Ryan Kaufman and award presenter Matt Thornton
(BORDENTOWN, NJ) -- Bordentown Regional High School senior Ryan Kaufman has been awarded the 2023 Casey Feldman Foundation Scholarship. The award was presented at the Greater Philadelphia Cappie Award Gala, which was held at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 21. Members of the cast, crew and orchestra of Bordentown Regional High School’s recent production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat attended the Gala, which honored high school theatre productions from the 2022-2023 season.
Casey A. Feldman was a 2006 graduate of Springfield High School in Delaware County, PA. She was killed in a crosswalk in Ocean City, NJ in July 2009 as she was about to enter her senior year at Fordham University where she was a journalism major. The Casey Feldman Foundation established in Casey’s memory awards the Casey Feldman Foundation Scholarship to one senior from a participating Greater Philadelphia Area Cappies school. Directors at these schools can submit one student to be considered for this award whom they feel possesses a superior work ethic, shows high integrity and is supportive of others in need through community service and extracurricular activities.
This year’s recipient of the Casey Feldman Foundation Scholarship, Ryan Kaufman, has volunteered hundreds of hours over the past six years with various community organizations, including Soles4Souls, Knights of Columbus, Christ Church, Blessing Bag Brigade, Bordentown Elks, as well as volunteering his time with the Boy Scouts, Key Club, and Student Council. He is an extremely active member of Bordentown Regional High School’s International Thespian Society Troupe 6803, among many other school organizations. Recently he has performed as Wayne in Puffs, Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Ryan was chosen as the 2023 Senior of the Year by the Burlington County Principals and Supervisors Association. He is currently ranked fifth in his graduating class and will attend the University of Central Florida in the fall as an Industrial Engineering major.
Bordentown Regional High School Students Attend 2023 Cappie Gala
Bordentown Regional High School’s winter production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the BRHS Theatre program were nominated for nine Greater Philadelphia 2023 Cappie Awards. In addition, at the Gala freshman Brynn Bowyer received the 2023 Greater Philadelphia Cappies Spirit Award for Bordentown Regional High School, recognizing her leadership qualities, positive attitude, and spirit of teamwork throughout Joseph rehearsals and performances.
Principal Mr. Rob Walder represented Bordentown Regional High School as a Cappies awards presenter.
The Cappies is a national program that honors and celebrates the achievements of high school theatre, which culminates in an annual Gala. The Bordentown Regional High School Cappies Critics Team members Olivia McGlone, Ryan Kaufman, Aidan Bramley, Amelie dela Cruz, Defnenur Gumus, and Tyler Thalhauser have been working hard all year, attending area productions and serving as the BRHS representatives for the Cappies program.
Bordentown Regional High School is home to International Thespian Society Troupe 6803, which has won awards for both its productions and individual students at the New Jersey Theatre Night Awards, the Greater Philadelphia Cappies, the New Jersey State Thespian Festival, and the International Thespian Festival.
To learn more about the Casey Feldman Foundation and to donate to future scholarships, visit www.caseyfeldmanfoundation.org.
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