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Calvin Weary '99

"From day one, I knew I was home. With faculty and staff that treated me like family, I always knew I was loved and cared for. It's not just school it's an education!"

Calvin Weary began his lifelong love of the performing arts when he saw The Wiz on Broadway at age two. He credits his mother, Louella Sexton-Morgan, for getting him interested in the arts. "I started taking classes in theatre from a very young age and studied piano, clarinet, and voice," Weary said. "Theatre and music have always been my great escape to the real me." Weary started going to York College in the 10th grade as a dual-enrolled student. He majored in Communications while also studying Public Relations, Speech, Radio, and Television.

Weary was heavily involved on campus, participating in WVYC, the International Students Club, the Black Student Union, and the YCP Players. In addition, he worked for the computer center, acted as a Teaching Assistant for Earth and Space Science, and formed a melodic punk rock band called EDENPARK. "It was a busy time," he said. One of the most influential people in his life is his mother. "She worked at York College for over 20 years to put me through school," said Weary. "She made sure I had every opportunity to become the success I wanted to be." Today, he calls her his "YCP hero."

Since graduating from YCP, Weary has worked as Director of the William Penn Performing Arts Institute and Director of Performing Arts at New Hope Academy Charter School. Currently, he is the President of the York Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as the Founder and CEO of Weary Arts Group (WAG). WAG classes include dance, theatre, musical theatre, stage combat, costuming, stage makeup, videography, music production, stage design, and film study.

–MT and KL

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