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October 2022 Alumni Bravo

Welcome to The October 2022 Edition of the Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts.

 

ALUMNI BRAVO!
OCTOBER 2022

The Major Musical Issue!

The Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of
The Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts.

MAJOR MUSICAL: THE WIZ!

Ease on down the road to SCPA for the Major Musical Production of The Wiz!
Directed & Choreographed by fellow SCPA Alumni,
Jay Goodlett

Tickets Available Here!
Nominations Coming Soon
2023-2024 Alumni Board of Directors 

Scholarship Fund Support

Donate to their Dreams:

You can help support the goals of a member of the Class of 2023! When you become a dues-paying member of the SCPA Alumni Association not only are you supporting our association, you are personally donating to the future of an SCPA senior through a needed scholarship!

  • Join today! When you support the NAAcSCPA, you’re supporting the work we do to ensure future generations of alumni achieve their dreams. Click the Donate Button below or on the red donate button on our website to give directly to the scholarship!
  • It’s also your membership that fuels our mission and our ability to give to the next generation of SCPA Alumni. Help us contribute to the dreams of our rising stars. Become a member today via the link below!

 

Donate to the Scholarship Fund!
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Supporting The Class of 2022 Through Mentorship!

Present and Future SCPA Alumns,

The Alumni Association is starting a new pilot post graduate mentorship program called THE BIGS (Building, Inspiring, & Guiding Students) We are currently looking for both Mentors and Class of 2022 Mentees. Sign up via the button below or email our engagement chair Jamaica Gilliam ’11 at engagement@scpaalumni.org

If you still would like to get involved with the Alumni Board, there’s still plenty of time and opportunities.  Your expertise and experience is always needed and appreciated. Below are listed all of the committees for you to serve on. 
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October Alumni Spotlight!
This is our Bi-Monthly Alumni Spotlight. You can submit yourself or another Alumni for our Alumni Spotlight via our Alumni Achievement List!
Meet Sparkle!
Make Up Designer
Donae “Sparkle” Pendleton is a proud 2005 SCPA Graduate, who majored in Visual Art. After Graduation, Sparkle attended the Art Institute in Los Angeles,CA. She later went to work designing  make up for Selena Gomez’s brand and is now the senior digital designer behind Skims by Kim Kardashian!

We are so proud of Sparkle and all of her success! We know this is just the beginning for her and her amazingly creative career! 
Join SCPA for the 2022-2023 School Year!
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SCPA in Memoriam

May the road rise to meet those Alumni we have lost. This list is to honor our talented peers at SCPA! 

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Stay Connected

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August 2022 Alumni Bravo

Welcome to The August 2022 Edition of the Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts.

 

ALUMNI BRAVO!

THE BACK TO SCHOOL ISSUE
AUGUST 2022

The Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of
The Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts.

Dare to Dream Scholarship Winners 2022!

The National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts
is proud to announce
The 2022 Dare to Dream Scholarship Winners! 

The 2022 Dare to Dream Scholarship is made possible through donations and the annual support of our members. Their generous contributions raised the $5,000 we awarded this year.
OUR LARGEST SCHOLARSHIP AWARD TO DATE! 

Click Here to Read all about our 2022 Scholarship Winners!

Donate to their Dreams:

You can help support the goals of a member of the Class of 2023! When you become a dues-paying member of the SCPA Alumni Association not only are you supporting our association, you are personally donating to the future of an SCPA senior through a needed scholarship!

  • Join today! When you support the NAAcSCPA, you’re supporting the work we do to ensure future generations of alumni achieve their dreams. Click the Donate Button below or on the red donate button on our website to give directly to the scholarship!
  • It’s also your membership that fuels our mission and our ability to give to the next generation of SCPA Alumni. Help us contribute to the dreams of our rising stars. Become a member today via the link below!

 

Donate to the Scholarship Fund!
Supporting The Class of 2022 Through Mentorship!

Present and Future SCPA Alumns,

The Alumni Association is starting a new pilot post graduate mentorship program called THE BIGS (Building, Inspiring, & Guiding Students) We are currently looking for both Mentors and Class of 2022 Mentees. Sign up via the button below or email our engagement chair Jamaica Gilliam ’11 at engagement@scpaalumni.org

If you still would like to get involved with the Alumni Board, there’s still plenty of time and opportunities.  Your expertise and experience is always needed and appreciated. Below are listed all of the committees for you to serve on. 
Click Here to Sign up to become a Mentor/Mentee!
This is your cue to be apart of the Alumni Family!

Valued Alumni,

The 2022-2023 School year marks SCPA’s 50th Anniversary. Since 1973 the School for Creative and Performing Arts has been a hub for students of artistic and academic excellence. As an organization of graduates, The National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts (NAAcSCPA) are working to build ourselves and the alumni community we serve to become our own hub of excellent alumni. The Alumni Association is dedicated in creating opportunities for all generations of Alumni to reconnect and “Find Their Voice All Over Again!” and  you can help us strengthen those connections today by becoming a member!

Over 1,400 alumni have registered with the National Alumni Association for the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts (NAAcSCPA) and we hope we can count on you to help increase our impact. The association is eager to expand the resources and programs that the association can provide to our graduates, friends, families, faculty, and teachers. One of the easiest ways to help us is by giving annual support of $40.

When you become a member of the NAAcSCPA, you receive a full year of benefits, including:

  •    Leadership opportunities
  •    Access to the Alumni Directory
  •    Invitations to national social and networking events
  •    Voting rights in alumni elections
  •    Ability to Serve an Alumni Committee

Select the membership for you!
Join today at 
https://scpaalumni.org/membership/.

