When 26-year-old Melanie Rogowski attended Central Collegiate Institute some years back, she found the inspiration to pursue her passion in life from the example set by her drama teacher, Wayne Dirkson.
“If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here,” said the University of Regina arts education student, with a major in drama. Rogowski hopes, like her mentor, to inspire the next generation as a high school teacher.
“I love drama, and I’ve got in my blood.”
To help her pursue her dream, on Saturday Rogowski received the Lawrence Wilson Scholarship for Drama. She was one of several recipients of several scholarships, worth a total of $12,000, who won scholarships for dance, music, drama and literature during a Moose Jaw Arts in Motion event at Moose Jaw Cultural Centre.
Each year, the Larry Wilson Scholarships are paid to students 17 years old or older, who have permanently resided in Moose Jaw or the South Saskatchewan Enterprise Region.
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