Whiteville High School’s theatre department has put together a “Performance Art Series” calendar in an effort to fund their Scotland trip next August. The students will take their talents abroad to perform in Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. Only 30 schools from the United States were selected to participate.
To be selected, the American High School Theatre Festival selection committee must review all completed applications. The selection panel is made up of professional artists and college and university professors.
“Our students were chosen because of their talents, their dedication, and their work ethic,” said WHS theatre and dance teacher Julia Heckathorn. “These students have a great sense of pride in their work and they constantly encourage one another to grow as artists.”
About 20 students will be chosen to attend following an audition process conducted by Heckathorn. The estimated travel price is $6,500 per student.
“We hope that the community will come together and support these children in becoming global ambassadors for our school, community, state and country,” said Heckathorn.