Wesley Hemmann, recipient of the inaugural Ann Brougher Noll Memorial Scholarship
Wesley Hemmann, recipient of the inaugural Ann Brougher Noll Memorial Scholarship (SUBMITTED)

DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre awarded the first Ann Brougher Noll Memorial Scholarship to Wesley Hemmann following the Sunday performance of "The Gentleman from Indiana."

Wesley recently graduated from Red Lion Area High School. He plans to study musical theater at Marywood University. Wesley became involved at DreamWrights after Martin Library's Youth Empowerment Summit in 2009. He worked as a camp assistant at DreamWrights camps and performed in several teen musicals.

This winter, DreamWrights, a York children's theater organization, established the scholarship program in memory of founding member Ann Brougher Noll. She served as the president of the board of directors for two years, and was executive director until her death in 2006. Through the W. Dale Brougher Foundation, Noll's father and his wife have provided support for DreamWrights, which celebrated 15 years earlier this year.

The scholarship was designed to honor a high school student active in the community and arts program. The goal is to aid the recipient in their continued growth and education. The amount of the scholarship is determined annually by the board of directors. This year, it is $500.

For details about DreamWrights, call 717-848-8623 or visit www.dreamwrights.org.