Originally Published: May 15, 2016 6:05 a.m.
The daughter of Chris and Lisa Staltari, Samantha Kay Staltari, has been accepted and will be attending Idyllwild Arts Academy, a private college prep and arts high school in Idyllwild, California, as a sophomore. She will be pursuing her passion for film and digital media for the next three years. We wish to express our most heartfelt thanks to the teachers and administrators of the Prescott Unified School District who have helped and guided her at almost every turn. From her earliest beginnings at Discovery Gardens, to Taylor Hicks Elementary, then Mile High Middle School, and finally to her current school, Prescott High School. Her PHS art teacher, Mrs. Ann Hein, and her MHMS Drama/English teacher, Mr. Timothy Holtom, in particular, have inspired her to keep her eyes on the prize and to follow her unique path. We would also like to salute the Prescott Center for the Arts and Park Avenue Theater for their tremendous support and encouragement. It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. It took a town like Prescott to help Samantha grow to become the budding artist that she is. We are forever grateful to all who have helped Samantha’s journey.