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It's a surprise!

HPHS Theater Department, Encore, and Uptown Music Theater have established "The Scott Shallenbarger Award"

to be Presented Annually to a Graduating HPHS Senior

We are raising money to benefit the new Scott "Shall" Shallenbarger Award, in honor of his 30+ years at Highland Park High School (HPHS - IL). Shall has been a life-changing teacher and mentor, having a positive impact on both arts education and the community. Scott will be retiring at the end of the 2022-2023 school year and this award was launched at his retirement celebration on May 6, 2023.


The award will be presented annually to a graduating senior at HPHS to support their future education and/or endeavors in accordance with Shall's values, vision and hopes for all his students.


Note: All donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to the Scott "Shall" Shallenbarger Fund which is being managed by the not-for-profit Uptown Music Theater of Highland Park, home to many HPHS Theatre alums/supporters and students of Shall.


Any donation will help make an impact. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to so many.


Donation Options:



2. By Mail: To avoid third-party transaction fees and for larger donations, please consider  writing a check made out to:  

“Uptown Music Theatre of Highland Park FBO Scott Shallenbarger Award”

  Mail the check to:

  Uptown Music Theater of Highland Park, 184 Leonard Wood S, #208, Highland Park, IL 60035



3. In person: Deposit checks at First Bank of Highland Park (Scott Shallenbarger Award Account)

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