Winners Entertain at NSAL Career Community Award Luncheon
On Saturday, April 14, at the Career Awards Luncheon at the Belleair Country Club, the five winners of the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapterís NSAL Competition entertained honored guest, members and attendees with their winning comedy or drama presentation. Each was then presented with an Award plaque and a check. First place winner, Jack Holloway, will be heading to Washington D.C. in May to the National Competition as the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter representative.
The Annual Community Award was presented to Dr. Carl Kuttler, Jr., President of St. Petersburg College. He spoke of the many accomplishments in the field of the arts at St. Petersburg College. He highlighted the purchase of the Palladium Theater for the performing arts programs in St Petersburg; the new home for the Florida Orchestraís offices in St. Petersburg and the joint music programs with the college; the purchase of art for, the building of, and the opening of the Leepa Rattner Museum on the Tarpon Springs Campus of St. Petersburg College; and of the upcoming art exhibit of the Gulf Coast Museum of Artís collection at the Florida International Museum in St. Petersburg. These accomplishments are credited to his entrepreneurial spirit, his behind the scene work, and the unique training of his staff to be pro-active in all situations. His wife was given a bouquet of red roses.
The National Society of Arts and Letters support and sponsors young people in their endeavors through annual competitions in arts and letters focusing on a different area each year.
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