Ty Alpaugh has been recognized as an outstanding student by Western Wayne High School Administration. She is a senior who has just been accepted into the prestigious Vassar College located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Ty, a two-year National Honor Society member, is a National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalist who scored a 1500 out of 1600 on her SAT with her score evenly split between Reading and Math.
She greatly looks forward to studying liberal arts at Vassar next year with a focus on drama and film.
Ty has been interested in these areas of study throughout her high school career. She dedicated herself to four musical productions at Western Wayne playing roles such as Pinocchio in Shrek, Rose Alvarez in Bye Bye Birdie, and she is currently in rehearsals to play Billie Bendix in Nice Work if You Can Get It. Ty loves developing her acting, singing, and dancing skills in musical theater.
She aspires to one day live and work in New York City. She dreams to earn a living on Broadway as an actress but also has an interest in cinematography. Currently she is taking a video production course at Western Wayne and looks forward to pursuing this study in college.
Ty also has much experience with music through her participation in band and chorus during her high school years. Ty plays the drums in Western Wayne’s marching band and plays mallet percussion for the concert season. She also has served as historian for the band for two years.
Along with all of her performing arts experiences at Western Wayne, Ty is proud of her accomplishments as an athlete. She has participated in Western Wayne’s Tennis team for four years serving as co-captain her senior year. The team made it to playoff rounds this year.
Ty feels excited to take all of her enthusiasm for excellence in all areas to Vassar this fall.
“I just can’t wait to meet all of the new people from different backgrounds,” she explained. “I feel like it will be such a tight knit community at Vassar where everyone has a passion for the arts.”
From left: Alpaugh and Western Wayne High School Principal Paul Gregorski.