An graduate is the recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship.
Alexandria Frisch, 18, of Oak Park, earned the nod from scholarship sponsor Kohl's for helping direct a short public service film about teen dating violence. The film was created in partnership with , the Oak Park-based resource agency for victims of domestic abuse.
Frisch is no stranger to the stage. Her acting career began at the age of four, when she began classes at Oak Park’s Village Players, now the . Since then, she’s acted in productions including To Kill a Mockingbird, Flowers for Algernon, The Women, The Crucible and Rabbit Hole, with the Village Players, Eclipse Theatre Company and OPRF.
She recently completed Brown University’s Theatre Bridge 2011 summer acting program as well. Last year, she placed among the top of contestants performing a sonnet at the National Shakespeare Competition.
Kohl's selected eleven children from the Chicago area, from more than 35,000 nominees nationwide. According to a news release, winners were chosen based on initiative, leadership, generosity and project benefits and outcomes.
With her winning entry in the regional competition, she's earned a spot to compete for on one of Kohl’s 10 national scholarships. The national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarship money and the company will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.
Kohl's will announce the winners at the end of July.