Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Southside Briefs; Arts Award Group Seeking Student Applications

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Southside Briefs; Arts Award Group Seeking Student Applications

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Byline: DAN SCANLAN

The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts is accepting registrations from young artists for this year's Arts Recognition and Talent Search program.

Two Douglas Anderson School of the Arts students were among the 160 finalists in last year's Arts Recognition and Talent Search awards. James Boyd received $3,000 as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee for African dance, while fellow student Emile Boghoswas received $1,500 as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee for writing and poetry.

The NFAA identifies and rewards exceptional students from across the United States in nine art disciplines: dance, film and video, classical, pop and jazz music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. High school seniors are encouraged to apply for an awards package including more than $500,000 in cash awards and the chance to be named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, earning national recognition and opportunities for additional scholarships.

The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 2, while the deadline to submit audition/portfolio materials is Wednesday, Nov. 1. Students can register at www.nfaa.artsawards.org and must be high school seniors during the 2006-07 school year.

The Military Sealift Command will be recruiting for open seagoing positions Tuesday and Wednesday in the Jacksonville area for jobs transporting equipment and supplies to U.S. armed forces worldwide.

The first recruiting session is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the WorkSource office at 11000 Beach Blvd., followed by a session 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Ramada Inn Mandarin at 3130 Hartley Road.

MSC is recruiting for several vacant Civilian Mariner positions, while interested candidates may also look into deck, engine, supply or communications positions.

The Big Orange Chorus presents "2006: A Space Oddity," an evening of music and comedy at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Lazzara Performance Hall in the Fine Arts Center at the University of North Florida, 4567 St. …

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