Woodmont Wildcats SETC Trip to KY

$4,460 of $10k goal

Raised by 124 people in 4 months
Sonya Steve Gilmer
on behalf of Woodmont Theatre Guild
 SIMPSONVILLE, SC
Harry Culpepper, Jr. , the new drama teacher at Woodmont High School is proud to share that the theatre group has achieved some remarkable things so far this year at Woodmont.  His students have won 1st place in the SC Theatre Association High School Festival – a STATE CHAMPIONSHIP in high school theatre!  They now have the privilege to represent South Carolina in the Southeastern Theatre Conference High School Festival March 1-5, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky, where they will be competing against 9 other states.

The unique, one-act version of The Taste of Sunrise tells the story of a deaf boy named Tuc who grows up in a hearing world at the turn of the century and how he overcomes obstacle after obstacle on a journey of self-discovery and learning American Sign Language.  It is truly a one of a kind production that is performed in American Sign Language and Spoken word and the first of its kind to ever win the state competition.

The cost to take the students to SETC in Kentucky is a little over $30,000, which includes registration, hotel accommodations, travel, meals and production expenses.  We are now beginning our fundraising campaign to support these kids in this amazing opportunity.  One of the ways is by using this site.  

The theatre department receives no money from the school.  The budget is zero.  Everything they spend must be raised by the theatre guild.  These students, many of which receive free or reduced lunch, simply cannot afford to go.    

A breakdown of the cost for 30 kids:
Registration costs - $6800
Charter Bus - $4000
Meals - $5000
Hotel - $18000

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Wildcat Theatre Guild (501(c)3 Organization) so that they can take  their state championship team to the next level.  South Carolina has never won top honors in the SETC High School Festival in the history of its existence, and we believe they have a chance at being the first with this deeply moving and inspiring production.  Your sponsorship can help make their participation possible.

The SETC Festival also offers opportunities for the kids to  win scholarships.   One of the students in the cast won a $1000 scholarship from this past state festival.

Thank you for supporting our efforts in representing South Carolina on the regional level and for helping give these students an educational experience they will never forget.

Sincerly, 
Woodmont High School Wildcat players and staff
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Update 3
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2 months ago
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Thank you so much to all who have donated! We appreciate your help! It's amazing how far we've come since we started. We couldn't have done it without your help. Please continue to share.
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Update 2
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3 months ago
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Merry Christmas everyone!! We're up to $710. Please consider giving. We still have a ways to go. Thank you to those who have given and for sharing our post!!
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Update 1
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4 months ago
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We're up to $210 - Thank you so much to those that have already donated!! Keep sharing.
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Sonya Steve Gilmer
3 months ago

Thank you so much Danielle!! You're awesome!!

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DeAnna Skow Kaup
2 months ago

Break legs, Wildcats!

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Abril Lynn
2 months ago

I am super proud to be a part of the community where this is taking place. Unfortunately at this time I cannot contribute any monetary contribution. Butt as I said, I am very proud of these young people and I hope and pray that they receive every cent that they need. May God bless you all.

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
3 months ago

Thank you anonymous donor! We appreciate your gift!!

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Thank you so much Judith!! Every little bit counts and is greatly appreciated!!!

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3 months ago

Thank you for your support Jeania Smith. It is appreciated very much!!

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Thank you so much Yvette!! It's really appreciated!!

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Thank you so much Val. We really appreciate it!!

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3 months ago

Thank you so much Melissa and Randy for your generous donation. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

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3 months ago

Thank you so much Renee, Maria, Sharon and great aunt, your donations are greatly appreciated!!

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4 months ago

Thank you Charles!! Truely grateful!!

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4 months ago

Thank you sooo much Carrie and John!! It's much appreciated

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4 months ago

Thank you Jean. The kids appreciate it!!

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4 months ago

Thank you so much Kim!!

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$4,460 of $10k goal

Raised by 124 people in 4 months
Created November 14, 2016
Sonya Steve Gilmer  
on behalf of Woodmont Theatre Guild
$25
Blair Dawkins
1 month ago

Break all the things. ALL OF THEM! Dorman Theatre Department Is rooting for you!

LC
$10
Laylah Chisolm
1 month ago
JM
$25
Jane McKay
1 month ago
$100
Glenis Redmond
1 month ago
1
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Glad to support my Alma Mater. Go Wildcats!

CH
$250
Chase Hartman
1 month ago

Thanks for teaching me theatre skills last summer! You are the best and I appreciate you!

CL
$25
Carrie Lakey
1 month ago

Break a Leg!!!

$25
Dionne S. Dillard
1 month ago

Congratulations Billy Cheek and classmates!

$55
Anonymous
1 month ago
RJ
$20
Rachel Jordan
1 month ago
SP
$25
Susan Pike
1 month ago
Sonya Steve Gilmer
3 months ago

Thank you so much Danielle!! You're awesome!!

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DeAnna Skow Kaup
2 months ago

Break legs, Wildcats!

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Abril Lynn
2 months ago

I am super proud to be a part of the community where this is taking place. Unfortunately at this time I cannot contribute any monetary contribution. Butt as I said, I am very proud of these young people and I hope and pray that they receive every cent that they need. May God bless you all.

+ Read More
Sonya Steve Gilmer
3 months ago

Thank you anonymous donor! We appreciate your gift!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
3 months ago

Thank you so much Judith!! Every little bit counts and is greatly appreciated!!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
3 months ago

Thank you for your support Jeania Smith. It is appreciated very much!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
3 months ago

Thank you so much Yvette!! It's really appreciated!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
3 months ago

Thank you so much Val. We really appreciate it!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
3 months ago

Thank you so much Melissa and Randy for your generous donation. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
3 months ago

Thank you so much Renee, Maria, Sharon and great aunt, your donations are greatly appreciated!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
4 months ago

Thank you Charles!! Truely grateful!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
4 months ago

Thank you sooo much Carrie and John!! It's much appreciated

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
4 months ago

Thank you Jean. The kids appreciate it!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
4 months ago

Thank you so much Kim!!

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