Cue the bright lights and roll out the red carpet. Utah screenplay writer, actor and director Craig Clyde will deliver the keynote address at Canyons School District Education Foundation’s 2016 fundraising gala, entertaining guests with tales from his trip to the big screen.
The Salt Lake City resident, and co-owner of the production company Seerstone entertainment, Clyde has a long history in television and film — a career he cultivated after a stint as an English teacher. Clyde has appeared in more than 60 films and television programs as well as numerous stage roles, directed more than 21 features and written dozens of screenplays and some novels. A seven-time winner of the International Telly award in the documentary division, he was nominated for his first Emmy for “Captain Eddy’s Exit,” which he wrote, directed and scored.
And on April 28 at 6:30 p.m., he’ll share the spotlight with another group of celebrities: Canyons’ rising student stars, and the community partners who have stepped up to help them on their path to college and brilliant careers. At the gala event, the Foundation will award five $1,000 “Bright Star” scholarships and one $2,500 “Rising Star” scholarship to graduating high school students who have surmounted great obstacles to achieve academically.
Items will be auctioned to raise money for school programs in science, technology, engineering, environment, arts and mathematics. In addition to hearing Clyde speak, guests will enjoy dinner, live student performances and video highlights of student achievements.
Cost to attend the event is $125 per person. Sponsorship tables may also be purchased. For information, or to buy tickets or a table, call the Foundation at 801-826-5178, or visit it online.
SAVE THE DATE:
April 28, 2016
Corner Canyon High School (12943 S. 700 E., Draper, UT 84020)