Each year during the finals of the regional auditions, the current region governor and past region governors assess the performances of the first place winners from classifications seven (junior women) through sixteen (older advanced men) to determine whether an additional recognition should be made for one who “shows the greatest promise of having a professional career” in performance.

Winners of this award have included

  • Kathryn Domyan, Loyola University, a student of Drew Montegut
  • Jane Redding, University of Mississippi, a student of Cynthia Linton
  • Laura White Eads, Harding University, a student of Arthur Shearin
  • Paul Groves, McNeese State University, a student of Michele Martin
  • Gregory Warren, Centenary College, a student of Gale Odom
  • Cliff McGowan, Mississippi College, a student of Gerald Claxton
  • Don Frazure, Northeastern Louisiana University
  • Lisette Oropesa, Louisiana State University, a student of Robert Grayson
  • Stephen Ray, Ouachita Baptist University, a student of Jon Secrest
  • Paul Gamble, University of Mississippi, a student of Bradley Robinson
  • Vincent Turregano, Centenary College, a student of Horace English
  • Kristi Corie, Louisiana State University, a student of Loraine Sims
  • Keely Futterer, Arkansas Tech University, a student of Jon Clements
  • Jacob Watson, Ouachita Baptist University, a student of Jon Secrest
  • Chelsea Miller, Louisiana State University, a student of Loraine Sims
  • Prentiss Mouton, Louisiana State University, a student of Loraine Sims

(This list is a work in progress.  If you know of persons who should be included on this list and are not, please send that information to the region governor).

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