Performing Arts

Three South Florida seniors win Carbonell scholarships

New World School of the Arts high school senior Gena Yvonne Sims will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Carbonell Awards organization.
New World School of the Arts high school senior Gena Yvonne Sims will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Carbonell Awards organization.

High school seniors from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties will receive $1,000 scholarships during the Carbonell Awards ceremony and show on Monday. The Carbonells, named for the late sculptor and award designer Manuel Carbonell, are South Florida’s highest theater honor, but giving scholarships to students who intend to pursue degrees in theater or journalism has always been an important facet of what the Carbonell organization does.

This year’s winners are Gena Yvonne Sims, an actress-singer-dancer studying at Miami’s New World School of the Arts; Danielle Angela Jensen, an actress, dancer and choreographer who is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland; and Jacob Poser, a senior at West Palm Beach’s Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts who’s focused on costume and set design.

The Carbonell event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $31.86. Call 954-462-0222 or visit www.browardcenter.org.

Christine Dolen

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