Judah Woomert is not only an amazing artist, but an incredible human being. The SMMS Committee was thoroughly impressed with his interview, his resume, and his extremely thoughtful and profound application. He truly embodies all that we seek in a recipient who will carry on the legacy of Sam Mossler.
We know that as an artist he will surely - Keeping Evolving
Sam spent his formative years at Booker High School's VPA Theatre Program, where he made friends that would last a lifetime, developed his skills as a young actor, and created an indelible legacy that still lives on to this day. In his memory, we are honored to provide another aspiring young artist the chance to live their dream.
The Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) program offers rigorous, pre-professional training in the arts in five disciplines: Dance, Digital Film & Motion Design, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art.
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Sam had a dream that one day a scholarship would be named in his honor.
We strive to posthumously make that dream a reality, by supporting a young artist in their dream of a life in the arts.
Sam Mossler Memorial Scholarship Fund is established to award an annual $5,000 scholarship to a graduating senior student from Booker High School Visual & Performing Arts Program who will be pursuing a postsecondary education in the arts.
The recipient of this scholarship will embody the talent, character, and passion for the arts that continues the legacy of Sam Mossler.
Comprised of actors, artists, friends, and family who were all touched by Sam's amazing ability to connect with each of us on a personal level and even an audience he never met.
Mickey Mossler - Brother
Dave Russell - Uncle
Nicole Hancock - Life Partner
Jay Duval & David DeWald - Co-Founders
It was a song he wrote, containing poignant lyrics to live-by. You could call it Sam's "Mantra".
Graduating seniors from Booker High School's Visual and Performing Arts Program who will be pursuing a postsecondary education in the arts.
An application and essay or writing sample must be submitted by March of the senior's graduating year and will be a prerequisite for scheduling the audition and interview.
Each eligible candidate will audition and interview with the scholarship committee (virtually for now) in Spring of their graduating year.
The award is determined annually by the Sam Mossler Memorial Scholarship Committee.
The committee is comprised of the friends and family of Sam Mossler.
The award will be presented annually in the Spring of the senior's graduating year.
Absolutely. Donations are much appreciated and will go a long way towards making the dreams come true for an aspiring young artist. Donations are tax deductible as we are covered under a 501(c)(3).
Writing During the Pandemic
Comedy is all about timing
Austin Film Festival 2nd Round Finalist
Pinter Pause Perfection
A little bit of levity in these trying times
It isn't always clear
What we're doing here,
That's the bummer of free will.
But you can be sure
If your heart is pure
Of life's joy you'll have your fill.
-from Keep Evolving, Please
Samuel Arnold Mossler
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