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education

Goleta's Student of the Year
is a Rising Star
N O L A N M O N T G O M E R Y H A S been performing since he was five years old. Now a senior at Dos Pueblos
High School, Nolan starred in the last two productions of
the Dos Pueblos Theater Company and will soon be heading
off to college to perfect his craft.

ute benefit concert that brought together talented youth
performers from across the County. The event raised over
$8,000 for the United Way: Thomas Fire and Flood Fund.

Nolan was born and raised in Goleta. His parents Jenna and
Sean are both teachers in the Goleta Union School District.

"The Benefit Concert was probably the most inspiring experience of my life," said Montgomery. "I thought that I could
use the musical talents of the youth in Santa Barbara and
Goleta to help bring joy back into the community"

In 2017, Nolan was awarded the title of Santa Barbara Teen
Star. The popular local show was created by Santa Barbara
native Joe Lambert as a way for students to learn about
scholarship opportunities and the music industry.

Montgomery recently wrapped his role in Dos Pueblos
Theater Company's 2019 show, Westside Story, where he
played the lead, Tony. Nolan claims this was his favorite
production yet as it is the first show he truly felt fearless.

"Teen Star was such an amazing experience, and taught
me so much about the music industry, and who I want to
become as an artist," said Nolan.

In addition to theater, Nolan has been involved with
DPNews since his sophomore year. Next year, he will be
attending Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music,
pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre.

In 2018, The Dos Pueblos Theatre Company presented
Disney's "Newsies, The Musical," under the guidance of
critically acclaimed director Clark Sayre. DPHS was one of
only five schools in the country to perform the big musical,
including a gender-blind cast of more than 70 students.
Montgomery led the cast playing the role of Jack Kelly.
After the tragic Thomas Fire and subsequent Montecito
Mudflow incident in early 2018, Nolan organized a trib-

"My dream, since I was in first grade, is
to become a successful Broadway performer," said Nolan. "Basically, I have
worked my entire life on perfecting
my craft, and I plan to keep working, so my dreams can become a
reality."

Left to right: Nolan pictured for Dos Pueblos Theater Company's rendition of Disney's "Newsies, The Musical" in
2018. Nolan with his parents, Jenna and Sean and friend, Lindsey Fischer at the 2018 Goleta's Finest Community
Awards Ceremony. Nolan Montgomery pictured as Tony in West Side Story alongside cast members Nevaeh
Harrington, Isaac Hernandez, Klarissa Neumann, Nate Vance and Mathew Kleeberg. Nolan on set of DPNews.
Photos courtesy of Dos Pueblos Theater Department.
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