York County students receive scholarships in theater arts achievements

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

Several area high school students were awarded scholarships over the weekend for achievements in theater.

Encore, a celebration of high school theater, happened Sunday at the Pullo Center. More than 500 students showcased their talents, and scholarships totaling $25,000 were awarded during the show.

"It was exciting to return to the stage, as this event had been cancelled for two years due to COVID," according to a news release. "A capacity audience filled The Pullo Center to enjoy and celebrate the talent of these students."

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According to the Encore website, student performances were judged by professionals in the business to determine scholarship winners. Each school also presented its Encore Award — which includes a $1,000 scholarship — to a student of its choosing. 

Additional scholarships were given to selected seniors who applied. 

West York Area High School performs a scene from "Cinderella" during the annual high school theater showcase, Encore, Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Central York High School. John A. Pavoncello photo

Students who received scholarships are:

Individual School Scholarships: $1,000

  • Dallastown Area High School: Madeline Gorski
  • Dover Area High School: Sadie Roser
  • Hanover High School: Lea Coppola
  • Kennard-Dale High School: Ashley Bowers
  • South Western 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 Senior High School: Savannah Russell
  • York County School of Technology: Ashley Manning
  • York Suburban High School: Olivia Gibson

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W. Dale Brougher Foundation Performance Scholarships: $500

  • Kylie Shelbaker from Dover Area High School
  • Sadie Roser from Dover Area High School
  • Lean Coppola from Hanover High School
  • Lilly Moorhead from Hanover High School
  • Hank Leighty from Kennard-Dale High School
  • Ryan Zornak from South Western High School
  • Cordelia Jenkins from Susquehannock High School
  • Juliana Quintilian from Susquehannock High School
  • Joey Doll from York Suburban High School
  • Nikki Berkey from York Suburban High School

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Senior scholarships: 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner – Sponsored by Joan Stauffer:

  • Emily Skelly from Dover Area High School

$1,000 Scholarship Winner – Sponsored by the Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships:

  • Natalie Whelan from Susquehannock High School

$2,000 Scholarship Winner – Sponsored by Win Bradley and Family:

  • Madeline Gorski from Dallastown Area High School

$2,000 Scholarship Winner – Sponsored by Coni Wolf:

  • Sarah Stark from York Suburban High School

$3,000 Scholarship Winner – The ROSIE Award, presented in memory of Rozella Olp Anstine, sponsored by Attorney William Anstine Jr. and Family:

  • Lea Coppola from Hanover High School

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