Indian Valley Theatre is proud to announce the names of the recipients for this year’s “Mimi Bryan Memorial IVT Scholarship.” Because of generous donations from the community, IVT was able to award 3 scholarships this year. Congratulations to Sydney Chmielewski, Jaden Frantzen and Caroline Welte.
From Indian Valley Theatre’s very
first days, Mimi Bryan was there. She was one member of the passionate
founding families dreaming big about live community theatre. As a long
time educator, Mimi was active on stage as well as behind the scenes.
Most importantly, she was instrumental in giving many budding actors
a shot on stage and bringing Community Theater to life for hundreds of members
of the Fox Valley community to enjoy. In the wonderful spirit of her
significant contributions to the Fox Valley theatre world, IVT is very pleased
to offer this year’s “Mimi Bryan Memorial IVT Scholarship” to these three
students, all from Sandwich High School. They were presented with their awards
at a recent Sandwich High School Awards Night by IVT President, Kathie Hart. All
3 students have been involved with IVT throughout the years.
Sydney will be attending North Central
College in the Fall, where she hopes to pursue a Major in Musical Theatre
and/or Psychology. She has been an active volunteer in the community, is an
Illinois State Scholar, a National Honor Society Member and has participated in
Choirs, Speech Team, Theatre and various clubs throughout High School. She was
in the IMEC Honors All-State Choir for 2 years. She was a participant in IVT’s
Summer Children’s Theatre Workshop for many years and has been a Teacher’s Aide
in the program as well.
Jaden has been involved with IVT from
a very young age, participating as a cast or crew member in many productions
and has been a participant in IVT’s Summer Children’s Theatre Workshops as a
student and now as a High School Aide. She has participated in numerous plays
throughout H.S. as well as Choirs, Bands, Speech Team, Drama Club and also sang
in the All-State Choir. She is a National Honor Society Member. She has a
passion for working with children and will be majoring in Elementary Education
at Elmhurst College. She has a determination “to follow in Mimi Bryan’s
Caroline will be attending Millikin
University where she will be studying for a degree in Vocal Music Education.
Caroline is also a National Honor Society member and an IL State Scholar. She
has participated in many different Choirs, Speech Team, Theatre, Band, and many
various clubs. She was in the ILMEA District Choir and the ILMEA All-State
Choir for 2 years. She also was involved with IVT’s Summer Children’s Theatre
Workshop for many years. She hopes to continue working with Community Theatre
Groups in the future.
Congratulations! Everyone at IVT
wishes the best for these three young ladies as they begin their college
education. For questions, tickets or more information about Indian Valley
Theatre, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact IVT at
888-365-8889. Check us out online @ www.indianvalleytheatre.com.
Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to
the appreciation and development of the performing arts in the Fox Valley area.
Pictured left to right are: Cheryl
Welte, Jaden Frantzen, Kathie Hart and Sydney Chmielewski.