CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (WDRB) – Now that summer break has started, school is probably the last thing on students’ minds - but not for Charlestown High School.

Students are already looking forward to next summer, and the experience of a lifetime to perform at the Fringe Festival in Scotland – one of most popular Fine Arts festivals in the world.

Sunday afternoon a dozen students from Charlestown performed improve comedy at The Rusty Bucket and Venro to raise funds for the trip.

It will cost each student $6,800 for the two-week trip.

18 students are expected to go next summer, but fundraising has already begun.

Donations were collected at the door Sunday and an auction was held, which included tickets and park hopper passes to Disney World.

The chance to perform at the festival is a coveted one and a rare opportunity.

“There’s only 40 schools in the whole country that are able to go so we are very fortunate to be nominated and then selected to go,” said Kyle Reagan, who is the school’s theater director. 

Reagan was chosen to go to the festival in 2003 when he was a student at Jeffersonville.

“I am very thankful and glad that our kids get to experience that as well,” he said.

Several other fundraising events are being planned before next summer including Halloween activities and a theater camp for children.

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