This is your cue! Help us celebrate SCPA’s 50th Anniversary by helping us reconnect with 50 new members! The Class with the Greatest amount of New Memberships in August will receive bragging rights and an custom alumni membership pen!

Sincerely,

The 2022 – 2023 NAAcSCPA Board of Directors

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Fall into an Alumni Committee Meeting this Fall!
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Join SCPA for the 2022-2023 School Year! 
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Give Back to the Alumni Association While Shopping!

Every time you shop with the Amazon Smile feature a portion of the proceeds benifits our association! Make sure to use our full name: National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts! 

Click Here to Shop Amazon Smile!

SCPA in Memoriam

May the road rise to meet those Alumni we have lost. This list is to honor our talented peers at SCPA! 

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Stay Connected

To stay up to date on all things SCPA ALUMNI, visit our website for updates and more information on how you can be involved! 

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PLEASE DONATE TO THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

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This E-Message or Newsletter has been put together by
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Our Mission: The Association’s Mission is to strengthen connections among and between the School’s alumni, current students, faculty, and staff; to provide valued services, as defined by the policies adopted by the Association’s Board of Directors from time to time; to provide ongoing financial support for the School; and to support the School’s mission of fostering academic and artistic excellence.

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2022 Scholarship Winner Interviews

Dare to Dream Scholarship Winners  Interview Q/A 2022

Interview by Alumni President – Joshua Trotter ‘14

2022 Scholarship Winners: 

Ciara Lukemire ‘22 – Liberty University – Biblical Studies

Abigail Irons ‘22 – University of Cincinnati (DAAP) – Architecture

Alia Dalton ‘22- Wright State University – Dance/Deaf Studies

Dionne Parker ‘22- Grambling State University – Nursing

Sarah Opoku ‘22 – Northwestern University – Chemistry

Elena Theirback ‘22 – Pratt Institute – Film

Marcia Gause ‘22- University of Cincinnati – Psychology

Kylia Shearer ‘22- East Carolina University – Dance/Business

This scholarship was only made possible by the generosity of our Dues-paying Alumni Membership and other supportive donations we were able to award our 2022 winners with a total of $5,000!
OUR BIGGEST SCHOLARSHIP AWARD TO DATE! 

You can help support the goals of a member of the Class of 2023!

When you become a dues-paying member of the SCPA Alumni Association not only are you supporting our association, you are personally donating to the future of an SCPA senior through a needed scholarship! 

Click Here To Become A Member of the Association

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Alumni President Joshua Trotter ’14 got to sit down with the 2022 Dare to Dream Scholarship Recipients to talk about their experiences at SCPA and what they will take with them on their paths into college and beyond! All Senior Year pictures in this article have been provided by the winners/NAAcSCPA.

Dionne Parker backstage at Class of 2022 Graduation

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who you are, When did you first start attending SCPA, and what was your major? 

Dionne: Well, my name is Dionne Parker. I am a 2022 graduate of SCPA. I majored in Vocal Music and Technical Theater. I also started attending SCPA in Kindergarten, when it was still SHEIL Primary School for the Arts in Clifton. Since I’ve spent 13 years at SCPA, I am considered a “Legend.”

Ciara: My name is Ciara Lukemire. I started attending SCPA in the 9th grade and Majored in Creative Writing. I came from an out-of-district school, thinking I wouldn’t make it in, but I did! 

Elena: I’m Elena. I first started attending SCPA in the 8th grade, and my major has always been Visual Arts.

Alia: I am Alia Dalton. I am a “survivor” I’ve been at SCPA since 4th grade, and I was a Dance Major.                         

Sarah: My name is Sarah. I have majored in Drama for the past three years. I started SCPA as a sophomore. 

Marcia: I am Marcia Gause. I started attending SCPA in Kindergarten, so I am a Legend! I also majored in Drama.

Kylia: I’m Kylia, and I’m a dancer. I came to SCPA in the 6th grade.

Abigail: I’m Abigail Irons, and I started going to SCPA in the 7th grade. I majored in Visual Arts.

 

Sarah and fellow seniors rocking their college T-Shirts on the newly painted SCPA Playground!

Q: What originally got you interested in the arts? 

Dionne: When I was younger, I remember singing all the time in my little cat heels, trying to be like Beyonce! Then I auditioned for the 4th grade and got into all of the majors I wanted, but I stuck with Vocal and Tech. 

Ciara: In the 5th grade, I entered a writing competition and wrote a creative story about Minions. That was the first time a teacher pulled me aside and told me I had a gift.

Elena: As a kid, I was always doodling. It became a major outlet for me. Eventually, it became something that I did all the time. Then I heard about auditions for SCPA, and that became my focus. 

Alia: I started my dance journey at a competitive dance studio. My friend brought me in and exposed me to many different dance styles. I didn’t know that there were so many types of dance, and being there confirmed that I wanted to dance.  

Senior Selfies!

Sarah: Growing up, I’ve always been in advanced classes and was enrolled in science camps over the summer. During that time, I also developed an intense love for theatre. In my first play, I was cast as a card in Alice in Wonderland but didn’t get to be in it because we moved. My freshman year was my first time in a musical. That was the first time I’d been a part of such a big production, so it only pushed me to love the arts more!

Marcia: Well, I’ve always wanted to be Hannah Montana! I grew up watching the Disney channel, so I always sang or danced around the house. It’s not like I told myself I would be an actress or a singer; my mom saw something in me and decided to send me to a performing arts school. So really, she’s the one who threw me into the art world of SCPA. 

Abigail: I think art has always been a part of my life. There was never really a moment where there was a spark and something clicked. I believe that ever since I was able to have mobility in my hand, I’ve done art. 

