Shorecrest and SCC students win scholarships from Edmonds Driftwood Players

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Edmonds Driftwood Players announced four 2017 scholarship winners from the June Martin Fund, and one recipient of the Ralph Eaton Fund (technical theater). The Board of Directors approved each $500 award on April 24, 2017. 

Alegra Batara is a senior at Shorecrest High School where she excels both academically and theatrically. She plans to obtain her BFA in musical theater. Her theater passion was ignited when cast in "Annie" with Driftwood Theater, and continued for four seasons. She aims to be an activist for Asian-Americans and other people of color not well represented in the arts.

"I first met Alegra as a very talented 11 year old... Through hard work perseverance and intellect, ...her talent has grown in breadth and depth. She exemplifies the best in what a young actor should be. She encourages and empowers her cast mates. She truly is the 'rising tide raising all of the ships'," Mark Press, Music Director EDP and MCT.

Griffin Price attends Shoreline Community College. His passion for music and theater was ignited in high school where he starred in several productions at Wade James Theater. Well rounded in theater, music and academics, he received an Honorable Mention for Best Actor at 5th Avenue Theater, played in Concert Band, and earned a Certificate of Academic Achievement in high school.

"Griffin arrived early to every rehearsal. He maintained a sense of humor and good spirit through the long hours... He could connect and engage, while still being a leader and example. Whether with peers or adults, he showed maturity beyond his years," Morgan Heetbrink, Teacher, Snohomish High School.

Other winners:

Andrew Kim, senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School
Lawrence McDonnell, senior at Blanchet High School
Rebecca Strom, senior at Henry Jackson High School.

Edmonds Driftwood Players is a volunteer-based, 501(c)3 non-profit community theater which has been entertaining and educating the community since 1958.


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