Shawnee Dispatch

Area students named ‘Shooting Star’ finalists

February 14, 2018

The Arts Council of Johnson County announced 115 finalists have been nominated for the 2018 Shooting Stars Awards.

The Shooting Stars Program honors Johnson County high school seniors for achievement in the literary, performing and visual arts through recognition and college scholarships.

Shooting Stars award recipients will be announced at the 21st annual Shooting Stars Gala on March 25 at Johnson County Community College.

At the Shooting Stars Gala, nine first-place scholarships of $1,400 each and nine second-place scholarships of $700 each will be awarded to the top two finalists in each artistic category.

Nine teacher honorariums of $350 will be given to teachers who nominated the top student in each category.

The Shawnee area finalists are:

Shawnee Mission North: Bailey Burgard, literature; Madison Cole, production and design; Maya Colvin, two-dimensional art and Brahm Berry, voice classical.

Shawnee Mission Northwest: Mandy Dulny, theater performance; Lilian Oliver, two-dimensional art; Matthew Robison, voice classical and Sophia Hollman, winds and percussion.

Maranatha Christian Academy: Mattie Schoenfeld, literature and Zakary Oster, winds and percussion.

De Soto: Micah Faulds, literature; Faith Smith, photography; Sam Carlson, production and design; Kennedy Forshey, theater performance; Raul Sanchez, three-dimensional art; Brooke Portz, two-dimensional art; Keirstyn Mascareno, voice classical and Jared Carlton, winds and percussion.

Mill Valley: Lauryn Hurley, theater performance; Marissa Olin, two-dimensional art and McKenna Harvey, voice classical.

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