IVT presents 2021 Mimi Bryan Scholarships

Indian Valley Theatre recently named of the recipients of this year’s 2021 “IVT Mimi Bryan Memorial Scholarship.” Because of generous donations from the community, IVT was able to award two scholarships this year. Congratulations to Cassandra Weber and Hayden Flodstrom.

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 longtime educator, Bryan 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.

IVT was honored to have Carl Bryan, son of the late Mimi and Rich Bryan, present Weber and Flodstrom with their awards in the auditorium of the recently restored Historic Sandwich Opera House.

Weber graduated from Sandwich High School and will attend Waubonsee Community College. She hopes to pursue a major in elementary education with a minor in the fine arts area. She is a National Honor Society member and has participated and performed in Madrigals, concert and pep bands and Renegade Regiment, and worked behind the scenes in various plays and musicals. She has volunteered with Feed My Starving Children, Fox Valley Older Adults, football concessions, church bell choir and has tutored children. She said this scholarship will enable her to push herself to continue to achieve at her highest potential.

Flodstrom graduated from Plano High School and also plans to attend Waubonsee. She is a talented artist and recently used her artistic abilities to create caricatures of the Top 10 2020 High School Graduates in her spare time. She has competed in the IHSAE Art Competition for the past four years, is an I-8 Conference Winner and has shown her work at various shows in downtown Chicago. She also is in National Honor Society, was senior class president and a leader in the virtual classroom. She has volunteered with Feed My Starving Children and Toys for Tots. She plans to major in business administration and hopes to pair that with a minor in graphic design. She thanks IVT, as this will give her the opportunity to pursue all these interests in the future.

For questions or information about Indian Valley Theatre, email info@indianvalleytheatre.com. For information on the Mimi Bryan Scholarship, email Sharon Pagoria at press@indianvalleytheatre.com. To make a tax-deductible donation to the Mimi Bryan Scholarship Fund so IVT can continue awarding this scholarship to graduating high school seniors in the future, visit IVT’s website at indianvalleytheatre.com/support-ivt-donate/ivt-scholarship.