The Kudzu Playhouse Heritage Scholarship Award recognizes a student whose participation in the arts has affected significant personal growth in areas such as performance skills, technical skills, public speaking, self-confidence, esteem, or an appreciation of literature and the performing arts.
Madison Cox – Heritage Scholarship Award Recipient 2019
Madison Cox, daughter of Daphne and Bryan Cox, has surpassed the requirements for this award to an inspiring degree. With over 30 Kudzu Playhouse performances, crew and service credits alone, not including her work with our S.T.A.R.S program, her career is already quite impressive. Cox spent her Junior and Senior Years of highschool at the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven studying creative writing with plans to move to Indiana to study English and journalism at Indiana University.
“If it weren’t for theater,” said Cox in her scholarship essay. “I would be nowhere near the person I am today. I would never have had the confidence to pursue my dreams of writing, to go to art school, to truly believe that I could write books for the rest of my life.”
While the primary criteria for both awards are involvement in Kudzu Playhouse productions, fundraising, and promotion, students are also evaluated on other accomplishments or activities including non-Kudzu theater/performance experience, academic achievement, leadership, and community service.