Lake Plains Players awards scholarship to Albion senior who wants to be music teacher

Posted 27 May 2024 at 9:11 pm

Press Release, Lake Plains Players

Jason Anstey

Lake Plains Players is honored to announce Jason Anstey as the 2024 recipient of the Lance Anderson Memorial Scholarship.

Anstey is an Albion High School senior who plans to attend Roberts Wesleyan University in the fall for Music Education. His goal to become a music educator stems from his experiences in various performing ensembles, including serving as drum major for the Albion marching band.

Through these roles, Anstey discovered an immense joy in witnessing people’s musical growth, whether through singing or playing instruments. In his essay about what role he hopes to play in society with his participation in the arts, he stated that “In a world often brimming with negativity, these lessons in empathy and creativity are more vital than ever, shaping not just musicians, but exceptional human beings.”

The scholarship is a $1,000 award established in honor of the late Lance Anderson. Lance was the President of Lake Plains Players for over 10 years, and had a passion for education as well as theatre. He was always a vocal supporter of students and a leader in the group’s Summer Theatre Program. He affected the lives and futures of countless young people who are now making their own contributions in the arts fields.  Through this scholarship, the Lake Plains Players hope to continue to honor his legacy.

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