Kylie Ritter was recommended for the Talented Arts Program for Theater by her 2nd grade teacher, and has never looked back. She has participated in the YATS program for the last 6 years. Kylie was inducted into the International Thespian Society (Troop 7333) her freshman year of high school. Later, she was excepted into the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, where she has studied Drama for the last 3 years. Kylie is a graduate of Northshore High School and NOCCA. She will be continuing her theater studies at The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Texas this fall. Kylie would like to thank YATS and Slidell Little Theater for this scholarship, and also for 6 amazing years of summer theater!
Jake Weaver is a graduate of Slidell High and the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. He has participated in YATS shows since he was in fifth grade and considers the experiences had during the workshops to be fundamental in shaping himself as an artist. YATS, Mainstage shows, and the people who devote their lives to making theatre happen here at SLT have inspired him to pursue a career in theatre. He will be attending Northwestern State University in Natchitoches in the fall.