Kylia: My parents put me in everything, but dance is the main thing that stuck. I danced at a studio since I was two years old, and I came to SCPA so I could dance during the day as well. 

 

Ciara and her Creative Writing Teacher and Fellow Alumna Dr.Sarr

Q: Is there a teacher at SCPA (Academic or in the arts) that pushed you or challenged you in any way? 

Dionne: Ms.Wyant pushed me to keep auditioning for baby grands, and I’m a better singer and person because of it. She did push me. Baby Grands was big for me because it was one of the school’s top vocal groups. As a senior, I became the leader, and we wanted to keep Ms.Wyants legacy going strong.

Ciara: Dr.Sarr has been incredibly supportive, especially during the pandemic. She has sat with me and helped me with my writing, but also she’s taken the time to understand who I am and some of my traits.

Elena: Ms.Young helped me. I struggled freshman year, and if it wasn’t for her, I don’t think I would be the person or artist I am today. As someone who creates art, she did what she had to do to make me serious about what I wanted and where I wanted to go. 

Alia: All of my Dance teachers from 4th grade through senior year impacted me. They helped build my confidence and pushed me to strive for my best every time I danced. 

Sarah: I think Mr.Norman sparked my love for chemistry. I had him all three years at SCPA because I was in Honors Chemistry and AP Chemistry, and I student-taught his regular chemistry class. If you had asked me four years ago that I’d be going into any science field, I would have told you absolutely not. I just think through his class, he taught beyond the textbook and showed us TED Talks and modern discoveries giving us hands-on, real-world experiences. Plus, he pushed me because I wasn’t always the most “on top of things” student, but he always believed in me. 

Marcia: I had an IEP (Individualized Education Program). So all of my IEP teachers like Ms.Booker, Ms.Lees, and Ms.Bruce all pushed me and told me I could be better. They encouraged me and told me that my IEP wouldn’t stop me from doing what I wanted, which meant a lot. 

Kylia: My dance teachers, Mr.Bajoza, Ms.Swinehart, and Ms.Rozow, pushed me in my technique. Coming from other outside studios, I was just kind of dancing for fun, and they tightened me up and improved my dancing all around.

Abigail: Ms.Young (Visual Art), Mr.Rizzo (Anatomy), and Mr.Lewis (AP Government)! Ms.Young pushed me to explore other mediums of art. Sculpture was one of the mediums she encouraged me to do that was challenging. Mr.Rizzo always taught us life lessons from his former students who would email in about their success or downfalls, and we’d be able to learn through that. Mr.Lewis just taught me to look at the world differently and show us different things in the news, and the news confused me because before I took his class, I didn’t realize how little I knew about how the government worked. 

 

Alia as the Sugar Plum Fairy in SCPA’s The Nutcracker

Q: In your opinion, what was the most amazing thing about going to SCPA? 

Dionne: You can find where you belong. Again, I’ve been going to SCPA since kindergarten. You can see the people you know and grew up with evolve and change. Another thing would have to be all of the opportunities to give back. I was able to be a student aide for my 3rd-grade teacher Ms. Quinones, and that was such a great experience because she was there for me in 3rd grade, and now I could be there for the new 3rd graders. 

Ciara: Having professional guest speakers in creative writing class comes to talk to the next generation of writers about how they made their passion into a career. Having those conversations about contracts, salaries, and what they did on a daily basis was extremely helpful, and being able to be vulnerable with other experienced writers was something I wouldn’t trade for anything.

Elena: I think it was just being around everyone else, who were all so talented. I can’t wait to see what my peers do in the future. Being around that creative energy all the time was really beneficial to me to have been in that environment. 

Alia: Being able to do what you love while in high school is pretty awesome! It’s kind of like a mini college, even though you get to go home afterward. Also, how accepting SCPA was. Every time I walked into that school, I knew it felt like a safe environment. There was always space to be me and connect with my art. 

Sarah: Honestly, the student body. So many people in my class did so many amazing things in school while also being vocal through protests, and the pandemic made me appreciate those around me. I grew up in a predominantly white school district and didn’t know much about the world, and I think SCPA made me more open-minded. I think SCPA just taught me how to respect myself and how to respect others. 

Marcia: I would say it’s way different than other schools. I’d talk to cousins and friends who attended other schools and think, “Wow, your school is so boring.” SCPA is definitely not boring. It’s unique and accepts all people! I couldn’t see myself at any other school because the things I did at SCPA could have gotten me bullied at other schools. I am glad I was accepted for who I was at SCPA.

Seniors Hard at Work…Or Hardly Working..

Abigail: The diversity and how open and friendly everyone is! I felt like I could go up to anyone in my class and talk to them about something. It’s also nice to see people of all races, backgrounds, and talents come together. 

Kylia: I would say being surrounded by people with the same interests as you. At a normal high school, you won’t find many people who dedicate their lives to an art form, who know the struggles of academics on top of it, and late-night rehearsals for shows and things. I was always surrounded by people who just got it which made it easier for me to feel like people understood what I was going through because we were all going through those same things! 

 

Abigail and Marcia hit the slopes!

Q: Is there a really funny memory you have from your time at SCPA you’d like to share?

Dionne: I remember when my class was younger, they’d always take us to a showing of The Nutcracker. I remember we were so loud and didn’t stop clapping between acts. Mr.Owens held us all back and banned us from seeing shows for a year. We were salty for sure, but we learned our lesson.

Ciara: Andy Grammer came to our school to perform and answer questions of the student body, and one student asked him if he’d go to prom with them! 

