Performing – Peyton Lyons, Fayetteville

Sixth place winner in the performing arts category, Peyton Lyons, has her eyes set on New York City! A graduate of Fayetteville High School, and recipient of the Lindsey Robison East Memorial endowed scholarship, Peyton plans to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and upon graduation, pursuing a career in acting. 

“For as long as I can remember, performance has been at the core of my life. I have vivid memories of being a little girl, singing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and forcing my parents to watch me reenact Hannah Montana scenes word-for-word on the fireplace mantel. I made my theatrical debut in kindergarten, as a bat in my school’s production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and quickly caught the theater bug.”

She’s always known that the arts would play a role in her future.Peyton believes the theater training she’s received over the years helped her develop integral life skills such as public speaking and confidence. Earning a Thea scholarship validated the artistic achievements she’s worked hard for and is contributing to her academic career and artistic excellence. We are certain that Peyton will be taking center stage soon!