Brian Swiger Memorial Scholarship 2019 Recipients

Aly Wilson

Megan Yacobozzi

Brian Swiger Memorial Scholarship
2019 Recipients

The Twin City Players is pleased to announce that Brian Swiger Memorial Scholarships have been awarded to Aly Wilson of Stevensville and Megan Yacobozzi of St. Joseph.

Aly Wilson is a graduate of Lakeshore High School where she has been involved in band, choir, and theater. As part of these programs Aly is a four time MCBA state champion in the color guard, has sung two years in the Lakeshore Chorale, and has been part of the fall play and musical every year where she just finished her role as Cinderella in Lakeshore’s production of Into The Woods. Along with these extracurricular activities she is also a mentor for underclassman and taken advanced placement classes. She also enjoys volunteering with the National Honor Society, the Blossomtime Organization, at Ironman Steelhead, and at Twin City Players. Aly plans on attending Michigan State University where she is part of the live and learn science college Lyman Briggs, she plans on studying Molecular and Cellular Biology and minoring in music. 

Megan Yacobozzi is a graduate of St. Joseph High School, where she performed in the Concert Choir and Show Choir, helped lead the Women's Ensemble and Chorale, and had prominent roles and solos in musicals, plays and concerts. Both in school and out, Megan has performed in over 180 theatrical productions and concerts, including seven Twin City Players productions between the ages of 7 and 15. For her performance in Wait Until Dark, Megan won the TCP Tiffany Award for Best Supporting Actress when she was only 11 years old. Megan has also been a featured soloist with the St. Joseph Municipal Band, trained and performed in Savannah, Georgia's annual Voice Festival, and toured with choirs in Ireland and Central Europe. Recently, Megan made her international opera debut in Puccini's Gianni Schicci while studying in Italy. This fall, Megan will attend the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in pursuit of a degree in Voice Performance, focusing in operatic studies. But no matter where she goes in this world, Megan will always be grateful for the TCP family that she has been a part of for more than a decade, and will never forget their generosity in awarding her the Brian Swiger Memorial Scholarship.

The Twin City Players established the Brian Swiger Memorial Scholarship in 1996 in memory of former member Brian Swiger. The scholarships are earmarked for seniors graduating from Berrien County high schools who have demonstrated a strong interest in theater-related activities during their academic careers. Winners, however, can use the award money to pursue any field of study at any accredited college, university, trade school or arts education institution. The scholarship is awarded based upon school and community activities, TCP involvement, grade point average of 2.5 or better and a short essay.

About Twin City Players
Formed in 1932, Twin City Players is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that strives to engage the community in quality theatre that changes lives and to be recognized for organizational excellence producing quality performances in southwest Michigan. The TCP Playhouse is located at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, MI. For more information about TCP, call 269-429-0400 or visit us at twincityplayers.org.




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