Congratulations to our 2023 SNPAA Scholarship Winners.

We are Pleased to announce this year’s three SNPAA Scholarships Winners.

Our first winner is Quinn Cafferata-Jenkins. Quinn graduated from Incline High School with high academic honors.  He started acting in elementary and middle school using theater as an outlet for his energy.  In high school during Covid, Quinn had to adapt and started a thriving voice acting career.  He has had many major and minor roles in several dramas.  He continues to balance acting with outstanding academic results.  Quinn’s talents were recognized when he was accepted into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood, CA where he plans to hone his skills as an actor.  Quinn will be attending AMDA College of Performing Arts in Hollywood, CA pursuing acting.

Our second winner is Ronnie Avansino. Ronnie graduated from Damonte Ranch High School with Honors. She will be attending the University of Montana and majoring in Theatre: pre-Musical Theatre Performance. Ronnie has been involved with lots of extra curriculum activities such as Booth Street Players, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Damonte ranch Performing Arts Center and Drama club are just a few to mention. Highly regarded by her peers as someone with outstanding leadership qualities.

Our third winner is Leigh Mayers. Leigh graduated from Damonte Ranch High School with the highest academic honors. She loves music and has played the viola in school and community orchestras for seven years – something she hopes to continue to do while attending New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Leigh was the orchestra performing arts rep for Damonte Ranch High School.  In addition to continuing her pursuit of music, Leigh is also planning to study mechanical and aerospace engineering because of her fascination with space and how much there is yet to be discovered.  Leigh enjoys organizing events, meeting new people, mountain biking, and even taught herself how to bake!

Congratulations Quinn, Ronnie and Leigh.

In closing,

Please show your support of the arts. We could not do it without your kind financial contributions. Our local talented students really appreciate being recognized for pursuing Performing Arts. Let’s show our local students our community support. You can Text SNPAA to 53555 or go to

Thank You.

John Wyaux

Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association (SNPAA)