3 SM East students among JoCo arts ‘Shooting Stars’ honorees

Three SM East students were among the recipients of 18 Shooting Stars arts scholarships awarded by the Arts Council of Johnson County at its annual gala this past Sunday.

Senior Ali Felman, who plays the viola, took the first place scholarship in the strings category.

Senior Lily Kaufmann took the second place scholarship in the theatre performance category, and senior Emma Reno, who plays the flute, took the second place scholarship in the winds and percussion category.

SM East teachers Kim Harrison and Jonathan Lane each received an honorarium for their nominations.

The arts council awards first place scholarships of $1,400 and second place scholarships of $700 in nine categories each year.