Arts Council Of Greater Weston Recognizes Three Students For Their Service

On May 20, 2024, at the City of Weston Commission meeting at City Hall, the Arts Council recognized 3 outstanding students with the 2024 Arts Council of Greater Weston Volunteer Service Award.  President Laura Dobrzanski noted, “These three students have been absolute rock stars at our Arts Council events for three years, often staying for the entire event and taking on leadership roles.  We’re so grateful for their dedication which has really made a difference for us and the whole Weston community”.

Victoria Angarita was born in Venezuela and moved to Weston at the age of 14. She plans to attend Florida International University Honors College majoring in Public Relations and aspires to attend law school specializing in intellectual property law. Victoria has volunteered with the Arts Council since she arrived in the US. It has shaped her experience by giving her a deeper appreciation for the sense of community and teaching her the incredible ways art can bring everyone together.

Mariana Deters was born in El Salvador with her twin brother Fernando and they moved to Florida in 2021. She plans to double major in communications and journalism at the University of South Florida. By volunteering at our events and helping us tremendously by recruiting other volunteers, Mariana has formed many long-lasting friendships and has learned how important it is to serve her community and make a positive impact on society.

Fernando Deters was also born in El Salvador and moved to Florida in August 2021. He plans on attending Rollins College with a major in International Business. He has enjoyed volunteering at our events since he was a sophomore which has instilled in him a sense of responsibility to use his passion for the arts to give back to the community and contribute positively to the world.

Throughout the year, the Arts Council uses approximately 200 student volunteers to help with its events.  Claudia Fernandez, Arts Council Student Volunteer Director, comments, “I am thankful for the collaboration of the student volunteers who enthusiastically gave their time, making the success of our events, especially the Weston World Fest, possible. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated and talented group of volunteers.”