Davidson Theatre Scholarships
GEORGE LEWIS THESPIAN SCHOLARSHIP
The George Lewis Thespian Scholarship is funded and awarded each year by the Davidson High School Drama Club. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior(s) who is pursuing a college degree in theatrical arts or communication. Graduating seniors may apply for this scholarship by completing an application, which will be made available on the Call Boards, in the Guidance Office, and/or on this website. Recipient(s) is selected by a scholarship committee. This scholarship is announced at the Senior Awards Program.
DIANA EVANS VANCE THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP
The fund will benefit theatre students graduating from Hilliard Davidson High School and pursuing a college degree in theatre. The fund will be managed by the Hilliard Davidson High School Drama Boosters. To make a contribution to the fund, please make checks payable to Diana Evans Vance Theatre Scholarship Fund and mail to Trace Crawford, Drama Director, Hilliard Davidson High School, 5100 Davidson Road, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.
About Diana Evans Vance:
Mrs. Vance is wife to Bob Vance, retired theatrical consultant, and mother to her two sons Robert, who is the Technical Director at Hilliard Bradley, and Josh, who is completing his masters degree in geology at Northern Illinois University and in the Coast Guard.
Throughout her 37 years in teaching, she has served in private, local, state, and national organizations advocating for the betterment of the Arts Education. Her accolades include: serving on the State of Ohio's Academic Content Standards Fine Arts Writing Team, serving as an Ohio Department of Education Praxis evaluator, serving on the board of Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, serving on the board of Ohio Educational Theatre Association, being inducted into Educational Theatre Association's Hall of Fame, Davidson's theatre program being invited to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival numerous times and both traveling to and performing at the festival on four occasions, Davidson being nominated for the Kennedy Center Creative Ticket for Success Award and the theatre program performing in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center, and much more.
In Hilliard, she has been a proponent for the Arts remaining a core value of the Hilliard City School District. She has served as an English/Theatre teacher in the district for her entire tenure. Among teaching various English Classes, she had taught classes such as Theatre Studies, World Theatre and Drama, and Theatrical Design and Production. She has acted as the school's Building Manager, previously served as the English Department Facilitator, served as the high school's Performing Arts Facilitator, has been Prom Committee advisor, been the Tech Crew advisor, and much more. She has also served on Curriculum Review Committees with district administration guaranteeing that the Arts are well represented on a curriculum level.
Mrs. Vance is a valuable member of the Davidson staff and the district community. Her dedication and tireless efforts to represent her students, her fellow faculty, and Arts Education in general are appreciated by many and she will be greatly missed as she embarks on her retirement and for many years thereafter.
Thank you Mrs. Vance for all that you have done, all that you do, and everything yet to come.