Check out Starlight Education alumni at WinterFest!

Check out Starlight Education alumni at WinterFest!

TAGS: WinterFest Worlds of Fun

For those sticking around the Kansas City metro this holiday season, consider catching a performance at Worlds of Fun’s WinterFest! Many former Starlight Education students and two current Starlight employees are part of the fun. Keep an eye out at the following characters and performers:

Cool Yule

Tessa Hake (“Santa Tell Me” soloist), former Starlight STAR
Peyton Cassity (“You Make It Feel Like Christmas” soloist), 2019 Blue Star Award nominee


Holly Jolly Trolley

Emmy Hadley (in pink), Blue Star Teen Ensemble
Katie McKernan (in purple), former Starlight STAR, 2011 Blue Star Award winner, Blue Star Teen Ensemble, Education Coordinator at Starlight


Midway Merriment Characters

Simon Whitsitt (Toy Soldier), 2019 Blue Star Awards nominee
Andy Pierce (Jack Frost), Education & Outreach Manager at Starlight


The Mistletones

Hayley Nelson (Delores), former Starlight STAR


Tinker’s Toy Factory

Emmy Caywood (Tinsel), 2017 Blue Star Awards winner/2018 Blue Star Awards nominee
Philip Licata (Tinker), 2018 Blue Star Awards nominee
Darcie Hingula (Dottie), Blue Star Teen Ensemble


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