Jenna Sulecki

Jenna Sulecki isn’t from West Virginia, but she’s fallen in love with the state she now proudly calls home. So much so that she wrote and directed an education play about the state’s history called Welcome to West Virginia!

You can read all about the play here.

Jenna serves as the Artistic Associate and Director of Outreach at Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia. She and Josh Lapping are engaged to be married this fall. And she’s got high hopes for the arts in the Greenbrier Valley.

“A  lot of young people leave after high school and don’t come back,” she says. “We’re trying to instill a sense of pride and show them how they can be part of West Virginia’s future.”

Jenna’s co-workers affirmed her unwavering support of and belief in young people, leading her to dedicate much of her professional time educational endeavors in the arts.

For sharing West Virginia history, making it fun, and engaging the next generation of leaders, we are proud to name Jenna Sulecki as the certified Real West Virginian of the Week.

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