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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.
Victoria "Tia" Burns
Music Education and Music Performance
Ashley Kreft is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, majoring in Music Education, where she studies flute and saxophone. In addition to her musical pursuits, she has a passion for horses, participating in equestrian activities, where she is certified to teach, lead, assist and rate other riders in the United States Pony Clubs.
Brady Hattori, a sophomore at UW-Platteville, is a Fine Arts major with an emphasis in musical theatre. In addition to his passion for theatrical work and numerous shows with the Hartford Players, he is a National Champion in competitive dance in his age division.
Education, Musical Theatre
Izzy McCauley is a senior at HUHS, and plans to attend Concordia University Wisconsin, majoring in Education with a minor in Musical Theatre. She has been heavily involved in local music, dance and theatre during her time at HUHS, including serving as the Erin Alumni Musical Director.
HUHS Foundation Scholarship Endowed by the Hartford Players
Musical Theater and Dance
Miranda Parker, HUHS class of 2019, will be attending UWM in the fall to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre and a BFA in Dance. Miranda has been dancing most of her life, and she has been a part of competitive dance team since the age of 8. She has had the opportunity to study with Jo Rowan at OCU, and was selected to attend summer intensives with the Milwaukee Ballet and the Radio City Hall Rockettes. Miranda has always loved musicals, but didn’t get the chance to participate in them until high school. She was a member of the musical casts all four years of high school. She was named the dance captain for two years, and garnered the lead role of “Audrey” in Little Shop of Horrors her senior year. During the past four years, she also volunteered numerous hours as choreographer and later a director to bring a middle school musical production to Erin School. In high school, she was involved in Student Council, Model UN, National Honor Society, Hartford Chronicle, and the Math Team.
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…
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!
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!