York County Students Receive Theater Arts Scholarships


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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Senior scholarships:

$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

— Contact Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.


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