The Don Friedemann Memorial Scholarship
The Hartford Players, Ltd., theatrical organization exists not only to bring the best in theatre to our community, but also to promote the arts of the future through scholarships. Each spring, we award two scholarships to worthy students who will be pursuing post-secondary degrees in the arts.
Studying Theatre Production
Renee Wagner, a Slinger High School senior, will be attending UW Stevens Point, majoring in Theater Production with an emphasis on Stage Management. Wagner has been an Honor student at Slinger H.S., active in Color Guard, Student Council, Yearbook and Tennis, and SHS Musicals. Her work in the musicals was so effective and enjoyable, she often volunteered for Stage Managing positions outside the high school, working with the Hartford Players and Falls Patio Players. She hopes to have a career in large city professional theater as a production assistant or stage manager, perhaps even Broadway.
Studying Art and Music Education
Rebekah Stege will be pursuing a degree in Art and Music Education at UW-Washington County. Stege has participated in Forensics, Pit Band for HUHS musicals, Schauer Youth String Orchestra, 4-H and more. She plays piano, cello, and organ, volunteering much of her time for Community projects. Stege also enjoys the visual Arts, including drawing, painting, and wool-spinning, garnering awards for some of her work. As a volunteer teacher now, Stege hopes to continue her Art studies towards a Teaching degree in Art and/or Music.
Studying Marketing and Graphic Design
Kaitlyn Kerrigan is the recipient of the Hartford Players Endowed Scholarship, awarded through the HUHS Scholarship Foundation, Inc. She is a self-employed photographer and designs media graphics. She recently helped create and design the HUHS District Newsletter cover. She plans to attend Concordia University in the fall of 2018.
Thank you again and again for your financial support over the last four years, but also for the emotional support you have given me since my very first Hartford Players Show…Scholarship Recipient
Dear Hartford Players, I would like to thank you so much for awarding me the Don Friedemann Scholarship. I greatly appreciate that you chose me and enjoyed my advertising campaign. If you need any help …please call. Thank you!Scholarship Recipient
This semester was definitely a challenge, but I managed to stay on top and maintain my 4.0. I am pretty proud to say I’ve accomplished that with 2 jobs, 15 credits, extra curricular activities (Habitat for Humanity), two majors, and a minor. As I am proceeding onward in my education, my passion for the arts seems to grow. I am excited for what the future holds. Again, thank you for your generous donation to my education, I truly appreciate it, and would not be where I am without your contribution. Thank You!Scholarship Recipient