Students from East Richland High School’s performance group Generation Next performed live in concert on Saturday, April 20. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event were donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization of Richland County.
Several students involved with the performance have been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, which is why they chose to support the organization.
Remaining funds are being used to establish a new performing arts scholarship for graduating seniors. This scholarship, entitled “Legacy,” will be awarded in the spring of 2014.
The “Legacy” scholarship will be funded annually by subsequent student produced performances. Trevor May, a senior and organizer of the inaugural event, said he hopes that students will continue the tradition for many years.
“I have talked with students who will be at school next year, and they are already making plans to host a similar event in 2014,” May said.
Those interested in knowing more about Generation Next and the Legacy Scholarship or who are seeking information about donating to this program may contact Superintendent Marilyn Holt at the East Richland CUSD #1 office, 618-395-2324.
Several discussions have taken place between the East and West Richland school districts regarding the future of the two districts. An update was posted on February 21st, available here; another update was posted on March 21st, available here.