Salina resident Alicia DeHaan and Bennington resident Shara Shepard both obtained yr-conclude arts awards at Sterling College or university.
DeHaan obtained both of those the Moxley Scholarship in Mass Interaction and the Jim Mosher Memorial Scholarship in Conversation. DeHaan is completing her sophomore calendar year at Sterling the place she has been associated with choir, conversation, and theatre. She was showcased in the solid of the musicals “Carousel” and “Catch Me If You Can” as nicely as the play “Sense and Sensibilty” this yr.
Shepard obtained the Symphonic Band Servant Leadership Award for contributions the two band, jazz band, and the flute trio. Shepard is completing her junior 12 months at Sterling as a mathematics main. She also gained a math award from the School. In addition to band, she has been concerned with worship staff and university student management at Sterling.
The awards have been presented at Sterling College’s very first Arts Awards Night. Underneath the new umbrella of “Sterling School Arts,” all 4 of the arts packages at Sterling College or university: Art & Structure, Conversation/Media, Music, and Theatre recognized their outstanding learners.
“Given the uncommon situation of this weird ‘COVID’ year, and the point that lots of colleges ended up not ready to generate are living theatre productions or live shows, we come to feel quite blessed,” mentioned Dennis Dutton, Govt Director for the Arts at Sterling in a launch. “We had been all rejoicing at getting been able to existing eight theatre productions, develop seven editions of the campus newspaper, carry out six concerts, and host 3 art exhibitions. In addition our Discussion and Forensics teams competed in 11 tournaments and above 250 rounds – nearly,” he reported.
“Most or our concert events and theatre productions this spring ended up viewable online by livestreaming or movie on demand from customers,” Dutton stated. “Those had been nicely been given and we hope to go on to present performances on-line. It has been fantastic to have alumni and moms and dads of recent arts students be able to see a Sterling exhibit or concert with no travelling from out of state.”
“Alicia is a person of the most included college students on campus,” Dutton reported. “She’s created a major effect in our conversation, theatre, and music programs.”
“Shara is a fantastic addition to our songs plan and has manufactured great contributions to the worship staff as properly,” Dutton claimed. “We appear ahead to working with both of those these young ladies in the upcoming.”