Last evening I attended the Cappie awards at Upper Darby High School. The Cappies is a critics and awards program for high school theater. Think of it as an Oscar night for high school students, including its own red carpet, and performances interspersed throughout the awards presentation. My daughter is the lead critic on her high school’s Cappie team and vice president of the drama club. She was nominated for two awards this year. While those particular awards eluded her, she was awarded the Casey A. Feldman Memorial Foundation Scholarship.
Casey Feldman was killed by a distracted driver while she was a senior attending Fordham University in July of 2009. The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation was created to “support charitable, educational and literary pursuits and encourage volunteerism and good citizenship.” Every year, at the Cappies awards, one student is gifted with a scholarship from the foundation. My daughter was chosen for this honor and humbly accepted it last evening. I am proud of the things my daughter has accomplished, and my heart goes out to Casey’s parents and family. Thank you for creating a wonderful way of remembering such a kind and loving spirit.