Foundations, donors send students to NYC to attend ‘The Outsiders’ Broadway Musical

After ‘The Outsiders”* Broadway cast spoke to members of the Will Rogers College MS/HS drama classes, the actors worked with principal Cindy Largent-Williams to create a special event for the students.

Based on essays submitted for review, six girls and two boys were chosen to attend the event. All the students needed was the funding to travel to and stay in New York City’s Theatre District.

Largent-Williams brought the idea to The Will Rogers HS Community Foundation and the Will Rogers Stage Foundation each to provide a grant for the trip. Ron Woods, a member of the Foundation, donated $5,000. Another donation of $2500 came from the family of an alum whose mother had recently passed away. The Will Rogers Stage Foundation paid for the students’ show tickets and outfitted them with matching shirts. The trip was made May 3-5.

*”The Outsiders” book was written by S.E. Hinton and published when she was a student at Will Rogers High School.

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