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Simone Ayres, the first Alison Parker Memorial Scholarship recipient, will be dancing the role of the Sugarplum Fairy in the upcoming production of The Nutcracker by the Southwest Virginia Ballet.

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Dance Scholarship

The For Alison Foundation has established a scholarship in Alison’s memory at the Star City School of Ballet in Roanoke. The first recipient is Simone Ayres of Bassett, Virginia. Simone also dances with Ray Hollingsworth studio in Martinsville and is a member of the Southwest Virginia Ballet company.

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Drama students from Bassett High School saw “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Blackfriars Playhouse in March of 2018.

 Scholarship recipients Caroline Brandt and Kathryn Potter with Barbara and Andy Parker and Chris Hurst at the JMU SMAD banquet.

Scholarship recipients Caroline Brandt and Kathryn Potter with Barbara and Andy Parker and Chris Hurst at the JMU SMAD banquet.