Christopher T. VanDegrift-Kram: "The will to envision success, even if I didn't see it growing up."
Don’t be surprised if you see this awardee on the next Broadway billboard. Christopher T. VanDegrift-Kram has used the art of theatre as a medium for moving past his difficult upbringing. While many teens with similar backgrounds may have experienced tremendous difficulties, Chris hasn’t skipped a beat. With an amazing energy and presence, Chris focuses only on the future and giving back to others.
With a strong commitment to use his experiences to give back to others, Chris has devoted over 200 hours of community service and serves as a strong, positive role model for his younger brothers and sister. In addition, Chris holds a 3.8 GPA and is a member of the thespian club.
Encouragement from his Goodwill advisor drew Chris to apply for a Daniel’s Scholarship and college. He will be attending a university in the fall, and who knows . . .maybe The Big Apple will be next?