Elena: I don’t think there’s a funny moment in particular, but my french class was pretty entertaining.

Alia: I was in Swan Lake, and I was playing the role of the Spanish dancer. There was an in-school performance, and all my friends were there, and my skirt flew straight off! Luckily, I had things on underneath, but I had to keep dancing in character until another dancer threw the skirt off stage and ran off stage in character. I was laughing through it but was heavily embarrassed, and looking back on it makes it really funny!

All Smiles as seniors receive their Alumni T-Shirts

Sarah: I have two! In English class sophomore year, I was paired up with people I didn’t know, and we had to perform Shakespeare with a twist. We did a whole rap show with dance, and watching all of us on stage rapping Shakespeare was awesome! A more recent memory was in Drama Ensemble; we were doing a show called the hexagon collection, shows written by the creative writing department. In one of our shows, my friend Justin forgot his prop gun, so we had to continue acting on stage with his finger gun, and it was so hard not to break character. 

Marcia: I spent a lot of my lunchtime showing my age, just having fun. As a freshman, I thought I was everything, and the seniors humbled me quickly! It was funny that I thought just being in high school put me at the top because I had been at SCPA for so long, but still, I had a long way to go. 

Abigail: Mr.Rizzo had just gotten surgery, and his back was hurting, and he called Mr.Lewis into the room to crack his back. Suddenly, Mr.Lewis is standing on Mr. Rizzo’s back, and Mr.Rizzo is giving an anatomy lesson on the floor under Mr.Lewis about what’s happening to his back! 

Kylia: When the invisibility challenge was a thing, it was where you had to convince someone they were invisible. We tried to do it to Mr.Bajoza, and it didn’t work.

 

Elena and Friend at Graduation!

Q: How did you feel when you learned you won the Alumni Associations Dare to Dream Scholarship? 

Dionne: I was just overwhelmed with joy and emotion. I was like, “I won a scholarship!” The financial burden of school can be a lot, so this helps! I feel so blessed.

Ciara: I literally dropped my phone! I was so excited because this is something that will help support me to do what I’ve always wanted to do. Plus, the acknowledgment that I have people who decided to donate to that is something that I wouldn’t trade for the world!

Elena: I was very happy and was proud of myself for sure. I was a little scared before I found out because I think with essays, you want to try not to be clichè or way too personal, but still personal enough. Overall, I’m glad I won.

Alia: At the moment, I was in my room on my phone when I got the news! All I could do was scream. Both of my parents thought something terrible had happened. Overall, I felt really proud of myself and everything I’ve been able to accomplish at SCPA! Getting the scholarship helps me reflect on my time there, which adds to my great memories. 

New Dress Who Dis?

Sarah: I felt so good! I was in the middle of homework on campus when I learned I had won. So I took a break and called my mom! It felt really amazing because I don’t go to a school that provides a lot of funding for incoming students. Still, I think because of COVID-19, I didn’t feel capable of writing a good essay and winning the scholarship just confirmed that I can do this and I will be okay. 

Marcia: I found out I won at a work event. I was scrolling through my email and saw that I’d won! I was so happy, but I couldn’t really celebrate how I wanted to because I was at work. I am very honored! 

Abigail: I was surprised just because a lot of other people are so talented and better at conveying emotions on paper. I feel like I’m much better artistically, but pen and paper have always been hard. I’m so happy I took a jab at it because I didn’t want to lose out on an opportunity! 

Kylia: I was super excited because college is expensive, and being able to help myself and my parents pay for student loans is very important to me. 

 

Kylia as Arabian Dancer in SCPA’s The Nutcracker

Q: What are your current post-SCPA plans, and what led you to that decision?

Dionne: My post-SCPA plans are to attend Grambling State University for Nursing in Louisiana! I chose this path because it’s an HBCU, and I’ve always felt called to Nursing. Every woman I’ve talked to who has given birth remembers their Nurse, and I just want to be that helpful and leave a lasting impression on someone’s life. Plus, I love children! 

Ciara: I went back and forth and wasn’t sure until the last six months. During the pandemic, I was able to sit and figure out what I wanted to do. During that time, I found my faith and decided to go to Liberty University for Counseling and Biblical Studies! I have the opportunity to go and speak at conferences and stadiums coming up soon. 

Elena: I’m going to go to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, for film. All I’ve wanted to do throughout high school was to move to new york and pursue film! I’m really excited to be able to live my dream. 

Alia: I plan to go to Wright State University for Dance. I also want to minor in ASL or Deaf Studies because I’m half deaf, and I feel like ASL is an art form all its own. 

Officially an SCPA Alumni!

Sarah: I am going to Northwestern University for a major in Chemistry. I did a diversity in science program on the Northwestern campus over the summer. 

Marcia: I am going to UC for psychology. I will still be pursuing the arts on my own time, but I want to enter the world of psychology because I want to be a therapist. 

Abigail: I plan to go to the University of Cincinnati and Majoring in Architecture in the DAAP Program! I think Architecture is for me because I’m meticulous in art and clean-cut. It also has a 3D element to it, and that’s something I learned at SCPA. Also, over the summer, I went to nail school, and it’s been a hobby of mine since 7th grade!

Kylia: I’m going to continue dancing at East Carolina University. I also was accepted into the universities honors college. I plan to double major in both Dance and Business. 

 

Alia and friends on Graduation Day!

Q: How will the support of this scholarship help in your next steps in life? 

Ciara: This scholarship is going to support me so much in being able to do something I love! To know that this is going towards something that will change the rest of my life because of people’s generosity. 

Elena: Oh my goodness, I don’t even want to think about my tuition now! However, any financial help I can get from this scholarship will help relieve some of the stress from college costs. I’m very grateful for that. 

