On Saturday, April 16 twenty chosen performers and one Alternate took the stage at the Bell Cultural Events Center to put on a stellar show of vocal, dance, and instrumental performances. The talent was amazing and Judges found it difficult to determine the evenings scholarship awards!
Show Stopper $1,500 Scholarship—Cole Bellamy—Olathe North—11th Grade
Presented by Simmons First Bank
Vocal Scholarship $1,000—Breanna Elman and Jacob Wray—6th and 7th Graders—Chisholm Trail Middle School and Heritage Christian Academy
Presented by Olathe Noon Optimists
Dance Scholarship $1,000—Olivia Thomas and Nicole Westrope— 7th Graders—California Trail Mid- dle School
Presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company
Instrumental Scholarship $1,000—Trishia Nair—7th Grade—California Trail Middle School Presented by Olathe Ford Lincoln
Play and Sing Scholarship $1,000—Lauren Roberts—12th Grade—Olathe Northwest High School Presented by Olathe Health System
Mixed Media Scholarship $1,000—Ahna Valdez—12th Grade—Olathe Northwest High School Presented by Unilever, Inc.
MidAmerica Nazarene University—$1,500—Morgan Couch—11th Grade—Olathe Northwest High School
A special teacher recognition went to Justin Love, Instructor Olathe North (Cole Bellamy’s instructor) – A gift certificate for a year’s coffee at Starbucks
Presented by Miracles with Water
Scholarships and support for our Theater programs and youth projects are made possible by our Sponsors: Olathe Ford Lincoln, Presenting Sponsor/Scholarship; Unilever, Inc., Supporting Sponsor/ Scholarship; Show Stopper, Simmons First Bank. Additional Scholarships by Enterprise Bank and Trust ; Olathe Health Systems and Olathe Noon Optimists. Stage Sponsors: McCown Gordon Con- struction, Fry Orthodontic Specialists, Johnson County Old Settlers Association, and Bleakley Develop- ment Co. Back Stage Sponsors: A.T.& T., Strickland Construction, J.E. Dunn, Community America Credit Union, Merit Bank, Larry Campbell, Miracles with Water. Patrons: Coble McCune Wealth Man- agement; Ruf Strategic Solutions; A.J. Lang Property Management; Olathe Public Schools Founda- tion, Harmon Construction, Linda and Ron Wimmer and Chuck Nigro.
A special thanks to MidAmerica Nazarene University and Johnson County Community College Foun- dation who provide Scholarships at their institutions.
Thanks to Director Victor J. Dougherty; Asst. Director Charlotte Brotherson; M.C. Paul Craig, Judges: Brent and Phil Kimmi, John Kieffer, Dr. Donna Bohn and Jamie Speak Wooten, Kathy Horniman, Dr. Dick Stine, Lee Hitchler and Paula Dix. And thanks to the Bell Cultural Events Center for providing an excellent performing venue for these talented youngsters.