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Senior Scholarship Winners

2024: Will Johnson

Will  first came to MVCCT’s stage for our fall 2022 production of SpongeBob the Musical in the role of intrepid reporter Perch Perkins. After that, Will returned to MVCCT for three additional productions: Newsies (Davey), The Lighting Thief (Percy Jackson) and Beauty and the Beast (Gaston).

Will eloquently shared in their scholarship essay “Pursuing a career in musical theatre is a dream that MVCCT has helped me turn into a reality. I’m grateful for the learning opportunities and the friends made, and I’m glad that MVCCT will help more kids down the line be inspired to create art just like I was.”


At Hayfield Secondary School, Will was active in theatre arts performing in shows such as Les Misérables, Room Service, Mary Poppins, Matilda, Anything Goes, The Play that Goes Wrong, Spamalot, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Mr. Burns and The Addams Family. Additionally, Will recently performed with Voices of Now: Boots on the Ground, sponsored by Arena Stage.

Will plans to attend the Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Carolina University. He is pursuing a BFA in musical theatre at the School of Stage & Screen. He is also part of the honors college and has been accepted into the Freshman Leadership Initiative.

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