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Our 2017 Winner: SydneyWeiser

Sydney Weiser was awarded $20,000. Sydney is a graduate of Hall High School in West Hartford and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. She will attend Marymount Manhattan College in New York.

Hello Supporters: As I settle into my first professional singing job, I wanted to take a moment to update you on how my freshman year went.

For both semesters of my freshman year at Marymount Manhattan College, I earned a 4.0 GPA and made the Dean's List while taking classes like Script Analysis, Acting, and Musical Theatre Fundamentals. I not only was cast in the winter MainStage production of Merrily We Roll Along but also assistant directed the senior directing thesis Frostbite, stage managed the thesis of Where We're Born, and built scenery for Parade and The Servant of Two Masters. The directing and stage management correspond to my second major, directing, which I am pursuing in addition to musical theatre. 
Thank you for your continued support as I continue my studies in the heart of New York City, where I am building connections and gaining experiences. Your faith in me and the other scholarship recipients is invaluable.
This summer, I am working on the Jersey Shore at the Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe where we perform 6 cabaret-style shows nightly (and serve whimsically named ice cream sundaes). If you happen to be at the Jersey shore, please come to the shop to see some of what I have learned in the past year.
Thank you for enabling me to continue my pursuit of musical theatre and your enduring support!



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