Natalie Heaton’s Capstone Project supports Maryville Primary Players

Susan EspirituOur Town Youth, West Knoxville

Capstone projects serve as a culmination of students’ learning experiences, taking various forms such as research papers, presentations, portfolios or practical applications. CAK senior Natalie Heaton showcased her abilities with her Senior Capstone Project by designing, painting, and assembling 35 cat costumes for the students participating in Maryville Primary Players’ production of the musical Cats.

A nonprofit theater program for kids 8-18 years old, Primary Players provides an annual show in the Clayton Center and performs for schools in the area at little to no cost. Natalie says, “I worked hard to create a costume that was distinct to each character and made each actor/actress feel special.”

Natalie Heaton creating the costumes for Cats, the musical

Natalie says, “I am blessed to have been able to take an art class every year I’ve been at CAK and was able to translate these skills into creating my own unique representation of a traditional musical.”

Interested in having your high schooler pursue their passion in a Christ-centered environment? There are just a few spots remaining in ninth and 10th grade for the 2023-24 school year! Be sure to reach out to CAK’s Admissions office to schedule a tour. You can call 865-813-4CAK or email

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