Several high school students received scholarships over the weekend for their achievements in theatre.
ENCORE, a celebration of high school drama, was held Sunday at the Pullo Center. More than 500 students showcased their talents and scholarships totaling $25,000 were awarded at the show.
“It was exciting to get back on stage, as this event had been canceled for two years due to COVID,” according to a press release. “A packed audience filled the Pullo Center to appreciate and celebrate the talent of these students.”
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According to the Encore website, student performance is judged by industry professionals to determine scholarship winners. Each school also presented their Encore award to a student of their choice, which includes a $1,000 scholarship.
Additional scholarships are also awarded to selected seniors who have applied.
Here is the list of students who received scholarships:
Individual scholarships: $1,000
- Dallastown Area High School: Madeline Gorski
- Dover Area Secondary School: Sadie Roser
- Hanover High School: Lea Coppola
- Kennard-Dale High School: Ashley Bowers
- South West High School: Samuel Jemison
- Spring Grove Area High School: Alissa Walton
- Susquehannock High School: Jillian Geppi
- West York Area High School: Emma Gaetjen
- William Penn High School: Savannah Russell
- York County School of Technology: Ashley Manning
- York Suburban Secondary School: Olivia Gibson
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W. Dale Brougher Foundation Performance Grants: $500
- Kylie Shelbaker from Dover Area High School
- Sadie Roser of Dover Area High School
- Lean Coppola from Hanover High School
- Lilly Moorhead of Hannover High School
- Hank Leighty of Kennard-Dale High School
- Ryan Zornak of South Western High School
- Cordelia Jenkins of Susquehannock High School
- Juliana Quintilian of Susquehannock High School
- Joey Doll of York Suburban High School
- Nikki Berkey of York Suburban High School
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$1,000 Scholarship Winner – Sponsored by Joan Stauffer:
- Emily Skelly of Dover Area High School
$1,000 Purse Winner – Sponsored by the Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealers:
- Natalie Whelan of Susquehannock High School
$2,000 Scholarship Winner – Sponsored by Win Bradley and family:
- Madeline Gorski of Dallastown Area High School
$2,000 Scholarship Winner – Sponsored by Coni Wolf:
- Sarah Stark of York Suburban Secondary School
$3,000 Scholarship Winner – The ROSIE Award, presented in memory of Rozella Olp Anstine, sponsored by attorney William Anstine Jr. and his family:
- Lea Coppola from Hanover High School
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