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SGS Theater Alumni Launch Scholarship Program

Kevin Maskall Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship named after SGS alum killed in auto accident.

Ryan and Jeff Maskall, left to right, after the surprise presentation of a $1,200 college scholarship to Ryan by the Sampson G. Smith PTO.


Alumni from the past 10 years of Sampson G. Smith theater productions gathered at the school May 30 for a reunion and to announce a scholarship named after one of their own.

Director Terri Seggio, who has led SGS productions for the last decade, said the evening had two goals: “one was to celebrate 10 years of excellence at Sampson G. Smith School, asking our alumni to come back and perform, and the other was to start the kickoff campaign for the Kevin Maskall Memorial Scholarship.”

Maskall, 19, was killed last year in an auto accident on Cedar Grove Lane. He appeared as “Daddy Warbucks” in the first SGS production of “Annie.”

“His dad, Jeff, has been my stage manager for 10 years and his brother, Ryan has been an assistant stage manager,” Seggio said.

The evening featured SGS alumni performing songs from the productions in which they performed.

Capping off the night was a surprise presentation of a $1,200 college scholarship from the SGS PTO to Ryan Maskall. Ryan is a senior at Franklin High School.

Starting next year, Seggio said, a graduating senior who has performed in the district’s performing arts program will be awarded a scholarship funded by the annual alumni cabaret.

“We’re going to form an alumni parent association, and next year they’ll sponsor the event and all of the proceeds will go to a scholarship,” she said.

2015 SGS Alumni Cabaret

 

 

 

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