Seniors Darren Cajipo and Courtney Govan each received Irene Ryan acting nominations. Cajipo and Govan were nominated by our KCACTF respondent and Judy Myers, Theatre and Dance department chair, for their performances in “A Grand Night for Singing.” Both are now eligible to audition for the Irene Ryan Scholarship at the regional festival in January 2019.
From the KCACTF website:
The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. The Irene Ryan Foundation awards 19 regional awards and two fellowships annually. Sixteen (16) of the awards consist of a $500 scholarship for each regional representative of KCACTF. There are two scholarships of $2,500 each for the winners at the national festival in Washington, D.C. In addition, the student who is judged the Kingsley Colton Award-winner for Best Partner in the national auditions is awarded a cash prize of $250. The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships are, indeed, scholarships; so the Foundation disburses the award through a school designated by the winner, to pay tuition and fees for further education, not necessarily limited to theatre arts.