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Hennepin Theatre Trust Names WBLAHS Student Patrick Timmons as a 2016-2017 Spotlight Education Triple Threat Finalist

For Immediate Release: May 15, 2017
Contact: Marisa Vette, 651-407-7695, marisa.vette@isd624.org

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced the 2016-2017 Triple Threat Award finalists and White Bear Lake Area High School student Patrick Timmons was selected to be recognized for his accomplishments and community leadership while participating in the Trust's Spotlight Education program. Timmons is from White Bear Township and performed the role of Bert in White Bear Lake Area High School's production of "Mary Poppins."

The Trust will recognize outstanding individual achievement through The Triple Threat Award for junior or senior high school students who excel in singing, acting and dancing. More than 80 students submitted application portfolios. The number of applicants was narrowed down to a group of 40 semi-finalists who were invited to audition for a panel of local artists and Trust staff members. Twenty-four students were chosen as finalists.

The winners will be announced at the 12th annual Spotlight Showcase June 12-13 at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis).

Timmons will graduate from White Bear Lake Area High School this spring. He has played some charming characters in musical theatre at the high school including:
  • Prince Dauntless in "Once Upon A Mattress" as a freshman
  • Lurch in "The Addams Family" as a sophomore
  • Cookie McGee from "Nice Work If You Can Get It" during junior year
  • Bert in "Mary Poppins" for his senior year production
He has also received honorable mention awards from Hennepin Theatre Trust's Spotlight Education for his freshman and sophomore roles, as well as Outstanding awards in his junior and senior year shows.

Furthermore, Timmons has received White Bear academic letters and seven MSHSL superior ratings in choral solo ensemble for the past four school years; several MSHSL speech awards as a co-captain of the speech team; a letter for student council, for which he was Vice-President during his senior year; as well as letters in both speech and theatre. Timmons will attend the University of Minnesota Duluth this fall, where he has been accepted into the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, with an emphasis in Musical Theatre.

Spotlight Education engages Minnesota high school students in the performing arts, as the flagship education program of the Trust. For a complete list of participating schools and honors, please visit Hennepin Theatre Trust's website.

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