The McCain Family Scholarship is awarded to students with high academic standing and a level of financial need. “What this does is it brings the top students in Idaho to the College,” said Brian Bava, Vice President of Enrollment Management.
“The best the College has ever done previously in the CASE Awards is a single silver award. So for the College to win three silvers in the same year is particularly rewarding," - Joe Hughes, director of marketing & communications at The College of Idaho.
Powell says the opera’s spoken dialogue is in English but all of the songs will be performed in Italian with translations available for the audience. The students involved in the production are not all music majors but most are involved in the music department.
"I know the type of students we’re getting. I know the academic background they have. I know the skill development that happens in the UWC in terms of being able to be away from home, being in a residential community, being part of a community. Why wouldn’t you want students like that in a community like ours?”