The Betsye Kay Finch Performing Arts Foundation awarded its third annual $2,500 scholarship to Oshea Darrington, singer, dancer, songwriter, actor and 2022 graduate of Harrison School for the Arts. Darrington was honored by more than 40 friends, family and BKF Performing Arts Foundation members at a May 12 award ceremony at Lakeland’s Hollis Garden. In his application essay, Darrington, 18, said he wanted “to continue sharpening my skills so I can be the best I can possibly be.” He will pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater at Millikin University. Darrington has acted in numerous plays and musicals, including "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," at Champaign Park Youth Theatre; "Frozen," at Lakeland Community Theatre; and "Hairspray," "Once Upon a Mattress," "Newsies," and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at Harrison School for the Arts. He also sang in the choir of "Broadway for Biden" featuring Jennifer Hudson in 2020. He has attended week-long summer master classes for eight years at Broadway Dreams in New York City. The foundation supports dance and musical theater aspirants with its annual scholarship for Polk County high school seniors. https://www.bkfperformingarts.org/.