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NMJC Theatre Students Win Scholarships

NMJC Theatre Students Win Scholarships photo 1/28/2009 11:49:11 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. Two talented New Mexico Junior College students were recently honored with scholarships by the Community Players of Hobbs.

Meghan Kennedy and Jason Taylor, both of Hobbs, were two of four students who were each awarded a Carl Busch Scholarship on Saturday, January 24, at the Hobbs Country Club. Two students from USW also received the awards, which are memorial scholarships in honor of Carl Busch, a long-time friend and patron of the Hobbs theatre community. According to Daniel Russell, President of the Community Players of Hobbs, the scholarships are awarded intermittently to theatre majors who demonstrate a genuine passion for theatre. Mary Lyle, Vice President and Board member, along with Evelyn Rising, Board member, made the presentations.

Both Kennedy and Taylor are actively involved in theatre. In NMJC's upcoming Spring 2009 production of The Lion in Winter, Kennedy serves as the play's House Manager, and Taylor plays the role of young King Philip of France.

According to John Rice, theatre director at NMJC, the two students are not only deserving of the awards, but are also encouraged by them. "I'm very pleased for both of these NMJC students who received the Carl Busch Scholarships," he said, "and I'm also grateful to the Hobbs Playhouse for its generous support of young performers in the area of theatre."

For more information about the NMJC theatre program, please contact John Rice at 575.492.2846.

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