At the G. Ray Bodley High School Commencement Ceremony held in June, theater awards were presented to two honor graduates, Jacob Strauss and Bradley Crofoot.
Strauss received the 2014 Quirk’s Players Directors’ Award, which is presented to a graduating senior who displays dedication to the theater program at G. Ray Bodley, sets high performance standards, inspires others to excel and serves as a role model for other members.
Crofoot received the 2014 William Quirk Memorial Award For Achievement in Theatre.
Presented in memory of William Quirk, a long-time English teacher and theater director at both Fulton High School and G. Ray Bodley High School, the Quirk Award is presented to the graduating senior who has made the greatest contribution to the theater program at Bodley during his/her high school years.
Both young men have participated in numerous productions with Quirk’s Players at G. Ray Bodley High School.
Strauss has been a dedicated member of the Quirk’s Players’ tech crew on several shows, but did appear on stage in What The Bellhop Saw and Curtains.
Crofoot has appeared in many plays with Quirk’s Players including Hello, Dolly!, What The Bellhop Saw, The Laramie Project and most recently, Curtains, where he was cast in the lead role as Lt. Frank Cioffi.
“We are extremely proud to be able to honor Jake and Brad with these awards,” said Tom Briggs, theater director at G. Ray Bodley High School.
“Both young men are hard workers who have served as excellent role models in the theatre program at our school. They are mature, dependable and have helped make our productions most successful. We thank them for their contributions and will miss them greatly next year.”
Strauss is joining the freshman class at SUNY Plattsburgh and Crofoot is continuing his studies at Cayuga Community College and will later transfer to SUNY Oswego.