Carroll County Times

'Camelot' scholarships awarded at Century

Pictured from left: Alison Gilbert, Cathy James and Michael Kreinar.

Two seniors at Century High School were honored April 25 at the Opening Knights Drama Banquet with the Cathy James "Camelot" Scholarship for Excellence in Drama.

Alison Gilbert and Michael Kreinar were awarded the $250 scholarship that was established by retired Century High drama teacher Cathy James.


James was Century's first drama teacher and adviser to the Opening Knights Drama Club.

James began the award in 2011, upon her retirement.


Her love for the students led her to create an award, which she views as the director's choice for excellence in drama. There is no application; it is awarded upon consultation with Century's current drama teacher and adviser, Lucas Hewitt.

Gilbert and Kreinar participated in the drama club for all four years of their high school career. In fact, both participated in shows as middle school students before they even arrived at Century. They participated in all aspects of drama, as actors, dancers, ensemble and production crew.

They culminated their careers at Century with Gilbert being student choreographer and Kreinar being student director of the school's spring musical, "Bye, Bye Birdie," which has been nominated for best musical and best choreography by the Cappies.

Gilbert plans to attend James Madison University and Kreinar will be attending University of Maryland College Park in the fall.