Out & About: Artistic achievers gather at The Palace Theatre
“Achievement in the Arts is Westmoreland County’s sports award for creatives,” says Kelli Brisbane, Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s director of corporate engagement and events.
The trust presented its 21st annual arts awards to seniors from 18 county high schools May 15 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg. Categories include theater, visual arts, instrumental music and vocal music.
Honorees, family members and friends enjoyed a reception prior to the ceremony, during which students received commemorative pins to wear on their graduation sashes. Winners included:
Belle Vernon Area: Gabriel Reed, Corrine Manderino
Burrell: Kelci Sopko, Alex Capsambelis, Ashley Roberts, Lindsay Tate
Derry Area: Andrew Lang, Emily Henigin, Levi Eaglehouse, Marley Sites
Franklin Regional: Megan Swift, Lauren DeLuca, Charlie Hough, Casey Guidry
Greater Latrobe: Josie Rodell, Kayla Holsopple, Tate McElhaney, Benjamin DiFrancesco
Greensburg Central Catholic: Sarah Poklembo, Katelyn Denman, Zachary Gilkey, Michelle Douglas
Greensburg Salem: Kora Malie, Sierra Flanders, Robert Dietrich, Molly Krunszyinsky
Hempfield Area: Sierra Williams, David Smith, Anthony Marino, Rachael Hollar
Jeannette: Alycia Zummo, Logan Evans, Brittany Carl, Becca Tyger
Kiski Area: Hope Albert, Luka Krachanko, Hailey Pierce, Madison Hall
Ligonier Valley: Faith McDowell, Garrett Crusan, Elsa Klotz, Sydney Damon
Monessen: Olivia Peralta, Shania Lakin, Albert Johnson, Ariana Bartholomew
Mt. Pleasant Area: Helena Baumgardner, Kristen Collins, Blake Woodmancy, Madison McTavish
Norwin: James Stanley, Nieko Disso, Carolyn Tachoir, Grace Watson
Penn-Trafford: Angelique Morante, Emma Garris, Grace Bender, Rita Montgomery
Southmoreland: Kaelei Whitlatch, Dylan Opalinksi, Cole Leasher, Toni Brayo
Valley: Elizabeth Schachte, Eliazar Moyes, William L. McGinnis Jr., Riya Simone Howze
Yough: Mollie Landman, Anthony Ohler, Nolan Franks, Grace Comini
Announcers were the Honorable Jim Silvis and Meagan Bilik DeFazio. Presenters were Nancy Anderson, Westmoreland Cultural Trust; Joan McGarry, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art; Endicott Reindl, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra; and Susan Mahady, Westmoreland Choral Society.
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .