2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT
Khadija Bangoura is 18 years old, a soon-to-be Burlington High School Graduate, and soon-to-be freshman at the School of Theatre in Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Khadija has been dancing, singing, and acting since she could walk. She started performing in her family’s West African Dance and Drumming company, Jeh Kulu. Throughout her life, Khadija has performed in school productions, with Very Merry Theatre, and the Flynn Youth Theatre Center. In these performances, Khadija learned how to work with her amazing peers, connect to material, and grow as an artist. At BU, she hopes to pursue a degree in theatre arts and education!
2016 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS
From a letter of recommendation on behalf of award-recipient Pearl Guerriere: “Pearl is a compelling young performer—actor, singer, dancer—she’s also humble and ever-striving toward being better. Moreover, she’s a treat to work with—respectful, responsible, hard-working, collaborative, receptive, fun-loving, and well-liked by all. Her peers lean in when she takes the stage and they speak admiringly of her work when she leaves it.”
One letter of reference for Isabella Bertoni identified her unique combination of “joyful artistic passion and serious intelligence. She is an intelligent artist whose kindness and positive energy can transform a room and a stage. In an environment of a musical rehearsal with adolescents, Isabella stands out as a leader for her maturity, discipline, and observation skills. Young girls look up to her as a role model.”
The success of Girls Nite Out Productions has been based on the support we’ve received from the greater Burlington community; therefore, it is with great joy that to honor the 5th anniversary of our company, the Co-Founders and Board of Directors announce an annual $500 scholarship awarded to a young woman completing high school or technical school who plans to continue her education in the Performing or Technical Arts.