Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, AZ
I have been involved in theatre in middle and high school for over four years now. I have been involved on the officer board of my schools Theatre/Drama Club since I started High School and have served as President for two years. My freshman year I was inducted into the International Thespian Society. As a senior I serve on the Arizona Thespian Society Board for student officers. As a board we work to promote the arts in our communities and schools. Through high school I worked hard to learn all aspects of the theatre including acting and technical areas. I have won Superiors in Stage Management Competitions as well as show cases for m work. Currently, I teach free workshops to teach young kids about the arts.
I work at a privately owned Dairy Queen as well as spend time as a nanny, and a theatre technician for hire. I believe that every job given to me deserves the up most respect. I started working with my mom when I was just four years old. Ever since then I have lived by the ethic of "if you ant to succeed, you have to work hard". I work as a stage manager for theatre productions, choir concerts, dance concerts, my schools pageant competition, talent shows, and assemblies. As if that wasn't enough, I looked for a job that would be able to accommodate my busy schedule and teach me some real work skills. I have worked in the food industry for seven months. Also, on the weekends and during the summer I nanny for several different families.
When I am not at school or at work, I volunteer at my mothers Montessori school to teach workshops and help with child care. I teach workshops on acting and theatre basics to three levels of day care students ranging from 5-12 year olds. My lessons vary from basic stage directions, improv games, and information on technical theatre. When I am not teaching I chose to just hang out with the kids. With growing class sizes and a larger teacher to student ratio, it is easy for a child to fall into the background. Volunteers like my self enter the class room, to give teachers a hand and make sure that each child id able to get the attention they deserve.