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 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 is to bridge the gap in funding 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 and Step Dance teams.

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

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2020-2021 Funding Highlights


A sampling of the projects we supported last year:

  • $5,000 for assemblies at all five elementary schools with Broadway star, Telly Leung.
    Watch SPARC's Live interview with Telly!

  • Fully funded the construction of the outdoor stage (pictured right) in the SHS Performing Arts Garden, which was used by LCJSMS for You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and SHS for Newsies.

  • $7,500 in scholarship awards for seniors.  

SPARC Events

 Congratulations 2022 SPARC Scholarship Recipients!

Mary Snieckus Scholarships
Charlotte Butler
Alex Gallegos
Technical Theater Scholarships
in memory of Benjamin Zukoff
Gwen DelJones
Matt Polo
Standing Ovation Scholarships
Aarav Gupta
Thea Rind
Phillip Silverberg
Sydney Veloso
Curtain Call Scholarships
Leah Competiello
Josh Moore
Arianna Rodriguez

District Events

In The News

SHS Speech Team Earns School of Excellence Award at Nationals
(Top 20 out of 1,000 schools)!
Matt Hecker takes 3rd Place
in Informative Speaking!
 Advancing National Qualifiers
Ella Szabados
Quarter Finalist in Dramatic Interpretation
Sarah Walsh
Octo Finalist in Humorous Interpretation
Supplemental Events
Double Octo Finalists
Ben Schachne, Sarah Walsh & Charlie Zucker (Storytelling)
Molly Duff (Impromptu Speaking)
National Qualifiers
Brooke Campbell & Lilly Espeland
Duo Interpretation
Izzy Curiale
Program Oral Interpretation
Molly Duff
Original Oratory
Rosie Gaeta & Ben Schachne
Duo Interpretation
 Evan Gunter

Humorous Interpretation 
Zachary Siegel
Program Oral Interpretation 
Charlie Zucker
Humorous Interpretation