Serra senior Galvin Yuan '19 has been selected to receive the President's Scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music, a world-renowned music and theatre conservatory. Galvin, a Taylor Middle School graduate, is an excellent student who earned the Manhattan School of Music's President's Scholarship at entrance. He will study in MSM's nascent musical theatre program, which boasts Tony-winning faculty and staff members. Galvin is particularly interested in the program's relationships with Broadway, which is located close to MSM's campus. Randy Graff, who has appeared in 11 Broadway shows over multiple decades, is a musical theatre faculty member.
At Serra, Galvin has been involved in almost every aspect of Serra's school life. He is a member of the executive student council, president of the school's Tri-M Music Honor Society, president of Serra's chapter of the International Thespian Society, and a member of the Men's Chorus. In Campus Ministry, he has served as a Kairos Leader and a member of the Encounter student leadership team. In support of athletics, Galvin is a manager for the swim team.
Outside of Serra, Galvin is an exceptional archer who was a member of Team USA's Junior Dream Team. He attended training camps in San Diego four to five times per year and was trained by the top coaches in the nation. Last year, he was ranked 10th in the country.
"Coming to Serra has helped me become the person and artist that I am today," Galvin reflected. "Without Tri-School Productions, I would not have realized my love for theatre and I would not have been able to pursue musical theatre in college this coming fall.
"Going on Kairos also legitimately changed my life," he added. "That was when I realized that we all share common experiences in life and that we are more similar than different. Because of that, I was inspired to lead Kairos this year with the goal of hopefully helping my friends who were set to go on Kairos. I'm so glad I decided to come to Serra because without the support and care of everyone here (students, faculty, counselors, and directors), I would not be the person I am today."
We are proud of Galvin's accomplishments at Serra and we are grateful for his service to our school. We wish him well as he pursues his goal of performing on Broadway.