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Sarah Jencks, Program Administrator, Working Playground, Inc.
Date submitted: 2/3/99

"How can we begin to imagine a vital and forward-moving professional world without the arts? It is by nurturing the very creativity we desire to deny students that we will help to differentiate them from one another and to achieve excellence as professionals in every field from academia to commerce to auto repair to high finance. Furthermore, the discipline required in the DOING of art (music, drama, painting, etc.) bleeds into every other field - and that kind of applied skill will move a student forward in whatever they choose to pursue."

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