First row: Deb Lang, Sue Elliott, Anya Moorehouse, Katie Renner, Jean Connolly
Back row: Sydney Laurendeau, Annalise Renner, Matthew Gallagher
Missing from the picture is Bailey Carmody
Scholarship Winners Biographies
Matthew Gallagher is a graduate of Newport High School. His passion is theater. He has acted and performed in musical theater productions but now is interested in the technical aspects of theater productions. He has demonstrated leadership as he served on the Board for North Country Community Theater as the teen representative. He received our senior scholarship –The Gusta Teach Award in honor of Gusta Teach who was one of the founders of the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region. He will enroll in Dartmouth College this fall.
Bailey Carmoday is from Warner and he attended Kearsarge High School. He is interested in the performing arts and has been in several productions at Kearsarge High School. Most recently he has demonstrated an interest in films and plans to study the performing arts and film at Plymouth State. He received the Madge Rizza Award for Performing Arts.
Anya Moorehouse is from Sunapee and attends Mount Royal Academy. She will be a junior there when she returns in September. She is a talented dancer who has trained for many years with the Dance Academy in Sunapee. She participated in a dance education course in Concord this August as she aspires to be a dance instructor.
Sydney Laurendeau is from Bradford and attends Kearsarge High School. She will be in 11th grade there. Her talent is also dance and she has been dancing at the Dance Academy in Sunapee for many years. She participated in a dance education course in Concord in August. Her love is dancing and she also plans to be a dance instructor.
Katie Renner is from Newport and is a student at Newport Middle School. She will be an 8thgrader. She is interested in dance and especially interested in singing. She attended RB Productions in Concord. This workshop culminated with a theater production in which she performed both as a singer and a dancer.
Annalise Renner is an 11th grader from Newport and she is a talented dancer who has performed in many dance recitals in the area. She attended RB Productions in Concord where she participated in a musical production at the end of the workshop.
Elizabeth Upton is from Newbury. She will be entering ninth grade at Kearsarge High School. She is a passionate dancer who continually challenges herself with all forms of dancing. She has trained with the Joffrey Ballet and has performed in many recitals. Having been with the Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts in Warner for many years, she has been a part of their recitals throughout the area. With this scholarship, Elizabeth attended a three week intensive dance program at the Burklyn Ballet Summer Institute in Vermont. It was at this intensive that she continued to enhance her ballet and tap dancing talent.
The CFA has awarded over $30,000 to
Talented Students in the Lake Sunapee Region.
Scholarships for those with a dream of pursuing their education in
Art, Music, Theater, Dance and Literature
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The Center for the Arts scholarship program is funded by the generosity of our members and the community. It is given to student artists who are pursuing any form of the arts (literature, drama, dance, music or the visual arts). Scholarships are offered for Students in grades 7-12.
Student Applicants Must:
Andover, Bradford, Danbury, Grantham, New London, Newbury, Newport, Springfield, Sunapee,
Sutton, Warner, or Wilmot.
The Lang Memorial Scholarship and the Madge Rizza Scholarship for the Performing Arts, are awarded to High School seniors who are pursuing the arts.
For Arts Programs grades 7-12 and Graduating Seniors Pursuing Arts Education
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Center for the Arts
P.O. Box 872
New London, 03257
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Subject Line "Scholarships"
The Madge Rizza Scholarship for the Performing Arts Recipient
Shane graduated from Kearsarge High School and plans to have a career in the performing arts. He is a resident of Sutton. He received . Shane has a passion for acting, singing and dancing which makes him perfect for the performing arts. He has been a Junior Barn Intern for several summers. He has been involved with student programs at Northern Stage. He also starred as Billy Elliott in that production in the Boston area. Shane has been very serious about his academic work as well as his talent for singing and dancing and the performing arts. He is going to attend Florida Southern College where he hopes to earn a BFA in musical theater.
Lang Scholarship Recipient
Patrick is a 2020 graduate of Kearsarge High School and he resides in New London. He is a multi-talented young man who sings, plays the piano and performs in musicals. He played Harold Hill, the lead character, in Kearsarge’s High School’s spring production of Music Man. He has performed vocally in jazz groups as well as performed in A Cappella singing groups. He combined these talents along with outstanding academic grades in high school. He has been accepted at Syracuse University and plans to enroll in the music program there. He does aspire to have a career in music.
Emily is a resident of Wilmot and graduated from Kearsarge High School this year. Emily was awarded a senior scholarship as she plans to attend Smith College. She was accepted early as this was her first choice. Emily has been dancing since she was a little girl. She has spent much of her training at the Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts in Warner. As she grew in her dance expertise, she taught classes there. Her talent and passion for dance will be combined with her interest in biochemical engineering and the study of genetics. Her outstanding academic record and talent ensures she will be
successful in combing dance with her
academic responsibilities at Smith College.
Madison, from Newport, has been dancing since she was a very young girl. Most of her classes were at the Dance Arts Academy in Sunapee. She not only took classes at the academy but taught dance there as well. She will be going to Salve Regina College in the fall. There she will continue to develop her talent for dancing along with studying law. She is passionate about issues that relate to social justice and she can see herself going into law or working in the criminal justice system.
Meaghan is a graduate of Grantham High School. She has been studying dance for many years. She has studied ballet at the White River Dance Academy. She has also studied ballet at the Boston Conservatory of Dance in Boston for a three week summer program. She will be attending the Hart School of Music at the University of Hartford. She will be majoring in the performing arts with a
focus on dance.
Erin will be attending Middlebury College in the fall. She graduated from Kearsarge High School and resides in Wilmot. She is an outstanding student who has been dancing and singing in various productions at Kearsarge High School. She will be majoring in the performing arts at college. But she also has an interest in studying law or psychology. She will also continue to develop her ability and passion as a visual artist.
Bailey received a scholarship this year, to attend the Junior Barn Intern program. He is a talented vocalist who has participated in the jazz choir at the high school and also in the All New England choir. He will be a senior at Kearsarge High School in the fall. He lives in Warner.
Elizabeth Upton lives in Newbury and is a student at the Kearsarge Middle School. She has been dancing since she was very young. She has done most of her studying at the Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts. She received a scholarship for a summer intensive dance program. It is the Rock School for Dance Education.
Left to right: Sue Elliott(CFA Scholarship Committee Member), Helen Armstrong (Andover/Acting-Musical Theater), Mak Eldridge (Springfield/Voice-Musical Theater), Allison Callaghan (Warner/Dance), Brooklyn Mitchler (Newport/Dance), Emily Swindell (Wilmot/Dance), Lily Magoon (Warner/Voice-Musical Theater), Alia Gonzalez (Newport/Voice-Musical Theater), Jakob Vedova (New London/Voice-Musical Theater), Oliver Andrews (Andover/Music-Violin), Lyndsey Patten (Newport/Dance) ,
Mason Martell (Newport/Dance), Rob Kier (CFA Scholarship Committee Member).
Not pictured: Hunter Labelle (Newbury/Visual Arts), Rette Solomon (Wilmot/Photography), Courtney Goodwin (New London/Visual Arts).
These recipients will be performing at next January’s First Fridays “Stars of Tomorrow”, at Whipple Hall.
Showcase of 2018 Scholarship Ricipients at Whipple Hall!
(courtesy of rettesolomon.com)
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