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May 2019 Update on Scotland Fundraising

THEY ARE SO CLOSE TO REALIZING THEIR GOAL, BUT THEY ARE NOT QUITE THERE YET.  WE ARE LEAVING THE MESSAGE FROM JANUARY BELOW BECAUSE IT CONTAINS MANY PERTINENT FACTS REGARDING THE TRIP.   SINCE JANUARY, A LARGE AMOUNT OF TIME, EFFORT, AND DEDICATION HAS BEEN SPENT IN RAISING FUNDS FOR THE TRIP.  THE FOLLOWING LIST SHOWS HOW THE MISSION HAS GROWN AND STILL NEEDS SUPPORT.


1.  THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROSE FROM 19 TO 26 IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS. 


2.  THOSE STUDENTS WERE TOLD BUT THEY HAD TO RAISE THEIR ENTIRE TOTAL ON THEIR OWN, BUT AN EFFORT WAS ESTABLISHED TO ASSIST THEM AS WELL.


3.  THE CHAPERONE TOTAL ROSE FROM FIVE INDIVIDUALS TO NINE.


4.  MANY BUSINESSES, PHILANTHROPISTS, AND GENEROUS INDIVIDUALS HAVE EARMARKED OR CONTRIBUTED FUNDS TO THESE STUDENTS.


5.  THE FINAL PAYMENT DATE IS NEARING, AND FUNDRAISING WILL SOON COME TO A CONCLUSION.  AFTER JUNE 15TH, ALL STUDENTS WILL NEED TO PAY FOR THE TRIP OUT OF POCKET.


PLEASE CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING IN ANY WAY YOU CAN.   TIME IS RUNNING OUT, AND THERE ARE STILL STUDENTS ON THE PERIPHERY WHO WILL HAVE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE TRIP DUE TO LACK OF FUNDING.  PLEASE INVEST IN A YOUNG PERSON'S FUTURE!


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JANUARY 2019 UPDATE

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Boonsboro High School Drama will be attending the Festival Fringe through the American High School Festival from July 27-Aug 9, 2019.  Listed below are some of the highlights of their trip:


--Two days in London, including sightseeing and a Broadway style show.


--A bus tour from London to Edinburgh, a true view through the English countryside


--Four performances in Scotland.


--A 20 minute window to present in the Royal Mile, the heart and soul of the Fringe Festival


--Sightseeing in Scotland, including trips to Stirling Castle, the Kelpies and attendance of the Military Tattoo, no small event in Scotland


--Attendance of multiple plays and performances from performers from across the United States and the World


--Two meals and lodging at Edinburgh University, Pollock Halls, featuring both single and double rooms


--Transportation vouchers allowing students, chaperones, and family members the opportunity to explore the amazing cultural and artistic city of Edinburgh


--Transportation to and from events, rehearsals, and performances, in addition to those performances that students which to view.


--Tech support and venue reservation by AHSTF to ensure students have the lighting, sound, and space to perform their show


--Airfare to and from London/Scotland, including transportation from Edinburgh International Airport.


--An opportunity for students and adults to earn college credit for attending, chaperoning, and/or participating in the trip


--And much, much, more


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Initially, we were raising funds for a group of 15, and now we are raising funds for a group of 32.   We are doing everything in our power to raise the funding for each and every student who wants to attend this trip.  We do need your help though.


This trip represents an opportunity to change the lives of many human beings.  Many of these students might never have an opportunity to see the world, or have their eyes open to possibilities that this world holds.


They need your help.  Most of these students are working part-time jobs, actively fundraising at home and school, while trying to perfect their dramatic skills in order to perform on a world stage.  That's a lot to ask from a group of young persons.


Finally, there is a core group here who really need your financial support.  They have no way of raising the funds necessary to attend this trip.  However, this trip means the world to them.   It's an opportunity for the community and those statewide to show these kids that they are important and deserve the support of those around them.  BHS Drama is the ONLY program in the state who will be performing.


Please consider helping these kids.  Any investment you make will be met with gratitude and the promise that these kids will provide you with thanks, recognition, and the promise to pay it forward in their futures.  Please be generous.


 

Sincerely,

Jason Aufdem-Brinke

Set the Stage Foundation

Scotland Updates

Students at lighting and sound desks.

Students at lighting and sound desks.