• Thu. Dec 1st, 2022


Theater in the Pines

2022 Scholarship Award Recipient

Pinewood Players Announces 2022 Scholarship Award Recipient

The Pinewood Players Board of Directors met on June 20th and confirmed that the 2022 Pinewood Players Scholarship in the amount of $2000 will be awarded to Curtis “CJ” Hansen. Curtis’s sister Maggie won a Pinewood Players Scholarship Award in 2019.

CJ is a recent graduate of Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, AZ where he earned a 3.7 unweighted, 4.2 weighted GPA. He was a member of the National Honor Society and a nominee for the Pinnacle’s Finest Award. He competed on the varsity cross-country and wresting teams at Pinnacle, was a leader in the NSUMC Youth Group and volunteered with 1 Mission.  He also worked summer jobs at the Pinewood Country Club in the Activities Center and as a server.

CJ has been involved in various theatrical endeavors including Pinnacle’s Finest Contest and NSUMC’s The Music Man and Christmas Play productions. He also attended four Pinewood Players Youth Drama Camps appearing in Wipeout, Zombie Nights, Totally Awesome 80’s and Fiddler on the Roof. He told us that he has had a “love/hate” relationship with being on the stage, which he calls both “thrilling and terrifying,” but credits his stage experiences with teaching him courage and improving his public speaking ability.

Curtis plans to attend Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA to study Computer Science and Business.

Each year Pinewood Players awards up to two $2000 Scholarships to deserving students with strong connections to Munds Park. Curtis and his family have been great supporters of Pinewood Players throughout the years. We are very proud and pleased to award this year’s Scholarship to Curtis.

Pinewood Players, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization bringing cultural opportunities to all ages. Each summer the Pinewood Players entertain the community by presenting live theatre. Pinewood Players provides various venues where children and adults learn about the performing arts through participation in workshops, drama camps and plays of all kinds. Pinewood Players is open to the public and serves the entire community of Munds Park. Visit our web site: www.pinewoodplayers.com for more information about the organization and events.