Alia: It will help my family financially because we’ve all been through our share of hard times. It will help me continue to do what I love: dance!

Marcia: I don’t have a lot of money, so I have to try hard to get scholarships to cover school costs. While I’ve received money for school, it’s not enough to cover everything, and this scholarship will help me get steady on campus. 

Abigail: It will help financially because college isn’t cheap! I want the college experience so that I will study on campus for at least one year, and I think this scholarship will help pay for that. 

 

Dionne showing off her Senior Yard Sign and Cap & Gown!

Q: What is something you learned at SCPA that you think will help you move forward?  

Dionne: I learned to ask questions and ask for help. There’s no fun in being stuck and not asking for help. I remember being in 7th grade, afraid to ask questions, but you never know if your question could be someone else question, and they got the answer because of you! If you don’t understand something, seek the answers because no one else will do it for you.

Ciara: I think I learned not to sacrifice the freedom of finding yourself for fitting in. I feel like when we don’t make a sacrifice for what we want, what we want becomes that sacrifice.

Elena: This is going to sound general but growing up around the people I grew up with and the experiences I had at SCPA will help me as I go off to college.

Sarah: Supporting other people, especially because things can start to get competitive in college. I think being at SCPA, being in drama ensemble, and being close with everyone in my classes have taught me how to take care of myself and others. Even though we are all competing for the same roles doesn’t mean you have to be cold towards someone else. You can support them and encourage them, and when it’s your time to shine, they can do the same for you. 

Is this virtual learning?

Marcia: I learned not to be judgemental. At SCPA, I was introduced to many different people who taught me to be accepting and open. It helped me look at myself and others in a new way and find similarities between us, as opposed to what makes us different. 

Abigail: I would say how to manage your time. You need time for your arts, you need time for your academics, but you also need time for yourself. Personal time is so important. If all you do is work, you will burn out and start resenting things you like. Taking a break is needed. 

Kylia: It’s okay not always to be the best in the room. So many talented people surrounded me, inspiring me to be better! I never want to be a big fish in a small pond, and I just want to focus on my splash! 

 

Backstage at Graduation!

Q: Last Question, If you could leave any advice for the Rising Senior Class of 2023, What advice would you give them when it comes to being an SCPA Senior? 

Ciara: Don’t be afraid to be uncomfortable. I think that If I was never uncomfortable in the situations, I was faced with, I would have never realized that the purpose of life is to grow.

Dionne: To the rising seniors, take pride in being at SCPA. It’s definitely an experience that other CPS schools don’t have. Every school has its thing, but no other school does the arts like SCPA. So take pride and make your high school experience your own. If you don’t like something or want to see something change, you have to lead by example and be the change you want to see in your school. 

Girl Gang!

 

Elena: Don’t slack off during your senior year. Senior slump is real, but if you do what I did and work really hard your senior year, you will reap the benefits later!

Alia: I would advise you to finish strong and give your best throughout the year! Senior Stress is real and will kick in. Don’t let that stop you; keep pushing because you’re so close to the finish line! 

Sarah: My biggest advice is don’t allow yourself to get overwhelmed. Spread things out and check in with yourself and your mental health. If there’s something that you can put a pause on, to clear up and focus on something else, do it. Also, remember to support your peers because you all are going through the same thing, and remember you are not alone! 

The SCPA Class of 2022

Marcia: Being early is better than being on time or late. Being early shows that you have your stuff together and have less to worry about. Be early with college admissions, essay writing, scholarship applications, and homework. Be early for everything because it will benefit you in the end but also don’t rush yourself, and take your time. 

Abigail: I am going to quote former SCPA Artistic Director Angela Powell-Walker. She told the MALITA (Making a Living in The Arts) program, “Don’t burn a bridge before you’ve crossed it,” Meaning to take every opportunity extended to you because you’d rather feel disappointment for not getting something than regret for not trying at all. 

Kylia: I have a lot of friends in this class, so this is fun! Don’t take your senior year for granted. Try to be happy and savor these last few moments as much as you can. Your senior year is something our parents reflect on even today, so we will do the same!

 

A sincere thank you goes to all of this year’s scholarship winners for sharing their stories with us! We’d also like to thank all of the class of 2022 scholarship applicants for having the largest amount of applicants thus far!

To donate to our scholarship for the SCPA class of 2023 and beyond click here to find out more information. Donations

Stay Tuned for Video Versions of these scholarship interviews… Coming soon!

Membership Letter from The 2022 – 2023 NAAcSCPA Board of Directors

The following is a letter from the 2022-2023 NAAcSCPA Board of Directors regarding the quest of gaining 50+ new members in honor of SCPA’s 50th Celebration in 2023.

 

This is your cue to become apart of the Alumni Family!

Valued Alumni,

The 2022-23 school year marks SCPA’s 50th Anniversary. Since 1973, the School for Creative and Performing Arts remains a hub for students of artistic and academic excellence. As an organization of graduates, The National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts (NAAcSCPA) is working to build ourselves, and the alumni community we serve, to become our own hub of excellence. The Association is dedicated to creating opportunities for all generations of alumni. We want to build avenues for you to reconnect and for all alumni to “Find Their Voice All Over Again!” Help us strengthen those connections today by becoming a member.

Over 1,400 alumni have registered with the National Alumni Association for the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts (NAAcSCPA), and only together can we increase our impact. We are eager to expand programs and resources to our community of graduates, friends, families and educators. One of the easiest ways to help is through formal membership, providing our work with annual support of only $40.

