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John featured in First Stage's
 
"Last Stop on Market Street"

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"AND STILL LIKE AIR, I RISE", MAYA ANGELOU

John W. Daniels IV, an incoming freshman at Marquette University High School shares his passions in the arts, design, community and beyond. He is CEO of Pontem, a design and financial services company, believing innovation and investment are both bridges towards stronger communities, living up to its Latin name. He also works as an Operations Specialist for Alive Milwaukee, on key projects from community engagement to youth development. John is excited to currently be in his 4th First Stage season, previously featured in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, and production workshops.

John is active in his current school, Steffen Middle school, having served as an AVID demonstration school selection committee ambassador, student council president, and exploring musical interests in playing the baritone, trumpet, and viola.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Financial Acumen | Effective Communication | Vision and Purpose Driven

Tech Savvy | Situational Adaptability | Resourcefulness | Business Insight  Courage | Cultivates Innovation

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CEO and Founder

2016 - PRESENT

Building bridges towards stronger communities via innovation and investment.

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2018 - PRESENT

2021 - PRESENT

4th FSCT Season, currently in "The Last Stop on Market Street" and previously in "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", 
"Snowy Day and Other Stories" and "Arthur Live! - Workshop"

Empowering passionate people to pursue their purpose.

 Student Actor

Operations Specialist

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Incoming Freshman

CLASS OF 2026

President's Magis Scholarship on the HSPT entrance exam, scored in the 98th percentile in the State of Wisconsin, 95th in US.

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8th Grader | Class President

CLASS OF 2022

Band member, AVID demonstration school selection committee ambassador, student council/class president.