A2Z Personnel and The Drive 107.9 were happy to award Sarah Piper with the We Support Our Schools Grant for September. Sarah is the advisor for the Thespian Troupe at Stevensville’s High School. She and her students are part of the International Thespian Society; an honor society devoted to recognizing excellence in the performing arts. The Troupe seeks to increase awareness and appreciation of theater in our community, especially within our school.
The We Support Our Schools grant money will go towards the goal of bring the Shakespeare in the School Program to the Stevensville School District. This program would provide a professional performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for the students in Junior High and High School, as well as facilitate workshops on dramatic skills for students in grades 9-12. An estimated 425 students would be able to attend the play and approximately 50 High School students would participate in the workshops following the performance. Shakespeare in the Schools has periodically visited Stevensville in years past, and has been very successful at engaging students in the theater as well as creating connections to the English Department’s curriculum.