When you become a member of the NAAcSCPA, you receive a full year of benefits, including:

  •    Opportunities for service and leadership, including student mentorships and roles on the Board/Committees
  •    Access to the Alumni Directory
  •    Invitations to national social and networking events
  •    Voting rights in Alumni Association elections
Select the membership for you by joining today at https://scpaalumni.org/membership/.
 

MEMBERSHIP BATTLE OF THE CLASSES!
In our quest of gaining 50+ new members in honor of SCPA’s 50th Celebration, our alums on the Alumni Board of Directors challenge every Class to see who can get the most membership sign ups / renewals by the end of August! The Class with the most membership sign ups will be deemed “Classiest Class of 2022,” with bragging rights as one of the best classes in our history! Semion Androne ’91 seems to believe the Class of 1991 will win hands down. Prove him wrong or right and become a member today! 



This is your cue! Help us celebrate SCPA’s 50th Anniversary by helping us reconnect with 50 new members! The Class with the Greatest amount of New Memberships in August will receive bragging rights and an custom alumni membership pen!

Sincerely,

The 2022 – 2023 NAAcSCPA Board of Directors. 

 

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Each one of our 2021 Scholarship Winners has an exceptionally bright future & we celebrate all of their success! Read all about their success and their Journeys in the article below! 
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Welcome to the Kick-Off of the 2022 NAAcSCPA Membership Drive!

The following is a letter from Lynn Frederick Hawley (nee Frederick), Class of 1989, Co-Chair, Development Committee of The National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts.

 

Welcome to the Kick-Off of the
2022 NAAcSCPA Membership Drive!

Fellow SCPA Alumni,

Whenever a new school year approaches, I tend to think of the etched-in memories of my Falls at SCPA…the smell of warm tar in the school parking lot as I walked to the front door on Sycamore, the wide open windows of the dance studios and the sounds of instruments getting warmed up in the distance, the nerdy joy of fresh notebooks and the ubiquitous blue multi-color pen. It is amazing how indelible those and endless other memories are to so many of us!


New students will be launching into their own memory making soon, and those that have recently graduated are diving into the adult world to build on all they learned and experienced in their time at SCPA. Remember how exciting and yet scary that all was? Maybe you had an SCPA alumnus at your new college to help give you a hand and show you the stage. Perhaps you kept some SCPA friends who were important touchstones while you navigated the larger spaces outside of our school.

How can we make sure that is available to ALL alumni?

As alumni, we have a unique ability to be there for others now that we have gained our own experience and post-SCPA lives while holding the SCPA time in our heads and hearts. How better to be an active supporter of these new and future alums than by being a member of the National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts (NAAcSCPA)?

The NAAcSCPA exists entirely to help bring support to all alumni in myriad ways and maintain connections between those of us with this shared experience no matter where in the world we landed, what we are doing professionally, personally or academically, or where the “road rose to meet us”.

We are a school family that is 50 years in the making – will you help us be as strong for each other now and for another 50 by being an official Alumni member?

Your membership supports:

  • Our ability to offer scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing the arts and non-arts focused higher education.

  • Our ability to provide mentorship opportunities to students and new graduates

  • Networking activities for alumni that help us stay connected and give each other a leg up

  • Alumni Activities to support SCPA and its current students

  • The acknowledgement of alumni and their wide range of achievements!

I firmly believe that our Alumni Association can be a powerful instrument for all of us – whether you just graduated in May 2022 or were graduates of that first class in 1979! However, we need YOU as a Member to reach all of our goals together. I hope you will use the link below to become a member or to renew a membership that has lapsed. Thank you in advance!

In Solidarity,
Lynn Frederick Hawley (nee Frederick)
Class of 1989

Co-Chair, Development Committee.       
      

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April/May 2022 Alumni Bravo

Welcome to The April-May 2022 Edition of the Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts.

 

ALUMNI BRAVO!

April & May 2022

The Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of
The Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts.

 

Help Us Shirt the Class of 2022

Every year it has become somewhat of tradition to “Shirt” the senior class as they start they’re end of year transition to becoming Official Graduates and New Alumni of SCPA! 

This year we need to raise around $700 dollars to buy T-shirts for the entire graduating Class of 2022. Help us reach our goal by donating on Facebook!

Click the link below to give today! 

Donate to Senior Alumni Shirts!

Give Back to the Alumni Family
& Join an Alumni Committee Today!

Fellow SCPA Alums,

Many of you have asked us “How can I get involved?”  or ” What can I do to give back to SCPA?” 

Here’s your chance!  This year there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with our association.  We need your expertise and experience to serve on one of our alumni committees.  All of the committees posted below are the committees you could serve on

  • Alumni Engagement 
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Development
  • Governance
  •  Finance

National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts (NAAcSCPA) 

Join an Alumni Committee Today!

Would you be interested in Mentoring a New or Younger Alumni?
Fill out our interest 
Survey if interested!

Mentorship Interest Form!

Meet our 2022 Alumni Board of Directors!

We look forward to serving the Alumni Family in the year to come!

SCPA STAR SHOUTOUT!

Highlighting the Accomplishments of Current SCPA Students and Staff!

This Month the Alumni are shining a spotlight on both the Visual Art Students and the entire staff at SCPA! 

1. Selected visual arts majors in Ms. Hart’s classes painted soccer balls for Cincinnati’s very  own FC Cincinnati soccer team!  During select games, each student will have their hand painted ball on display in the  FC Cincinnati gift shop at the soccer stadium.  Each student will be given two tickets to a game during the month their ball is on display. If you happen to be at an FC game this season, make sure you check out the  gift shop and look for an SCPA soccer ball masterpiece!

