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Scholarship - Past Recipients

Since 1972, the Village Players have been awarding scholarships to both high school graduates and college students interested in the performing arts.We would not be able to be so generous without the support of our patrons.

2017 Scholarship Recipients:

Taylor Rose Mickens (Springfield, MA) graduate of Springfield Central High School, studying Theatre at Hofstra University

Jarod Bakum (Wilbraham, MA) graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School, studying Musical Theatre at Hartt School of Music

Dan Kelly (East Longmeadow, MA) graduate of East Longmeadow High School, studying Theatre at Purchase College SUNY

Recipient of the John & Dee Moak Memorial Scholarship
Valerie Barbosa (Somers, CT) graduate of Somers High School, studying Music Industry at The College of Saint Rose

Christopher Perrone (Vernon, CT) graduate of Rockville High School and Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, studying Theatrical Production Arts - Lighting Design at Ithaca College

Front row: father of Valerie Barbosa, Christopher Perrone, Taylor Rose Mickens, Dan Kelly
Back row: mother of Valerie Barbosa, Scholarship Committee: Gus Rousseau (Chair), Angela Taylor, Shirley Warner, David Crowell (President)

David Crowell (President), Valerie Barbosa, Shirley Warner, mother of Valerie Barbosa

2016 Scholarship Recipients:

Abigail Golec (Tolland) studying Technical Theatre and Design at University of Connecticut

Olivia Weber (Ellington) graduate of Ellington High School with plans to attend Keene State College majoring in Film Production

Recipient of the John & Dee Moak Memorial Scholarship
Michael Schober (Somers) recent graduate of Xavier High School in Middletown, attending DePaul University majoring in Jazz Studies (trombone)

Scholarship 2016
David Crowell (President), Olivia Weber, Michael Schober, Sue Moak (Scholarship Committee)

2015 Scholarship Recipients:

Kayleigh Droney (Enfield) - Western Connecticut State University majoring in Theatre Performance

Recipient of the John & Dee Moak Memorial Scholarship
Mark Ceppetelli (Somers) - The Hart School of the University of Hartford majoring in Music Composition

Abigail Golec (Tolland) - University of Connecticut majoring in Technical Theatre & Design with a concentration in Sound Design

Stella Rivera (Windsor) - Ithaca College in the Music Program majoring in Vocal Performance

Scholarship 2015
Committee (back): Wendy Peterson, John Moak, Sue Moak
  Recipients: Kayleigh Droney, Stella Rivera, Mark Ceppetelli
Scholarship 2015
  Recipient Abigail Golec and
  Committee Member Wendy Peterson