• This Monday, March 25, kicks off Spirit Week with PJ Day!

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Surviving as an actor in Hollywood

Surviving as an actor in Hollywood

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

December 10, 2018

Filed under Alumni Stories, showcase

From taking on lead roles in short films to participating in Buzzfeed and Google Home commercials, 2005 alumnus Scott Bender has pursued his passion as an actor in Hollywood. This dream first surfaced at North Star Camp for Boys when Bender was 12 years old. “My best friends that I went to camp wi...

Student Spotlight: Dakota Payne

Student Spotlight: Dakota Payne

Kayla Everett, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

Filed under features

With plans of becoming a professional actor, senior Dakota Payne is forgoing a four-year university to pursue his dreams. “Acting is the ultimate freedom’ you can step outside of your own reality and into another,” Payne said. “When I saw Robert Downey Jr. playing a billionaire superhero in...

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