Back to School: Theatre Kid Edition! A Student Blog

Here's my go-to guide on how to be unapologetically theater-y! High school may be hard, but being yourself shouldn't be.

By: Feb. 26, 2024
Back to School: Theatre Kid Edition! A Student Blog
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As you can probably tell from my opening image, a lot is racing through my mind this school year. There’s the aspect of being a senior in high school, being a freshman in college next year, and maintaining my favorite hobby in the world; Theater. As I’m headed throughout my second semester, I’m taking the time to reflect on the things I’ve accomplished, which I think is incredibly important for me because I feel like students don’t give themselves credit. Take me for example. I’m in multiple honor societies, clubs, and do both of the school productions. I often beat myself up because I feel as if I don’t do enough, then remember how tired I am because I do so much. It’s a weird mixture of feelings I’ve never been able to adjust to. However, now that I’m getting closer to the end of high school, past grades don’t bother me as much anymore. I’m so excited to see what college will bring, but I’m still determined to make the rest of senior year awesome. 

I decided to make myself known. I want to make a mark on the school like no other.  How will I be accomplishing that? The first thing I did was, well, quite literally make a mark. I co-founded the mural club with my best friend, and made a theatrical statement on our school’s walls. One of the murals I painted was a silhouette of Jack Kelly from the musical “Newsies” doing the iconic jump. Above him was the quote “keep your eyes on the stars, but your feet on the ground,” said by Kevin Carolan, who played President Theodore Roosevelt in the filmed production. Another way I expressed my loud personality was through becoming an officer for my school’s drama club. I was the ambassador in 10th grade, the secretary in 11th grade, and now the public relations manager in 12th. Being the public relations manager not only helped me express my creativity on social media, it defined what I want to do as a career. I do a lot of stuff, and so I want people to recognize me for it. I make posts on the club Instagram using numerous apps such as Canva, Pic Collage, and Picsart. I will admit, I can be obnoxious at times with my advertising, but I’m a girl who chases after what I want, and if that’s getting people to recognize me and my hard work, I’ll take it. 

In conclusion, being a loud-mouthed theater kid in high school can be a lot, but as long as I’m unapologetically myself, I can do anything I set my mind to.