Woodmont Wildcats SETC Trip to KY

$2,945 of $15k goal

Raised by 93 people in 2 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
Posted by Sonya Gilmer
13 days ago
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
Posted by Sonya Gilmer
1 month ago
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
Posted by Sonya Gilmer
2 months ago
We're up to $210 - Thank you so much to those that have already donated!! Keep sharing.
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Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month ago

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

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DeAnna Skow Kaup
5 days ago

Break legs, Wildcats!

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Abril Lynn
13 days 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
1 month ago

Thank you anonymous donor! We appreciate your gift!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
2 months ago

Thank you Charles!! Truely grateful!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
2 months ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
2 months ago

Thank you Jean. The kids appreciate it!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
2 months ago

Thank you so much Kim!!

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$2,945 of $15k goal

Raised by 93 people in 2 months
Created November 14, 2016
Sonya Steve Gilmer  
on behalf of Woodmont Theatre Guild
MA
$20
Maegan Azar
1 hour ago

Looking forward to having you all represent our state at SETC! You make us proud!

$20
Anonymous
4 hours ago
KW
$35
Ken & Theresa Walters
9 hours ago

What a GREAT program!!

SK
$50
Stefani Koepke
1 day ago
CM
$10
Carrie McColley
1 day ago
$25
Anonymous
1 day ago
$20
Anonymous
4 days ago
NT
$25
Nanette Taber
4 days ago

So proud of you, Harry for changing lives and teaching others! Good luck kids!!!

DK
$25
DeAnna Kaup
5 days ago
KA
$25
Kelly Arnold
5 days ago

Wishing you great success!

Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month ago

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

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DeAnna Skow Kaup
5 days ago

Break legs, Wildcats!

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Abril Lynn
13 days 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
1 month ago

Thank you anonymous donor! We appreciate your gift!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
2 months ago

Thank you Charles!! Truely grateful!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
2 months ago

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

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
2 months ago

Thank you Jean. The kids appreciate it!!

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Sonya Steve Gilmer
2 months ago

Thank you so much Kim!!

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