Hudson High School wins theatre department grant, inspired by NBC's 'Rise'

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (WEAU) -- Hudson High School was one of 50 schools nationwide to receive a $10,000 grant.

It’s all part of NBC’s R.I.S.E. America Grants; the program is inspired by the network’s upcoming drama “Rise” about a high school theatre department and its effects on a small town.

A total of 1,000 applicants applied for the grant.

The grants will go toward covering the critical needs of their theatre programs ranging from production expenses to technical equipment and master classes.

To qualify for the grant, high schools were required to have an existing theatre program or a champion of theatre arts in their teaching staff in cases where a school’s theatre program was cut because of budget constraints.

R.I.S.E premieres at 9:00 p.m. on March 13th on WEAU.

The 50 winning high schools (in alphabetical order by state) are:
1. Charles Henderson High School (Troy, AL)
2. American Canyon High School (American Canyon, CA)
3. Henry J. Kaiser High School (Fontana, CA)
4. Mariposa County High School (Mariposa, CA)
5. Vaughn Next Century Learning Center (San Fernando, CA)
6. Seaside High School (Seaside, CA)
7. Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy (Denver, CO)
8. Enfield High School (Enfield, CT)
9. School Without Walls (Washington, D.C.)
10. Hallandale High School (Hallandale Beach, FL)
11. Plant City High School (Plant City, FL)
12. The Howard School (Atlanta, GA)
13. Nanakuli High and Intermediate School (Waianae, HI)
14. Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids, IA)
15. Glenbard West High School (Glen Ellyn, IL)
16. Scecina Memorial High School (Indianapolis, IN)
17. Leavenworth High School (Leavenworth, KS)
18. Boyle County High School (Danville, KY)
19. Alfred Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School (Kenner, LA)
20. The Baltimore City College (Baltimore, MD)
21. Hamtramck High School (Hamtramck, MI)
22. Pine Island High School (Pine Island, MN)
23. Grand Center Arts Academy (St. Louis, MO)
24. Gautier High School (Gautier, MS)
25. Park High School (Livingston, MT)
26. Malcolm Public Schools, District 148 (Malcolm, NE)
27. Belmont High School (Belmont, NH)
28. Bound Brook High School (Bound Brook, NJ)
29. Union Senior High School (Union, NJ)
30. Digital Arts & Technology Academy (Albuquerque, NM)
31. Equipo Academy East Las Vegas College Prep (Las Vegas, NV)
32. Hastings High School (Hastings-On-Hudson, NY)
33. Peekskill High School (Peekskill, NY)
34. James N Gamble Montessori (Cincinnati, OH)
35. Dublin Scioto High School (Dublin, OH)
36. Henryetta High School (Henryetta, OK)
37. Regis St. Mary Catholic School (Stayton, OR)
38. Harry S. Truman High School (Levittown, PA)
39. Mastery Charter Schools Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)
40. Central Falls High School (Central Falls, RI)
41. Deubrook Area School District 5-6 (White, SD)
42. Jackson County High School (Gainesboro, TN)
43. John Overton Comprehensive High School (Nashville, TN)
44. Alice High School (Alice, TX)
45. Jack Yates High School (Houston, TX)
46. Pharr San Juan Alamo North Early College High School (Pharr, TX)
47. Heritage High School (Leesburg, VA)
48. Rainier Beach High School (Seattle, WA)
49. Hudson High School (Hudson, WI)
50. Martinsburg High School (Martinsburg, WV)

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