Courtney Olson is a freshman from Riverton double majoring in music and theater.
“I’ve always loved to sing,” Olson said. It was during a solo for a Christmas concert in high school that the theater teacher recommended that she audition for a musical.
“I got a small part as an extra but it was a lot of fun,” Olson said. “I would like to do acting and singing professionally.” Olson plans to attend a four year college to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
She chose CWC because of the programs and its affordability.
“I thought it would be nice to stay a year or two before going to a university,” Olson said.
Olson is a student ambassador and in her free time she enjoys singing, watching tv and hanging out with friends.
Olson was nominated by faculty member Mike Myers, professor of theatre.
“Although only in her freshman, Courtney has already played two leading roles: Beatrice in The Servant of Two Masters and Ophelia in Hamlet. Her acting and singing have kept her at rehearsals and performances until late every night, yet she remains conscientious about excelling at her coursework,” Myers said. “Courtney is thoughtful, with an inquiring mind. Above all, Courtney has character–always honest, kind and considerate.”