Shoestring Community Players presents the 2017 Cheri Adams Theater Arts Scholarship to three Columbia County High School Seniors

June 7, 2017 For Immediate Release–Columbia County, Oregon.   Shoestring Community Players, proudly serving Columbia County theater community since 1982 is honored to announce it was able to support three senior students to be awarded the scholarship this year.  The cream of the crop, these students intend to major or minor in the theater arts or related field at an accredited 2 or 4-year college, university, or conservatory of their choice.

It was a pleasure to get to know these fine thespians through their essays and reading about their commitment to the theater arts.  Special thanks to the teachers envisioning the talent within, and cultivated their minds.  Lastly we want to thatnk the ever encouraging parents that took them to auditions, play practices, and watched the performances.  Parents, it’s not over yet…  not by a long shot.

Shannon Vaerewyck and Merle Pence presented the Cheri Adams Theater Arts Scholarship at the recipient’s graduation awards ceremony: St. Helens High School –  Miss Mandy Mason, Scappoose High School – Miss Savanna Smiens, and Clatskanie High School – Miss Kerrisa Engen.

The scholarship is funded by a portion of the proceeds from the Shoestring Community Players performances, including the annual summer musical, seasonal productions, and by the generous donations from patrons of the arts for the specific purpose of the scholarship.  You may donate and learn more about Shoestring Community Players scholarships at

We would like to thank all the students that applied for the opportunity for this scholarship grant and SSCP wishes to encourage students to participate in their local theater program and community theater.  All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.  Bravo to the class of 2017, and well done.

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