LTN is proud to announce Hannah Rosenberg as the recipient of this season’s Jeffrey W. Corriveau scholarship in the amount of $1,000! This fall, Hannah will attend the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where she wants to either major in theatre production or performance. Due to the theatre’s temporary closing, we were unable to present her award in person. But, LTN Education Chair Missy Sullivan and Mr. Corriveau himself found a fun alternative. See for yourself in this video. Thank you to our patrons and donors who gave generously to the LTN scholarship fund this season!
Hannah is a senior at the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Salem H.S. in Virginia Beach. She has been involved in the arts community for the past three years volunteering and taking classes at Little Theatre of Norfolk, Little Theatre of Virginia Beach, and Zeider’s Dream Theatre.
Hannah’s internship supervisor said, “Hannah has always been an absolute joy to work with. She is a true team player, and manages to foster positive discussions and bring the best out of other employees.”
One of Hannah’s current theatre teachers added, “Hannah understands the true nature of theatre and its collaborative spirit. She encourages everyone to succeed, takes direction, and is a true delight to work with… She is spending her last year of high school being involved in as much as possible rather than coasting to graduation. I daily witness her taking a leadership stance with her colleagues and gently guiding them to stay focused and creative.”
In her application essay, Hannah discussed how theatre became important in her life and what it means to her. “I decided to take acting as an elective because I thought it would help with my anxiety. But when I got into class, my anxiety only grew worse. Looking at the faces around me, a voice in my head was screaming, ‘You don’t belong here.’ However, as the year progressed, the people around me became my family and pushed me to keep trying,” she said.
Hannah explained why she is choosing to major in theatre. She wrote, “I am pursuing a career in theatre because nothing has ever felt so right. The theatre is a place of growth and love. It allows us to look at life from a new perspective and give meaning to the world around us.”
Hannah recognized her teachers for providing her with important life lessons. She credits them with teaching her that “art can and will open many doors; theatre helps you become more in tune with yourself and those around you; and theatre gives you tools that are transferable to any career.” She said her ultimate goal is not to become an actor for fame or fortune, but to spread words of wisdom and kindness.
Congratulations from all of us at LTN!