August 14, 2013
The 2013 Vincent Legacy Scholars
Three talented middle school students are this year’s Vincent Legacy Scholarship recipients: A’Rya Pratt, Destane Jackson and Suan Sonna.
Three talented middle school students are this year’s Vincent Legacy Scholarship recipients: A’Rya Pratt, Destane Jackson and Suan Sonna. This is the eighth year that Starlight Theatre and Greg and Rebecca Reid have awarded $2,500 scholarships to ethnically-diverse students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade to help fund singing, dancing and acting lessons.
This year’s recipients were formally announced prior to the August 10 performance of Footloose The Musical.
Scholarship winners are selected not only because they exhibit a passion for performing arts, but also because they are excellent students, have an exceptional attendance record and also give back to others through community service. Since its inception in 2006, Starlight has awarded Vincent Legacy Scholarships to 19 talented and motivated young people.
Vincent Legacy Scholarship recipients: Suan Sonna, Destane Jackson and A’Rya Pratt.
Starlight is thrilled to honor this year’s recipients:
For more information about the Vincent Legacy Scholarship, contact the Starlight Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.997.1134.
- Destane Jackson (Moreland Ridge Middle School, Blue Springs) has experience performing in numerous school musicals, her church and school choirs, and dancing, acting and singing at The Coterie. She also has special skills in drawing.
- A’Rya Pratt (Hogan Preparatory Middle School, Kansas City) is an honor roll student, a leader on the school’s debate team, a praise dancer at her church and a recent participant in the Starlight on Site program. She has loved to act and dance ever since she was a young child and began auditioning for modeling and acting programs at the age of 5.
- Suan Sonna (Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas City, Kansas) has a hunger for writing and storytelling that led him into acting and making movies. He has been an excellent performer in church plays and also an actor and editor for school movies. He was a stand-out at the school’s improvisation festival. He is currently involved in the UMKC Bridges program, where he plays his instrument of choice – the cello. Suan is also a gifted writer who has won contests for his writing.