SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
INVOLVED IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
Named in memory of Duckie DeMere, veteran Hawthorne actress, director and board member
Hawthorne Players is one of the oldest community theatre companies in the St. Louis area. It produces three plays each year at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre. In 2017 Hawthorne Players presented scholarships to four deserving North St. Louis County high school seniors involved in the performing arts.
These Duckie DeMere Scholarships, named after the late veteran Hawthorne actress and director, have been presented since 1992. One hundred students have received grants totaling over $55,000. Announcement of the 2017 scholarship winners were presented by Larry Marsh at the Northwinds Concert at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre on May 6, 2017.
The purpose of these grants is to: 1) further community arts in general, 2) encourage high school students to become involved in community theatre and 3) increase youth involvement in Hawthorne Players. Applicants should have demonstrated talent, interest and effort in the performing arts, especially in the community. Participation in Hawthorne Players and other community theatre productions will be considered.
2017 Duckie DeMere Scholarship Recipients
Kaitlin Nelke, Incarnate Word Academy Elexis Hubbard, Ritenour High School
Emily Tobar, Pattonville H.S. Kyle Cornellier, Trinity Catholic High School