Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, MI
As a freshman I maintained a 4.0 G.P.A. all year while I played soccer and was a part of the Wayne Memorial Theatrical Guild Technical which drained most of my time for homework. As a sophomore I took my regular classes, Accelerated Biology, continued to play soccer, be apart of the Technical Crew plus I got my first job and managed to maintain a 3.8 G.P.A. all year. As a junior I took my regular classes, continued to be in the Technical Crew, National Honor Society, plus work and kept a 3.8 G.P.A. So far as a senior I have Advanced Placement English, Advanced Placement Political Science, Technical Crew, National Honor Society, volunteer teacher for a Wednesday night class at my church, plus work and I have gotten a 4.1 G.P.A.
My first theatre show was Thirteen Past Midnight, it was a Murder Mystery and I was a backstage hand. My second show was Beauty and the Beast, the classical Disney story and I had graduated to the Light board as a Light Technician. My third show was It Happens every summer, and I was on cast as Gert the receptionist. However, I still helped the Crew build the set. My fourth show was the famous Broadway musical Hairspray, and I had graduated to the sound board as a Sound Technician. My fifth show was Clock Work, another murder mystery and I had graduated to Stage Manager; I called the cues. My sixth show was another famous Broadway, Legally Blonde, I was one of two stage managers. For my seventh show While the Lights Were Out, I was a Sound Technician again and I had to train a new comer.
I grew up in a Christian daycare. My mother has worked there since she was seventeen and when she had me that’s where I went. Once your no longer a student you can come back to help as a volunteer. I probably only showed up once a month until the summer just before my junior year. I had taken an interest in the Latchkey children and wanted to teach them religion because they weren’t acting very Christian like. I then joined forces with their teacher and I became her assistant. I taught them a lesson everyday in a creative way whether it was through a game, a craft such as the ten commandment paper chain or through an actual sit down lesson that ended up in a class demonstration. We even had a flour war, which the kids loved. The total hours add up to roughly 372 hours.