The Palace Community Theatre is managed entirely by 11 high school seniors currently enrolled at Oakley High School. The students are responsible for all the accounting, ordering of supplies, advertising, paying bills, collecting accounts receivables, finding concession workers and managing the theatre on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday nights. Students also manage the theatre for special community activities during the Christmas holiday and other special occasions.
These eleven students manage the community owned theatre from August 1, 2013 to August 1, 2014. This includes all weekends whether school is in session or not and during the summer months.
A scholarship fund has been established to reward the efforts of these students and help them financially with their college education after leaving Oakley High School. Only students who are enrolled in the class and enrolled in a post secondary college or trade school are eligible for this one time scholarship.
With the average tuition cost of Kansas colleges and universities averaging nearly $11,000 per year, a goal of receiving $1,000 per student has been set. Students receiving this scholarship must be enrolled in a college, university, or trade school and after graduating from that institution must consider returning to the Oakley trade area to work and raise their family. In addition, when possible the recipients of this scholarship must donate back to the fund to help with the education of future students.
If you are interested in contributing to this worthy educational scholarship fund, donations can be left at The Farmers State Bank, The Bank, or Peoples State Bank, all in Oakley. Any amount will be appreciated. Donations to this fund can only be used for scholarships and will not be used for the daily operations of the Palace Community Theatre.
If you have questions, you can contact Kim Munk at Oakley High School. (785-671-3241). On behalf of the managers of the Palace Community Theatre, your contribution is greatly appreciated.