Zachary Fujisaki Mar Scholarships
The Zachary Fujisaki Mar Passion Memorial Scholarship
Zachary was a participant in DHT’s MTE Program from 2006 – 2008. A young man with many challenges, Zach made every effort to achieve in school, theatre and sports. His passion and zeal for theatre were notable traits. In 2008, Zachary suddenly passed away. To honor and remember Zachary, his parents started the Zachary Fujisaki Mar Passion Memorial Scholarship. Each year, the scholarship is awarded by the MTE instructors to the MTE PM student who, over the summer, demonstrated the qualities and characteristics that exemplify those evidenced by Zachary, things like a positive attitude and a passionate heart. The scholarship is only redeemable for the following summer.
2018 Recipient: Melody Hamilton
2017 Recipient: Miles Kroeker
2016 Recipient: Nia Sade Bakari
The Zach Mar Twinkling Star Award (aka the "Pure Joy" Award)
The purpose of the Twinkling Star Award is to recognize the student who represents the pure joy of being on the musical theatre stage. Their joy is selfless and caring. Their happiness shines the light of joy on others around them. Each year this scholarship is awarded by the MTE instructors to the MTE AM student who best represents the above qualities. The scholarship is only redeemable for the following summer.
2018 Recipient: Makani Hagiwara
2017 Recipient: Ava Hipa
2016 Recipient: Lexi Roberts