Plover Student Wins 2015 National Association of Theatre Owners Scholarship
For the City Times
The National Association of Theatre Owners of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan (NATO of WI/UP) named Christie Moore as a $2,500 scholarship recipient on Tuesday.
Moore is a 2013 graduate from Pacelli High School and currently attends UW-Stevens Point. She is employed at Roger’s Cinema 7 Theatres.
This year, $25,000 in scholarship funds was awarded to ten movie theater employees throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan as part of the annual program.
“Theaters have always been community gathering spots,” said George Rouman, vice president of NATO of WI/UP and scholarship committee chairman. “As business owners, we have a strong desire to maintain the economic health of our communities. Our goal through this scholarship program is to provide assistance to students employed within our industry so they may further their education.”
Rouman also said the group has allocated over $200,000 in scholarship funds, and over $1.5 million in donations to various philanthropic causes since 2000.
The National Association of Theatre Owners is the largest trade association for motion picture exhibitors in the world, representing approximately 39,000 movie screens in all 50 states and more than 20 countries worldwide. NATO of WI/UP represents 700 screens and is one of fifteen regional affiliates.