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From left: Michael Schmitt, Leucadia 101 Main Street Association board member and promotions committee chair, Leucadia 101 Executive Director Carris Rhodes, award recipient Emma Chang and award recipient Alondra Diaz. Courtesy photo
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San Dieguito Academy students awarded $500 scholarships

ENCINITAS — Two San Dieguito Academy students received $500 scholarships from the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association to help them pursue a career in music after high school.

Alondra Diaz and Emma Chang, who combined play six different musical instruments, received the scholarships.

“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.”

Diaz and Chang have started school music clubs, have represented Encinitas in statewide jazz festivals, organized performances for charities and plan to major and minor in music.

The scholarship was created with a portion of the proceeds from the Leucadia Main Street Summer Fun on the 101 Music Festival, scheduled for June 25 and 26.

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, according to a news release.