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Congratulations to our 2023-2024
Petra Karr Scholarship Recipient!
Julia Underwood

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Julia is highly deserving of the Petra Karr memorial award. Julia exemplifies everything that Petra stood for! While she is pursuing early childhood education, Julia will bring both leadership and Theatre into the classroom; and we need early childhood educators to lead their peers toward more Theatre Education!

After high school, I aim to teach elementary schoolers. For quite some time now I have been infatuated with the idea of making an impact on young minds. Along with the skills of honed during my three years being an officer, I believe that with proper training I can support young children in their quest for knowledge. I will carry theatre with me through the rest of my life, incorporating it into my lessons and hopefully, finding time to audition for a role or two.

2021-2022 Recipient: Carly

Carly is currently studying at the University of Idaho and is minoring in Musical Theatre. The most recent production she was a part of was The Mystery of Edwin Drood in the role of Rosa Bud (pictured below). She hopes to continue participating in theatre throughout college "and long after, in any way I can, since I really do think it is one of the best gifts of this world."


She had auditions recently for The Play that goes Wrong!


2021-2022 Recipient: Ella

Ella Newborn is an 18-year-old actor from the greater Seattle area. They graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2021, and now attend Western Washington University where they are planning to major in theatre with a concentration in performance. Ella would like to thank the Petra Karr ACT1 Endowment Fund board for their funding of the scholarship, and for the educators and friends that have helped them in pursuing their dream of becoming an actor.

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