Congratulations to Sophia Farino and Aidan White
Winners of MVCCT's 2019 Senior Scholarship
"My stage fright at auditions lasted throughout my career with MVCCT. I know that doesn’t sound like a positive experience to share, but it was the initial step I had to go through to develop self-confidence on stage, responsibility for an acting role, and development of independent thinking and self-expression...I am thankful for all of the hidden lessons I learned through acting with MVCCT. As I grew in confidence, I outgrew the stage fright. The foundation I developed at MVCCT nourished my budding creativity."
"Playing roles like a magical fairytale judge, the famous “slow and steady” tortoise, and Elvis Presley were not only fun but were also genius methods employed by amazing counselors to teach me and the other campers how to feel comfortable in front of an audience and in our own skin. Without even realizing it, I was building up a sense of self-confidence, focus and dedication...My four-year-old self certainly had no idea how consequential that swashbuckling monologue would be to the rest of my life. But now, thirteen years and countless meaningful experiences later, I would not hesitate to say that MVCCT has made me the person I am today."
MVCCT is more than a nonprofit providing unparalleled opportunities for kids to grow, more than a great local venue for reliably high-quality theatre; MVCCT also gives back. In addition to need based scholarships for spring break and summer camps we are pleased to offer a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior who can best answer the following question: How has your experience with MVCCT helped to build self-confidence and character while developing self-expression, independence and responsibility?
Each year one of our brightest lights is chosen from among the hundred-plus of our talented roster of participants as the recipient of our annual scholarship.
2019 - Sophia Farino & Aidan White
2018 - Emily Roddy
2017 - Helen Kitrosser
2016 - Emily Carbone
2015 - Andrew Schurr
2014 - Summer Davis
2013 - Madeline Marshall
2012 - Julia Warren
2011 - Daniel Scalph
2010 - Elizabeth Herpbst
2009 - Emily Conron
2008 - Eileen Gillespie
2007 - Rachel Lear