NATO of WI/UP helps student

The National Association of Theatre Owners of Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula, NATO of WI/UP, recently named Elizabeth Harkema as a $2,000 scholarship recipient. Harkema is a 2014 graduate from Sparta High School and is currently attending the University of Kansas graduate program. She is employed at the Thomas Theatre Group – Marquette Cinemas in Marquette. This year, $10,000 in scholarship funds was awarded to five movie theater employees throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan as part of the annual program. NATO of WI/UP President George Rouman said: “Since the year 2000, we have allocated over $250,000 in scholarship funds, and over $1.5 million in donations to various philanthropic causes.” The National Association of Theatre Owners is the largest trade association for motion picture exhibitors in the world, representing about 39,000 movie screens in all 50 states and more than 20 countries worldwide. NATO of WI/UP represents 700 screens and is one of 15 regional affiliates.