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2020 Performing Arts Scholarship Winners

Updated: Apr 14


For Thea’s 2020 Performing Arts Scholarship Competition, we received 140 video submissions from students across the state for consideration. Our competition is usually held in-person one Saturday in March, and we were deeply saddened to not be able to connect with all of the student competitors and their families. Our team is also very grateful to the students who adapted to this year’s competition change to online-only. After careful deliberation by this year’s judges, Thea Foundation has awarded ten scholarships to the following high school and homeschooled Arkansas seniors performing dance, dramatic works, or singing:


1st Place — $4,000 (Pictured above and below)

Mary Jane McConnell - Dance Selection

Fayetteville High School


2nd Place — $3,500

Brennon Humphry - Vocal Selection

Bryant High School


3rd Place — $3,000

Emma Tedder - Vocal Selection

Pulaski Academy


4th Place — $2,500

Lennon Richison - Dance Selection

Bentonville West High School


5th Place, $2,000

Dax Driggs - Vocal Selection

Alma High School 


6th Place — $2,000

Hayley Mitchell - Dance Selection

Hot Springs World Class High School 


7th Place — $2,000

Evan Moore - Dance/Vocal Selection

Catholic High School for Boys


8th Place — $2,000

Abigail Pappas - Vocal Selection

Rogers Heritage High School


9th Place — $2,000

Savannah Halter - Dance Selection

Arkansas Connections Academy


10th Place — $2,000

Tara Shaffer - Dramatic Works Selection

Bentonville High School 


Thank you to every student who took part in this year’s competition. We enjoyed viewing all of your talent and hope you continue to express yourself through performance art.


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