2. US News World Report Ranks high for SCPA High School. SCPA is  in the top 40% for national rankings! Congrats to the amazing and talented staff at SCPA for making this happen! Click the link to read SCPA’s Ranking:https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/ohio/districts/cincinnati-public-schools/school-for-creative-and-performing-arts-15128

SCPA US News World Report Ranking Numbers:

#2 in Cincinnati Public Schools
#20 in OH Metro Area High Schools
#75 in OH Public Schools
#2,298 in the Nation

Meet our Past Scholarship Winners!

Click the link to watch videos all about our most recent Alumni Scholarship Winners!
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Become an Alumni Member

Reconnect with your SCPA Family by becoming an official member of our Association!
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Alumni Events & Reunions

Our Alumni Family is always reuniting for good ol’ SCPA fun. Don’t just see it on social media, be there!
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Get Involved!

We are currently looking for Alumni interested in joining any of the following committees:
  – Finance/Budget/Administration
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  – Development
  – Alumni Engagement

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Give Back to SCPA & Join an Alumni Committee

Welcome to the April 2022 edition of the official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts.

 

 

Give Back to the SCPA Family
& Join a Committee!

Pictured:   Alumni Engagement Chair, Jamaica Gilliam,
and fellow alum catching up before Alumni Day!

April 2022

GET INVOLVED, JOIN A COMMITTEE.

Fellow SCPA Alums,

Many of you have asked us “How can I get involved?”  or ” What can I do to give back to SCPA?” 

Here’s your chance!  This year there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with our association.  We need your expertise and experience to serve on one of our alumni committees.  All of the committees posted below are the committees you could serve on. 

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Alumni Engagement Committee
Chair: Jamaica Gilliam ’11
Members of the Alumni Engagement Committee will design and execute the connections with the various generations of our Alumni family. This shall be done through programing and social events that allow generations of SCPA Alumni to reconnect.

Events & Projects: Alumni Cook Out, Alumni Day, Senior Shirting, Senior Career Chats, Mentorship Programing (Coming Soon!)

 Development Committee
Co – Chairs: Lynn Fredrick Hawley ’89 & Ari DeWolf ’09
Members of the Development Committee will design and execute the fundraising program and projects of the Association in compliance with best practices of professional and ethical fundraising policies. This Committee will also be responsible for adequate stewardship of donors and donor- prospects.

Events & Projects: Alumni at Musical Event, Future is Now Campaign, Giving Tuesday Fundraising Event, Membership Building

Scholarship Committee
Chair: William Chaney ’79
Members of the Scholarship Committee will design, plan, pick, and disburse scholarships on behalf of the Alumni Association.

Events & Projects: The Dare to Dream Scholarship (Yearly)

Governance Committee
Chair: Dana Bradley ’82
The Governance Committee shall be responsible for nominations, elections, by-laws, and parliamentarian procedure.

Events & Projects:  Parliamentarian Procedures and Annual Board Elections

Marketing and Communications Committee
Chair: Robyn Rex Cassidy ’82
Members of the M&C Committee will be responsible for mass media communication using print and electronic methods and activities that tell of and reflect the Association values and beliefs, actions, individual member stories, group activities, Board actions, fundraising efforts. This written communication and programming of the Committee will reflect the core brand of the Association, that is, all that the Association values and how it achieves those values in service of the Association’s mission.

Events & Projects:  All Marketing and Communication Sources for the Board and Committees, Bi-Monthly Alumni Bravo Newsletter, Social Media, Promotional Posters/Flyers, Design and Sale of Alumni Merchandise, Alumni Registry Upkeep

It is through the work of these committees that the brothers and sisters of our Association will remain connected.

Click the link to sign up and learn more about serving on an Alumni Committee at NAACSCPA Alumni Committee Sign Up or email info@scpaalumni.org to request more information.

You must be a dues paying alumni member in order to serve as chair on a committee! Register with us or log into your account on our alumni website to start the process of becoming a member. To become a member click here SCPAALUMNI.ORG.

OUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS MISSION:

The Association’s Mission is to strengthen connections among and between the School’s alumni, current students, faculty, and staff; to provide valued services, as defined by the policies adopted by the Association’s Board of Directors from time to time; to provide ongoing financial support for the School; and to support the School’s mission of fostering academic and artistic excellence.

We can’t wait to serve the association and build connections along side you! 

Yours in service,

National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati

School for Creative & Performing Arts (NAAcSCPA)

Creating their own Futures

Each one of our 2021 Scholarship Winners has an exceptionally bright future & we celebrate all of their success! Read all about their success and their Journeys in the article below! 

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Stay Connected

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Annual Meeting 2022

Welcome to the March 2022 edition of the official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts.

March 2022

Dear SCPA Alums,

REMINDER: The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held on March 5th, 2022!

We are excited to announce the 2022 Annual Meeting of the National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts (NAAcSCPA).

The meeting will be held on Saturday,  March, 5th  from 10 am -12  via zoom. 

Meeting ID: 941 409 8684
Passcode: SCPA

SCPA Alumni Information is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

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During the meeting, we will install the newly elected board of directors and officers. New board members are: Lynn Frederick Hawley, Stephanie Jeter, Semion Androne, and Criag Hartl-Rangel Bahia.

We would also like to introduce our newly-elected alumni board officers!

