Drew Arnett receives Hellenic Spirit Foundation Award

William Woods University student Drew Arnett of Columbia, Mo., is the
recipient of the Hellenic Spirit Foundation Award from the Missouri Colleges
Fund in honor of his Greek heritage. Arnett is going into his senior year,
majoring in theatre performance.

He is originally from St. Louis, but his family has moved a total of eight
times during the course of his life. His goal is to get out to L.A. or London
to become a working actor. He hopes to visit London for his final semester to
study abroad, and truly see if he would like the stage life. 
 
Arnettโ€™s outlook on life can
be pretty much summed up in one key phrase, ”Hakuna Matata,” (it means no
worries).  He feels he wouldn’t be the
person he is today without the process of learning how to meet people during
his many moves.
 
His biological father was
born in Greece and the culture has always been in his life. His grandfather
speaks very little English, and lives on the Greek island of Molivos. Meeting
him for the first time last year was definitely a landmark in his life.
 
Arnett has taught himself
how to play numerous instruments, including guitar, bass, ukulele, drums and
banjo. He is a break dancer, a beat boxer, a hackie sack player and a
skateboarder.