KTA Annual Conference Awards

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The Kentucky Theatre Association had a terrific weekend in Pikeville, Kentucky and thanks both the Jenny Wiley Theatre and University of Pikeville for their hospitality!   Community Theatre Festival Winners   Outstanding Production: Flowers for Algernon  - Actors for Children Theatre   Best Actress – Holly Edwards - Flowers for Algernon  - Actors for Children Theatre Best Actor – Ethan Darby - Flowers for Algernon  - Actors for Children Theatre   Best Supporting Actress – Emily Pritchard – Graceland – Paramount Theatre Best Supporting Actor – John Skaggs - Flowers for Algernon  - Actors for Children Theatre     High School Festival Winners –   Winner: Alice in Wonderland – SCAPA @…
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2016 High School Festival Region Results

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West Apollo High School's production of "Miss Polly's Institute for Criminally Damaged Young Ladies Puts on a Show" will move on to state. It came in at 38:09. Davies County High's production of "The Giver" timed at 45:29 and will be the alternate entry if Apollo chooses not to participate in state. North The three entries were:  Scott H.S. - “All You Can Do” (a student written play); Simon Kenton H.S. – “Designer Genes”; and Bracken County H.S. – “May I Have Your Attention, Please?” Adjudicators’ Discretionary Awards were given to: Jenna Griphover (“Playwriting Award”) Simon Kenton (“Performance of Current…
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The Effects of the Senate Bill 1–2016 on Quality Arts Education in Kentucky

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The recently filed SB1-­‐2016 proposes significant statutory changes that allow more local control of education and reduce the burden of standardized testing on schools and districts. The KCAE supports efforts to reduce the amount of time consumed by testing and highly complicated accountability structures, and the regrettable instructional practice of “teaching to the test.” However, any assessment and accountability system defined by assigning rewards for high-­‐performing schools, or requiring corrective measures for underperforming schools causes schools to prioritize the accountability components that lead to those rewards. Under that system, subjects not supported by any form of statutory accountability will be…
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2015 High School Theatre Festival Winners

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2015 HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL 1st Place Corbin High School Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance Runner Up Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory  Corbin and Paul Lawrence High Schools will represent Kentucky at the Southeastern Theatre Conference 2015 Top 5 High Schools 5. Apollo High 4. Whitley County 3. Bryan Station 2. P.L. Dunbar High 1. Corbin High School Best Female    Lexi Johnson Apollo High School Best Male Chris Couch       Corbin High School 2015 ALL STAR CAST Daviess Co. HS - Sydney Schroder Apollo HS- Tyler Garrard McCreary Co. HS - Lindsey Pennington…
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