President – Joshua Trotter ’14
Vice President – Dana Bradley ’82
Secretary- Rannie McCants ’12
Treasurer- Semion Androne ’91


AGENDA:
 

National Alumni Association of Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts

Recognition, Installation and Annual Meeting

Saturday, March 7th 2022

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom
 

Welcome 
Tomica Chitterson – Alumni President 2021

S.C.P.A. Administration Update

Angela Powell-Walker  – SCPA Artistic Director (TBA)

 

Annual Meeting Agenda

President Report/ Year in Review – Tomica Chitterson

Treasurer Report – Vicka Bell-Robinson

Committee Reports

Marketing and Communications 

Development 

Scholarship

Alumni Engagement 

Governance 

Installation of 2022 Board of Directors and Officers

Presenting the new board members – Joshua Trotter, Alumni President 2022

Final Remarks – Joshua Trotter, Alumni President 2022

Adjournment

OUR MISSION:

The Association’s Mission is to strengthen connections among and between the School’s alumni, current students, faculty, and staff; to provide valued services, as defined by the policies adopted by the Association’s Board of Directors from time to time; to provide ongoing financial support for the School, and to support the School’s mission of fostering academic and artistic excellence.
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These are really exciting moments for the alumni of SCPA. We look forward to sharing them with you on March 5th, as we set the stage for our journey into the next year, together.

Sincerely,

National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati
School for Creative & Performing Arts (NAACSCPA)

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December 2021 Alumni Bravo

Welcome to The December 2021 Edition of the Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts.

 

ALUMNI BRAVO!

December 2021
Holiday Season Issue

The Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of
The Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts.

 

Alumni Day 2021

Thanks to the amazing staff and students at SCPA, the Alumni Family is reuniting once again for Alumni Day 2021 @ Noon on December 17th, 2021.

Due to Cincinnati Public Schools COVID-19 Guidelines, all attendees must wear a mask at all times inside of the building and everyone must exit the building immediately after the show!

Alumni Day may look and feel different this year but we all know the show must go on! We hope that you will make the time this year to experience it with us!

Sincerely,

National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts (NAAcSCPA) 

Alumni Virtual Spirit Week

Join The Alumni Board of Directors!

Election time is here and we are looking for dedicated alumni like you to serve on the board!

There are five open seats for the 2021/2022  NAACSCPA Alumni Board of Directors.

We are looking for alums who want to serve our alumni as well as SCPA. We are also looking for Alumni who have skills in the following areas:

Finance/Accounting, Marketing, Fundraising/Development, Communications/ Social Media & Technology, Law, Event Planning, Education/Arts Education, Non Profit Experience.

Please make sure you read and review our associations Board QualificationsStatements of Values and Beliefs, and bylaws before you fill out the nomination form.

PLEASE NOTE: If nominated, You must be a paying dues Alumni Member ($40) of the Association in order to be considered a candidate. Please create an account on our website and pay dues before the required date.

APPLICATION FOR NOMINATION

OPEN FROM DEC. 8th TILL MIDNIGHT DEC. 17th!

You can access the application form the link below

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Alumni Events & Reunions

Our Alumni Family is always reuniting for good ol’ SCPA fun. Don’t just see it on social media, be there!
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Get Involved!

We are currently looking for Alumni interested in joining any of the following committees:
  – Finance/Budget/Administration
  – Marketing/Communication
  – Development
  – Alumni Engagement

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SCPA NEWS

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October 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to The October 2021 Edition of the Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts.

ALUMNI BRAVO!

October/November 2021
 

The Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of
The Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts.

 

SCPA Presents GREASE!

SCPA’s Major Musical, Grease will be taking place Nov. 10-14th, 2021, in the amazing Corbett Theater at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

Help support SCPA by purchasing tickets to our Sock Hop Gala, November 10th, at Sugar n’ Spice in OTR.

Relive the magic of the 50’s wearing your favorite fashions from the era, posing for pictures with the hot rods of the day, dining on burgers, fries and milkshakes all while moving to the rock and roll sounds of the era.

The Rydell High yellow bus will depart from your reserved spot in the SCPA race street parking lot to the event at Sugar n’ Spice. (OR you can meet us there – 1203 Sycamore St) When it’s time to depart for the show, climb back on the bus to get back to school on time!

Support SCPA productions by purchasing ads or sending notes to your favorite cast member in our souvenir program booklet.

Various donor-level packets get you and your crew many other fabulous perks, including dinner with Cast members and a picture in the one and only Grease Lightning on the Corbett Stage.

You won’t want to miss the Grease Sock Hop and Show!

Tickets: $200 includes ticket price to show with orchestra level seats, souvenir program, souvenir gift bag, signed Grease poster by the cast and crew, reserved parking, dinner and loads of fun! Support SCPA and our main stage productions series.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, contact our Box office at 513-363-8100, or visit our website at https://scpa.cps-k12.org

For Program and sponsorship information, contact Angela Powell Walker at walkang@cps-k12.org

Proof of Vaccination recommended for Sock Hop event. Masks must be worn to the show.

We would like to have all Sock Hop ticket orders by Nov. 1. We need a headcount at that time to see how much food needs to be ordered.

 

To purchase tickets for grease click the link in the button below! Tickets are selling quickly!

 

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We are currently looking for Alumni interested in joining any of the following committees:
  – Finance/Budget/Administration
  – Marketing/Communication
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Our Mission: The Association’s Mission is to strengthen connections among and between the School’s alumni, current students, faculty, and staff; to provide valued services, as defined by the policies adopted by the Association’s Board of Directors from time to time; to provide ongoing financial support for the School; and to support the School’s mission of fostering academic and artistic excellence.


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NAAcSCPA is an IRS-recognized 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of Ohio. NAAcSCPA is committed to providing financial and mentoring resources to SCPA and its alumni, maintaining the legacies of diversity of thought and talents, and developing lasting relationships with Alumni and SCPA community partners.

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