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2024 Avon Scholarship Awards Essay Contest

The deadline for this year's contest has now passed. Thank you to all who submitted entries, and our winners are listed below.
For further information, please contact:
Louisa Greene, Director of Development

Avon Scholarship Awards 2024 Winners

The Avon Theatre Film Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce the winners of the 15th Annual Avon Scholarship Essay Contest, “Film Matters”. The contest was open to high school seniors in both public and private schools throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Prizes totaling $8,500 were awarded in June 2024 to eleven talented high school seniors. The Avon congratulates them on their poignant essays and wishes them much success.

First Place ($2,000)

Film: Barbie

Hannah McCall  

Wilton High School

Emerson College

Click here to read their essay 

Second Place ($1,500)

Film: Red, White & Royal Blue

Sienna Alday

Stamford High School 

University of New Hampshire

Click here to read their essay 

Third Place ($1,000)

Film: Nimona

Genevieve Baske

Greenwich High School 

Wesleyan University 

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Eight Honorable Mention prizes of $500 each were awarded to:

Bianca Benedetti, AITE, Stamford, CT - CT State Community College - Norwalk
Anouska Singh, Trumbull High School - UCONN - Storrs
Molly Fitzgerald, Stamford High School - Emerson College
Miles DeSantis, AITE, Stamford, CT - New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
Logan Jozwiak, Greenwich High School - State University of New York at Buffalo 
Alena Simonova, Stamford High School -  Hunter College (CUNY)
Zachary Price, Westhill High School - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
Wendy Aguirre, Stamford High School - Iona University

Educator Membership

Our Educator Membership Program is closed for the 2023/24 school year.  Our enrollment for Educator members will be open August 15, 2024 to October 30, 2024.


  • Full-time teachers working with students in grades 4 through 12 in public and private schools in Fairfield and Westchester counties


  • Free General Admission for Regular Screenings- available online
  • Member Discounts on Monthly Film Series & Special Events
  • Free Admission on Your Birthday
  • Weekly Avon E-Blast with Movie Schedule & Reviews
  • Avon Film Catalogue to Enhance your Curriculum 


  • Discounts on Group Visits for Regular Screenings
  • Discounts on Group Visits for Private Screenings during School Hours

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