Anna Bonde was an incredible young woman that anyone would have the honor of meeting. She was talented, intelligent and insightful. Anna was what we call in the business, a triple-threat: a great actor, dancer, and singer.
She was also very humble and compassionate towards others. She strived to help everyone and was always willing to go beyond the call of duty.
In CAPA, Anna played many roles including Anne in the ” Diary of Anne Frank” ; this I know was her favorite role. She was also in ” Cat on a Hot Tin Roof “, ” Stage Door “, ” South Pacific “, ” Sweet Charity “, “42nd Street “, ” Marat/Sade “, ” Juvie “, ” A Chorus Line “, plus many more. She worked back stage on set, props and costumes.
Like Anne Frank, Anna died too soon. She was killed by a drunk driver en-route to help unfortunate children in the New Orleans area. Her scholarship fund is to help CAPA students enable the dreams that Anna was never able to attain.
I think of Anna daily and know that this award means a lot to me and to her mother, Debra Bonde.
– Gail Susan Mack, Former CAPA Director
The Anna Bonde scholarship is awarded at the end of the year to aspiring seniors. Please see Ms. Hillman for an application.