2021 Lilly Scholar – Logan Weilbaker

Logan Weilbaker
2021 graduate, Scottsburg High School
Attending Wabash College to major in theater

“My second year at Wabash was just as exciting as the first—in brand new ways. I continued pursuing my theater degree, not only in the classroom, but by working on school productions in any way possible. This year I took a stagecraft class, assisted with wardrobe, ran lighting, designed sound, and even directed a student-written sketch comedy show that attracted one of the largest crowds in recent history. I took my weekly crosswords to a new level, while introducing a new game section, rising in the ranks to Features Editor of the newspaper over the course of the year. And as part of that staff, I got to celebrate as we were named Best DIII College Newspaper by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association. Most rewarding of all, however, were my experiences traveling abroad. In November, I traveled to Prague as part of an immersion course to participate in a master class with Czech puppet makers where I designed and carved my own puppet. In March, I traveled to Athens to conduct research on behalf of the writing center at the American College of Greece. And in May, I toured throughout the Baltic states with the Glee Club—stopping in Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius—engaging in the rich culture of music present there. If all these experiences came about in just one year’s time, I can’t wait to see what opportunities await me in the years ahead.”