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 End Notes 






  Inspired by the network’s upcoming  

  Jason Katims drama “Rise,” which  

 premieres Tuesday, March 13 and follows  the effects a high school theatre department has on its surrounding community, NBC has launched R.I.S.E America, a program that grants a half-million dollars to high school theatre programs across the country.


R.I.S.E. (Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression) America will award 50 high schools a $10,000 grant that will enable them to enhance or revitalize their theatre programs. The winning schools can use the grant money to cover various critical needs, ranging from production expenses to technical equipement to master classes.


To administer the grant applications and award process, NBC has partnered with the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF), an organization dedicated to shaping lives through theatre education.  Almost 1,000 applications were received for NBC R.I.S.E. America Grant, with representation from all 50 states, plus DC, Virgin Islands and Guam. Below are the recipients:


Charles Henderson High School (Troy, AL)
American Canyon High School (American Canyon, CA)
Henry J. Kaiser High School (Fontana, CA)
Mariposa County High School (Mariposa, CA)
Vaughn Next Century Learning Center (San Fernando, CA)
Seaside High School (Seaside, CA)
Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy (Denver, CO)
Enfield High School (Enfield, CT)
School Without Walls (Washington, D.C.)
Hallandale High School (Hallandale Beach, FL)
Plant City High School (Plant City, FL)

The Howard School (Atlanta, GA)
Nanakuli High and Intermediate School (Waianae, HI)
Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Glenbard West High School (Glen Ellyn, IL)
Scecina Memorial High School (Indianapolis, IN)
Leavenworth High School (Leavenworth, KS)
Boyle County High School (Danville, KY)
Alfred Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School (Kenner, LA)
The Baltimore City College (Baltimore, MD)
Hamtramck High School (Hamtramck, MI)
Pine Island High School (Pine Island, MN)
Grand Center Arts Academy (St. Louis, MO)
Gautier High School (Gautier, MS)
Park High School (Livingston, MT)

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