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There's No Place Like Center Stage
Lisa Brairton

This summer Mimi Warnick, ‘14 had the pleasure of returning to Upper Darby Summer Stage, a program she grew up with since 2007 as the Director of the Rising Stars program. Mimi worked with over a hundred 7th and 8th graders over the summer to perform two productions of Seussical Kids, a musical filled with the stories of Dr. Seuss. “It has been a dream to return to Summer Stage as a director, and give back to the program that has developed my love for theatre, while also putting my education to use as this is my first professional job as a director,” says Mimi. Mimi also enjoyed being home this summer before leaving for London this fall to work at the Camden People's Theater, where she will experience theatre as a global industry, before completing her BFA in Directing this spring at Emerson College.

Through her time at Sacred Heart Mimi participated in the theatre program under Mrs. Carolyn Slota with some of her favorite roles being Jan in Grease (2012) and Dolly in Hello, Dolly! (2014). Since being in Boston, Mimi has directed several shows such as Godspell, Yo, Vikings!, and A New Brain. She looks forward to directing Spring Awakening and Urinetown before she graduates this upcoming May. 

Mimi Warnick 
SHA Class of 2014
Emerson College ‘18, BFA Directing & Arts Management
Director of Rising Stars, Upper Darby Summer Stage

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Elise Brutschea '15 Selected as a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
Lisa Brairton

Elise Brutschea '15 has been selected as a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious U.S. undergraduate scholarship in Math, Engineering, and the Natural Sciences. This year, only 211 Scholars were selected nationally out of 1,280 finalists nominated by their colleges and universities on the basis of their academic merits. The Scholarship provides $7,500 in funding to sophomore and junior students who show academic promise and intend to pursue graduate research in STEM fields.  During her time at Saint Joseph's University, Elise has been selected for induction into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, received a Younger Chemists’ Committee Leadership Development Award from the American Chemical Society, and an Organic Chemistry Society Travel Grant. She has presented the results of her undergraduate research with Dr. Mark Forman at the 2017 National American Chemical Society meeting in Washington D.C. and at the National Organic Chemistry Symposium. Elise plans to earn a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and pursue an academic career.

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Congratulations to Elise!

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