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West Hartford Community Theater Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners

Students from the Hall and Conard Class of 2021, as well as a student at Capital Community College, are this year’s West Hartford Community Theater scholarship recipients.


West Hartford Community Theater today announced its 2021 West Hartford Community Theater Scholarship winners, including its first-ever Capital Community College Scholarship recipient. Each year, deserving students who will continue their education in the arts are selected from a vast array of applicants to receive the scholarship.

Here are this year’s scholarship winners:

  • 2021 West Hartford Community Theater Scholarship: Nora Wilson (Conard High School)
  • 2021 West Hartford Community Theater Scholarship: Sophie Alter (Hall High School)
  • 2021 Capital Community College Scholarship: Krizzia Cruz

”West Hartford Community Theater is dedicated to helping those in our community who are interested in the arts,“ said Marybeth Lavelle, co-president of West Hartford Community Theater. ”We congratulate this year’s scholarship winners and wish them continued success in their future endeavors.”

Nora Wilson graduated from Conard High School in 2021. During her time at Conard, she was an integral part of the theater program. She participated in acting class, musical stage management, and has experience as a stage manager and teaching assistant. Nora accomplished this while also maintaining an outstanding academic record.

“I can see Nora being successful in so many areas of theater, including professional stage management, dramaturgy, or educational theater,” said Corinne Kravetz, theater arts director at Conard. “Wherever she lands, she will bring her brilliance, compassion, and commitment.”

Sophie Alter has been acting and performing since she was 6 years old, continuing to participate in many school and community theater productions throughout middle school. Sophie made the decision to attend Hall High School and the Greater Hartford Academy for the Arts as she was entering high school to, in her words, “follow her passion.”

“She is singular in her excellence, peerless in her dedication to the work, and among the most talented students I have ever worked with,” said Michael Nowicki, core faculty in theater at the Greater Hartford Academy.

West Hartford Community Theater is proud to present its first-ever West Hartford Community Theater Capital Community College Scholarship to student Krizzia Cruz. Krizzia has studied theater for the past two years at Capital Community College.

“For as long as I remember, I have loved to perform – but not for the reasons many dream of, like fame,” Krizzia says. “It was more like another me was waiting somewhere for me to arrive. Since I was a child I could hear it faintly but as I grew, so did the voice.”

Krizzia’s professors also see her dedication to the arts.

“As a student, Krizzia is diligent, curious, responsible, and passionate about her studies,” says Theater Arts Program Coordinator Julia Rosenblatt. “She balances work and school, both full time, and she has not wavered in her commitment to her artistry. Krizzia has the skills, persistence, and enthusiasm needed for success in school and beyond.”

To learn more about West Hartford Community Theater, visit www.westhartfordtheater.org.

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