The Mattie Kelly Arts Center hosted an Usher and Docent Appreciation Night on April 10 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center to honor and thank all of their generous volunteers.

At the event, the ushers presented two Northwest Florida State College student scholarships of $1,000 each.

“We greatly appreciate the support of our generous donors like the Mattie Kelly Arts Center ushers and docents,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, president. “Not only do they welcome and assist our guests on campus, but they also give back to our students. Scholarships such as these make a huge difference in the lives of our students, making it possible for them to focus on their studies, rather than how they are going to pay for college.”

The ushers give an annual scholarship to a Northwest Florida State College student. This year, these ushers raised more money and were able to provide two scholarships. This year’s scholarship recipients are Ariana and Azhia Ellis of Fort Walton Beach.

“We could not do what we do without our ushers and docents,” said Mattie Kelly Arts Center Director Jeanette Shires. “We are so grateful that they choose to volunteer their time at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center.”