Everyone mobilized so quickly that in May 2018, I had the pleasure of awarding our first John J. Maggs Memorial Arts Scholarship to graduating senior Ryan Midwinter who was heading to FIT. In May 2019, we were able to deliver this award again to Raina Jablon, who headed to Drexel University to pursue film studies -- one of John's favorite pastimes (film studies loosely defined, of course). After meeting both recipients and hearing SPFHS faculty sing their praises, I think John would have been proud to lend his name in support of their budding careers.
Whether you knew John or not, if you're seeing this, you know someone who was affected by John. I hope that you will consider making a donation to John’s legacy, to help another young artist pursue their dream.
Thank you for your consideration and support, emotional or financial. Please feel free to post a memory or photo below! And please remember not to take your loved ones for granted.