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December Spotlight Winner
The December Spotlight on Student Achievement in the Arts is awarded to Nebraska Wesleyan University junior, Staci Merritt.
Staci is a triple threat on the NWU stage having recently served as a featured dancer and dance captain in Spamalot. Dan Hays, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Musical Theater at Wesleyan, nominated Staci and describes her as a beautiful singer, outstanding actress, and a patient leader. Staci is majoring in Musical Theater.
Staci expresses appreciation for every aspect of the performing arts including behind-the-scenes roles and responsibilities and in this, demonstrates a mature sense of gratitude. She describes the impact the arts have had on her life this way, “I have learned so much about myself as a person and performer in just the two years that I have been here. The most important thing, however, is that true artists are those who have a desire to come together in an ensemble, tell a story, and share it with other people. My experiences in the arts have helped me develop self-confidence, learn responsibility, and strive to help others.”