Hastings College Music, Theatre students receive honors

In celebration of the outstanding student work throughout the year, the Hastings College Department of Music and Theatre recognized several students this week.

Hastings College Music recognized 21 students as part of it’s annual Music Honors Convocation. The full list of honors is as follows:

  • Hannah Adams, a senior from Cairo, Nebraska — Sigma Alpha Iota Scholastic Award
  • Greer Anderson, a senior from Peyton, Colorado — James King Outstanding Bandsman Award
  • Cale Arent, a senior from Murdock, Nebraska — Millard Cates Choral Music Award
  • Allisa Buck, a junior from Shelby, Montana — Gordon L. and Mary Ohlsson Endowed Music Scholarship and a Chorus of the Plains Scholarship Recipient
  • Zoe Dahlgren, a senior from Axtell, Nebraska — Sigma Alpha Iota Sword of Honor and NAfME State Convention Collegiate Recital Participant
  • Jake Darling, a first-year student from Omaha, Nebraska — Nebraska Intercollegiate Honor Band
  • Alana DeBellis, a first-year student from Littleton, Colorado — Nebraska Intercollegiate Honor Band
  • Alex Dominguez, a senior from Grand Island, Nebraska — Outstanding Senior in Music
  • Timothy Ellis, a senior from Red Cloud, Nebraska — Millard Cates Choral Music Award
  • Ciara Figgins, a senior from Ayr, Nebraska — Millard Cates Choral Music Award and a Chorus of the Plains Scholarship Recipient
  • Avery McKennan, a first-year student from Fort Calhoun, Nebraska — Nebraska Intercollegiate Honor Band
  • Esdras Mejia Par, a first-year student from South Sioux City, Nebraska — Nebraska Intercollegiate Honor Band and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Freshman Scholarship
  • Morgan O’Neill, a first-year student from Cheyenne, Wyoming — NATS Finalist in First Year Classical Treble Voice
  • Whitney Powell, a junior from Scottsbluff, Nebraska — Nebraska Intercollegiate Honor Band
  • Carter Pursley, a first-year student from Aurora, Nebraska — Third Place at NATS in First Year Classical-Men
  • John Sample, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colorado — Elmer Christensen Keyboard Award and a Chorus of the Plains Scholarship Recipient
  • Collin Schnase, a senior from Hastings, Nebraska — Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Outstanding Sinfonian
  • Kaitlynn Schreiner, a junior from Grand Island, Nebraska — First Place at NATS in Third Year Classical Treble Voice, Sigma Alpha Iota Sword of Honor, Gordon L. and Mary Ohlsson Endowed Music Scholarship, a Chorus of the Plains Scholarship Recipient, and Outstanding Performer
  • Sarah Sutton, a sophomore from Cheyenne, Wyoming — NATS Finalist in First Year Classical Treble Voice
  • Mackenzie Waltemath, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska — Sigma Alpha Iota Jennifer Kathleen Cady Music Scholarship
  • Audrey Weeks, a first-year student from Hastings, Nebraska — Nebraska Intercollegiate Honor Band
  • Keeran Woode, a first-year student from Grand Island, Nebraska — Nebraska Intercollegiate Honor Band

Hastings College Theatre honored nine students and inducted three new members into the Alpha Psi Omega theatre honorary as part of its Beaux Arts Awards.

Students honored include:

  • Greer Anderson, a senior from Peyton, Colorado — Outstanding Theatre Student Award (presented at Honors Convocation)
  • Jackie Carreras, a sophomore from Parker, Colorado — Lloyd S. and Helen M. Jones Theatre Scholarship and Bernard C. Tushaus Award
  • Luke Liffengren, a junior from Conifer, Colorado — Runner up for Player of the Year
  • Charly Lufkin, a first-year student from Fairbury, Nebraska — White Mask
  • Kai Marshall, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska — Lloyd S. and Helen M. Jones Theatre Scholarship
  • Juno (Kaelynn) Reece, a first-year student from Westminster, Colorado — Lloyd S. and Helen M. Jones Theatre Scholarship
  • Basil Rabayda, a senior from Phoenix, Arizona — Runner up for Player of the Year
  • Cameron Rodgers, a first-year student from Hastings, Nebraska, — Harold Shiffler Award (presented at Honors Convocation)
  • Darci Wax, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colorado — Shiffler Scholarship and Player of the Year

Initiates into Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honorary Include:

  • Emma Maline of Bellevue, Nebraska
  • Mel Palmer of Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Darci Wax of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Hastings College is Nebraska’s premier private college. A four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement, Hastings’ student-centered initiatives include providing books, an iPad Pro and a two-week study away experience at no additional cost. A block-style semester schedule allows professors and students to focus on fewer classes at a time and promotes hands-on experiences. Discover more at hastings.edu.

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