Lights, camera, scholarship!

Lights, camera, scholarship!

Scholarships aren’t just given to anybody these days. What is even more rare is getting $1,000 to any school you want to go to and to study whatever you want.

Senior Seth Betzler won a $1,000 scholarship at the MO-State Thespian Conference 2013 on Jan. 12. Betzler had to create lesson plans for theatre classes, make a video himself teaching one of the lessons and write an essay about why he wants to be a of theatre teacher.

“I think I won the scholarship because I wanted it really badly and I gave it all I had. Also, I have a passion for teaching kids and theatre which is my reason for teaching theatre,” Betzler said.

Betzler is involved in Peer Teaching, the Theatre Department, International Thespian Society, MU Alpha Theta, National Honors Society, Fun Size Films and Special Olympics. He is very dedicated to his schoolwork and currently has a 4.08 GPA.

“When Seth graduates, the theatre department will be losing a great member, but hopefully we can all strive to put as much into the department as he did,” junior Jason Erwin said.

Betzler is deciding between Truman State and Lindenwood for college. He is planning on majoring in theatre, English and education. He would love to be a theatre teacher.

“I think Seth will be a excellent theatre teacher because he pays attention to detail, he’s empathetic and he is great at making people feel better about what they are learning,” theatre teacher Amie Gossett said.