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Ava Conway


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I am graduating from Germanna Community College with an associate degree in General Studies. I will also be graduating with an advanced diploma from Eastern View High School this year as one of the Top 20 Students in my graduating class. I’ve been involved in many extracurricular activities, events, and leadership roles at both schools and in my community. I’ve participated in numerous theatrical productions- including summer productions at Riverside Theater and sung with multiple choral ensembles to include the Virginia All State Choir. I’m a member of NHS, and serve as the International Thespian Society President and Tri-M Honor Society Vice President. I also serve as an Advisor for the Culpeper Board of Supervisors Culpeper Youth program and volunteer regularly with the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce. At Germanna, I excel academically graduating summa cum laude. I volunteer as a Peer Mentor and speak to prospective students about the benefits of being a Germanna Scholar. I was also invited to meet the new VCCS Chancellor, Dr. David Dore, and share my experience as an Early College Scholar. I am appreciative of the opportunity to jumpstart my college career so I can explore multiple sectors of my intended discipline without prolonging the time to earn my degree. I plan to attend a four year university where I will major in performance theater and earn my BFA and eventually my MFA and teaching license. I aim to inspire others who share a passion for the arts to pursue a career in the field by providing access and opportunities to learn about and develop their craft.


Germanna Community College

Associate's degree program
2022 - 2024

Eastern View High School

High School
2020 - 2024


  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Performing Arts

    • Dream career goals:



      2018 – Present6 years


      • Varsity Letter


      • High School; Riverside Theater; Redford University Summer Governors School

        2015 – Present

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        Culpeper Chamber of Commerce; Culpeper Youth Network; Culpeper Library — Youth Advisory Council and CulpeperFest Volunteer for Setup, Ticket collection; Breakdown
        2016 – Present

      Future Interests




      Rep the Pep Scholarship
      I will be studying performance theatre in college and earn my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. I plan to later earn my Master of Fine Arts degree and become a theatre instructor. The first thing I ever said I wanted to be was an actor, and my passion for it only grew as I learned what it truly entailed. Acting is a chance to take a character off of a page and transform them on stage and screen to tell their story. Many characters that I've watched and played have inspired me and helped me grow throughout my life. From Annie (1982) I got my very first dream role. From Cinderella (1997), I learned that I can be beautiful in my own skin with my own hair, and playing Katherine Plumber in Newsies taught me that I should not be afraid to dream for the impossible or fight for what’s right. Recalling the impact these characters had on me is a reminder of how important the people who bring these characters to life really are. My main goal as an actress is not to be the center of attention, but to reach someone’s heart and mind the way some of my favorite actors have reached mine. I also grew up in a small town where it’s extremely difficult to gain access to resources to train as a fine artist. I always wanted more opportunities and experiences to grow my craft, but either couldn’t access them, or couldn't afford them. Since I didn't have this access to training outside of public school, it was much harder to get into selective programs where I could receive it. The most disheartening part of it all is that I know there are people who have less opportunities than I do. Though I don't have many training opportunities outside of school, I do attend a high school with hard-working staff that put effort into producing shows for their students. There are many schools that do not produce shows, or even have fine arts classes. I used to say I would never want to be a teacher. This was before I worked with the amazing educators at my school that showed me that a teacher’s hard work can have a significant impact on their students’ lives. My choir and drama teachers have helped me grow my understanding of the arts, while also creating a safe space in their classrooms and providing a listening ear when I needed it. Though it’s hard to find opportunities, most of the non- school related performance and training opportunities that I’ve had were ones that they told me about or helped me prepare for. Everyone deserves a chance to thrive in what they love to do, no matter where they are from. It's important to me that I help others, even if it’s a small number of people, get that chance. With the education and training I receive, I want to help others like me access the resources they need that may seem out of reach.