Leucadia 101 Music Scholarships awarded to local students


The Leucadia 101 Main Street was proud to partner with the San Dieguito Academy Foundation to present two graduating Encinitas seniors with $500 scholarships May 26 to reward them for their musical contribution to the community and encourage them to pursue music after high school.

Alondra Diaz and Emma Chang were awarded the scholarships and the Leucadia 101 Main Street was extremely impressed with their wide range of musical talent.

“The Main Street Music Scholarship is a way for our organization to give our local musical talent the opportunity to pursue music through higher education and promote the creativity that is overflowing in our community” said Michael Schmitt, the Leucadia 101 Main Street Promotion Committee chair. “We hope to grow the scholarship program since we know there are so many talented and worthy recipients in our community.”

Combined, both Diaz and Chang play six different musical instruments, have started school music clubs, have represented Encinitas in statewide jazz festivals, organized performances for charities and plan to major and minor in music.

The scholarship was created with a portion of the proceeds from the Leucadia Main Street Summer Fun on the 101 Music Festival. Each year this event provides over 20 free live musical performances for the community and aims to increase the appreciation for local music and art in the community. Summer Fun on the 101 will be held June 25 and 26. Choosing to donate some of the proceeds to the scholarship was an organizational decision aimed at fostering the next generation of talented musicians from Encinitas.

The Leucadia 101 Main Street Board was proud to partner with The San Dieguito Academy Foundation (SDAF) on this scholarship. The SDAF is a parent-volunteer driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, providing support to the students, educators and programs of the San Dieguito High School Academy.

The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association is dedicated to the historic preservation and revitalization of N. Coast Hwy 101. For more information, call 760-436-2320 or visit the Leucadia 101 Main Street website: