Theater majors Scott Fetterman and Jessica Sabol each earned a Certificate for Meritorious Achievement from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for their work on Violet Sharp as videographer and dramaturg, respectively. Theater faculty member Barb Blackledge was also awarded a Certificate for Meritorious Achievement for her direction of this production. Violet Sharp is an original script by Bill Cameron developed by Theater-by-the-Grove at IUP. Peer reviewers have also highly recommended it for production at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Region II Festival at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia this January. The Regional Festival typically chooses between 5 to 10 percent of works submitted for consideration. If selected for the regional festival, Violet Sharp will be considered for the National Festival at the Kennedy Center in April 2009.