21 Shawnee Mission students among finalists for 2018 Shooting Stars Awards

Students’ visual art is displayed in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at JCCC prior to each year’s gala. Photo credit Arts Council of Johnson County.

Twenty-one Shawnee Mission School District students are among the 115 finalists for this year’s Arts Council of Johnson County Shooting Stars Awards, recognizing some of the brightest young talents across the literary, performing and visual arts.

Now in their 21st year, the awards provide scholarships to Johnson County students who demonstrate remarkable accomplishment in their artistic fields of interest. There are nine categories: literature, photography, production and design, strings, theatre performance, three-dimensional art, two-dimensional art, voice classical, and winds and percussion.

The nominees who attend Shawnee Mission Schools are:

Savannah Worthington, seen here in a 2016 SM East production of Cinderella, is a finalist for theatre performance. Photo credit SM East Theatre.

Bailey Burgard, Shawnee Mission North
Isabella Kloster, Shawnee Mission East
Tara Phillips, Shawnee Mission South

Production and Design:
Madison Cole, Shawnee Mission North
Harper Mundy, Shawnee Mission East
Devin Palmer, Shawnee Mission South

Bri Jantz, Shawnee Mission East

Theatre Performance:
Mandy Dulny, Shawnee Mission Northwest
Camryn Hampton, Shawnee Mission West
Abigail Hindle, Shawnee Mission South
Savanna Worthington, Shawnee Mission East

Three-Dimensional Art:
Kayla Henrie, Shawnee Mission West
William Kline, Shawnee Mission East

Two-Dimensional Art:
Maya Colvin, Shawnee Mission North
Lilian Oliver, Shawnee Mission Northwest
Gabrielle Perdomo, Shawnee Mission East

Voice Classical:
Brahm Berry, Shawnee Mission North
Matthew Robison, Shawnee Mission Northwest
Alexandra Tyler, Shawnee Mission West

Winds and Percussion:
Sophia Hollman, Shawnee Mission Northwest
Caroline Schmidt, Shawnee Mission West

The arts council will announce the recipients of the nine first-place scholarships of $1,400 each at its Shooting Stars Gala, which will be held at Johnson County Community College on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Second place finishers will receive scholarships of $700. The council will also award $350 honorariums to the teachers who nominated the eventual winners in each category.

Since its first year in 1997, the program has distributed more than $200,000 in scholarships and nearly $65,000 in honorariums.