The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion recently implemented the Arts in Action award program to recognize, reward and encourage talent and achievement in the performing arts among middle and junior high school students around the greater Houston area.

The Pavilion recognized ten students from several school districts that were nominated by their music teacher/director, not only for their excellence as artists, but for the dedication, leadership and commitment to their entire school community. Award winners received a certificate and small prize for their honor from The Pavilion and will be featured on The Pavilion’s social and digital marketing channels.

"The Pavilion is dedicated to supporting students studying the fine arts in and around our community," said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. "It's an honor for us to recognize these outstanding artists as part of our mission and I commend them all on their loyalty and commitment to the arts.”

  • Kate Amend, Hofius Intermediate School
  • Gracie Brumlow, Brabham Middle School
  • Kheriyanna Donato, Bammel Middle School
  • Zoe Holmes, Hofius Intermediate School
  • Henry Patino, Hofius Intermediate School
  • Raul Pulido, Hofius Intermediate School
  • Rachel Roth, Schindewolf Intermediate School
  • Sarah Simmons, Doerre Intermediate School
  • Sara Springett, Doerre Intermediate School
  • Alex Torres, McCullough Junior High School

“This student takes the world and culture of theatre arts very seriously.  She attends all rehearsals and assists other students in the rehearsal process.  She is able to not only memorize all of her own lines and blocking, but even the lines and blocking of her fellow cast members,” says one nominating teacher.

“He displays a strong sense of character and commitment to the craft of theatre. He is constantly working on improving his acting and technical skills.  His gentle, humble nature makes him an ease to work with and want to be around.  I am so excited to see him flourish,” says another teacher of their nominated student.

As part of their non-profit mission, The Pavilion creates and facilitates programs that enable the next generation of artists to grow and learn. The Arts in Action award program gave the organization an opportunity to impact arts students that due to COVID-19 were not able to attend physical events at the venue.

For more information about The Pavilion, please visit our website at www.woodlandscenter.org. Look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram, or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app.

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Opened in 1990, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions. 


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