Salina resident Alicia DeHaan and Bennington resident Shara Shepard both of those gained calendar year-finish arts awards at Sterling Higher education.
DeHaan obtained the two the Moxley Scholarship in Mass Communication and the Jim Mosher Memorial Scholarship in Interaction. DeHaan is finishing her sophomore year at Sterling the place she has been concerned with choir, interaction, and theatre. She was showcased in the cast of the musicals “Carousel” and “Catch Me If You Can” as very well as the engage in “Sense and Sensibilty” this yr.
Shepard acquired the Symphonic Band Servant Leadership Award for contributions each band, jazz band, and the flute trio. Shepard is finishing her junior calendar year at Sterling as a mathematics important. She also obtained a math award from the College. In addition to band, she has been associated with worship team and university student leadership at Sterling.
The awards have been presented at Sterling College’s very first Arts Awards Evening. Under the new umbrella of “Sterling Higher education Arts,” all 4 of the arts programs at Sterling Faculty: Artwork & Layout, Interaction/Media, Music, and Theatre identified their superb pupils.
“Given the strange situation of this unusual ‘COVID’ calendar year, and the reality that numerous colleges ended up not able to develop dwell theatre productions or concert events, we experience pretty blessed,” stated Dennis Dutton, Govt Director for the Arts at Sterling in a release. “We ended up all rejoicing at acquiring been capable to present 8 theatre productions, generate seven editions of the campus newspaper, carry out 6 live shows, and host a few art exhibitions. In addition our Debate and Forensics teams competed in 11 tournaments and in excess of 250 rounds – practically,” he said.
“Most or our concerts and theatre productions this spring were being viewable on-line by means of livestreaming or video clip on demand,” Dutton explained. “Those have been effectively gained and we hope to proceed to give performances on line. It has been wonderful to have alumni and mother and father of present arts pupils be capable to see a Sterling clearly show or live performance with no travelling from out of point out.”
“Alicia is a person of the most involved students on campus,” Dutton explained. “She’s created a massive effect in our conversation, theatre, and tunes systems.”
“Shara is a excellent addition to our tunes program and has created wonderful contributions to the worship staff as properly,” Dutton reported. “We appear forward to operating with both these young ladies in the future.”