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Canebrake scholarship applications available

Diane Lavender, treasurer of the Canebrake Players board of directors, has announced that the community actors’ group will be accepting essay applications for its annual Clark Pickel Memorial Scholarship through April 1.

“The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who has been involved in at least one Canebrake production during his school career,” she said. “They may have worked behind the scenes or on stage to be eligible to apply.

“Whether they are home schooled or whether they attend public or private schools in the area, students may apply for the scholarship as long as they have participated in a Canebrake play.”

High school seniors who are eligible to apply need to write a short essay on “What Canebrake Players Has Meant to Me.” These essays should be mailed to Canebrake Players, P.O. Box 1164, Demopolis, AL 36732, prior to the April 1 deadline.

For many years, this theatrical organization has given an annual scholarship. In 2009, the Canebrake scholarship was renamed to honor the memory of the late Clark Pickel. As a student in the Demopolis City Schools, Pickel starred in several Canebrake productions. As a high school senior, he received the scholarship that now bears his name.