Bright and early on the morning of April 26, 140 principals, school board members and special guests assembled at Ruth Eckerd Hall to recognize and be honored for their support of Arts in Education.
ACE Pinellas annually honors principals and dignitaries for an appreciation breakfast. Every other year in north county or south county, the event is looked forward to as a very special occasion. True to form, this year’s program was great. More than 50 talented students from Palm Harbor University High School performed acapella jazz, musical theatre and choral numbers. All were fantastic examples of how the arts inspire and lift humanity.
Al Ruechel from Bay News 9 was our congenial host. Thank you to all of our Pinellas County arts and cultural partners for the contents of the Principals’ gift bags. And a special thanks to our generous sponsors: Brighthouse, USFSP College of Education, The Isaly Company Charitable Trust, Clearwater Arts Alliance, Pinellas Community Foundation and St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
Photos by Tim Arruda.