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Two area youth receive Performing Arts scholarships

Published 10:00pm Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tryon Little Theater (TLT) has announced two talented youth from the foothills area have been named recipients of the 2014 Sue Hipps Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts.
The two are Timothy Doyen (Tij D’Oyen), of Tryon, a rising sophomore at the North Carolina School of the Arts and Kate Riedy, of Campobello, S.C. who will enter Converse College this fall.
“Both have been blessed with multiple talents, which they not only are rapidly developing, but are willing to share those talents voluntarily with our community through TLT as well as other community organizations,” a TLT spokesperson said.
As an example of their versatility, last season Doyen played the lead in Picasso at the Lapin Agile and followed that with the musical Willy Wonka. Last year, Riedy sang in the ensemble cast of The 1940s Radio Hour and most recently appeared as Tzeitel, Tevye’s oldest daughter in Fiddler on the Roof.
When not on stage each has never hesitated to volunteer for many of the dozens of jobs that need to be attended to back stage.
The Sue Hipps Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts is awarded each spring by TLT and is administered through the Polk County Community Foundation.
For more information contact TLT at 828-859-2466.
– article submitted
by John Calure

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