will be the first person in his family to go to college.

Amaris Rios – Miami-Dade County

Since she was 14 years old, Amaris Rios has dedicated herself to musical theater training in Boston, New York City and Miami. She has performed in 14 productions in Miami Country Day School's award-winning theater program, as well as the Muse Center for the Arts and the John Davies Theatre Center for the Arts. Amaris has performed with the Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, and received Superior Honor ratings three years in a row at the Florida State Thespian Conference.

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Donald R. Walters, Esq.

The Carbonell Awards Board of Directors


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