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Jackson DeLisle (12) and Brett Balicki (12) pose to take a picture with past years’ theater members. Many family and friends of the performers flooded the auditorium to see the musical.

Jessica Wojton

Following the opening weekend of Lake Central Theater Company’s musical “The Little Mermaid,” the theater company celebrated this year’s seniors on Thursday, March 10, on a designated Senior Night performance.

“It was very sentimental. I mean, we have two more performances but I almost cried when we did our last bow together because these are the people that mean the most to me. They are my second family, so it’s going to be hard when I have to say good bye for real,” Madison Breford (12) said.

Before the start of the show, the seniors were let loose in the auditorium to run and ask for donations for LCTC’s senior scholarship fund. They were given two minutes to gather as much as they could before they had to run backstage again.

“[The Cash Grab] was planned two days ago; that’s not a thing we normally do but me and Brett Balicki (12) asked Mrs. [Pam] Neth, [English], if we could and she loved the idea,” Breford said.

All of the money the seniors raised during the Cash Grab and all of the proceeds from ticket sales that night are being allocated for scholarships for seniors. Overall that night, they raised $5,000 for scholarships.

“We have a banquet at the end of the year and there’s scholarships given out to seniors, and the money we raise just goes out to people who wrote a paper [about] what theatre has done in their life,” Raquel Rambert (12) said.