Congratulations to the 2017 Leucadia 101 Music Scholarship Recipients!


Leucadia 101 Music Scholarship Awarded at the Academy Awards on May 25th, 2017

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Leucadia 101 Board Member and Founder of Summer Fun on the 101, Michael Schmitt, Scholarship Recipient Thea Farber & Interim Executive Director of Leucadia 101 Main Street Kellie Shay Hinze (pictured from left to right).

LEUCADIA—   The Leucadia 101 Main Street was proud to partner with the San Dieguito Academy Foundation to present two graduating Encinitas seniors with $500 scholarships to reward them for their musical contribution to our community and encourage them to pursue music after high school.

Seniors Thea Farber and Jac Ostrie were awarded the scholarships and the Leucadia 101 Main Street was extremely impressed with their wide range of musical talent, community involvement and leadership . “The Main Street Music Scholarship is a way for our organization to give our local musical talent the opportunity to pursue music through higher education and promote the creativity that is overflowing in our community” said Michael Schmitt the Leucadia 101 Main Street Promotion Committee chair. “We hope to grow the scholarship program since we know there are so many talented and worthy recipients in our community” stated Schmitt. Combined both Farber and Ostrie play six different musical instruments, have taken leadership roles in school music clubs, have represented Encinitas in statewide competitions, organized performances for charities and plan to continue music studies in college.

The scholarship was created with a portion of the proceeds from the Leucadia Main Street Summer Fun on the 101 Music Festival. Each year this event provides over 20 free live musical performances for the community and aims to increase the appreciation for local music and art in our community. Summer Fun on the 101 will be held June 24, 2017. Choosing to donate some of the proceeds to the scholarship was an organizational decision aimed at fostering the next generation of talented musicians from Encinitas.

The Leucadia 101 Main Street Board was proud to partner with The San Dieguito Academy Foundation (SDAF) on this scholarship. The SDAF is a parent-­‐volunteer driven, 501(c)(3) non-­‐profit corporation, providing support to the students, educators and programs of the San Dieguito High School Academy. A school of choice, the Academy provides students with a unique learning environment, promoting academic excellence and community involvement. This was the perfect partner for the Leucadia 101 Main Street Music Scholarship.

The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association is dedicated to the historic preservation and revitalization of N. Coast Hwy 101. Recognizing Leucadia’s historical value as one of the last remaining old fashioned beach towns in Southern California, the Leucadia 101 Main Street promotes our neighborhood as an exciting town center  for residents, businesses and visitors alike.  Special events like Summer Fun on the 101 play a significant role in achieving this goal.  For more information, call 760-436-2320 or visit the Leucadia 101 Main Street website:  www.leucadia101.com.