A Class Act! UCS theatre students earn $750,000 in scholarships, 80 top awards at festival
A Class Act! UCS theatre students earn $750,000 in scholarships, 80 top awards at festival
Posted on 12/19/2018
Ford, Stevenson and UHS students at conference
Utica Community Schools students earned approximately $750,000 in scholarship offers and more than 80 top awards at the 2018 Michigan Thespian Festival.

Nearly 100 theatre students from Eisenhower, Henry Ford II, Stevenson and Utica high schools attended the annual festival in Grand Rapids, held December 13-15. Approximately 1,400 students from across Michigan attended the festival.

Students had the opportunity to attend professional workshops, meet with college representatives, view performances and compete in events that were judged by college and industry professionals.
UCS students auditioning for college programs received a combined total of $748,000 in scholarship offers.

Students from all four high schools collectively earned 23 Superior awards, 54 Excellent ratings and five good rankings.

UCS theatre students are under the direction of teachers Eric Wells of Eisenhower High School, Kirstin Carolin of Henry Ford II, Cheryl Jackson of Stevenson High School and Joel Kaczmarczyk of Utica High School.