Children's Theatre of Annapolis is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Miriam Wolfe Scholarship. The CTA Miriam Wolfe Scholarship was established in 1989 in memory of CTA alumna Miriam Wolfe, who died in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
The top award of $1,500 goes to Annabelle Cotton, a 2020 graduate of Severna Park High School. Cotton has been involved with CTA since 2014 and was most recently seen playing the role of Kala in CTA's 2019 production of "Tarzan." She plans to study Digital Media and Interactive Design at the University of Pittsburgh.
"CTA has gifted me the opportunity to stand on a stage, but it’s done much more than just that. It’s given me a family, confidence, and love. It’s forever changed my life," Cotton wrote in her application essay.
The second scholarship of $1,000 goes to Matthew Beagan, a 2020 graduate of The Severn School. Beagan has been involved in CTA since 2010 through participation in workshops, as a performer and as a stage crew volunteer. He plans to attend Boston University’s School of Theatre for a BFA in Acting.
"Through my experience at CTA, I learned about teamwork and what it means to support others. I can always count on my CTA theatre friends to help me any time I ask. We support each other inside and outside of the theatre," Beagan wrote in his application essay.
Congratulations to all of CTA's graduating seniors, and thank you for your dedication to our organization.