Applying to high school is such an exciting time. I know it was for me, even though it was sometimes intimidating. But worry not, you will soon find the right school that is a perfect fit for you.
Going into freshman year at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was scary, because I did not know anyone. However, I made a group of amazing friends during orientation. When I first started school, I immediately got involved in theatre. I always loved singing, but I had never done a musical before. Little did I know that auditioning would be an amazing start to a journey of finding who I truly am as a performer and as a person. I never considered myself to be funny, but when I got out of my comfort zone and did a scene in front of the whole school freshman year, I heard laughter from the audience. No, they were not laughing at me; they were laughing with me. Because of this, I discovered that I actually had a knack for performing.
I tried out for Comedysportz, our improv team, that same year. If you haven’t been to a ComedySportz match, I encourage you to go. I’ll see you there! Being on the team has not only made me a better performer, but also boosted my confidence and made me an articulate public speaker. Little did I know when I tried out, that I would become the captain of the team my junior year. My ComedySportz experience is unlike any other. I went in knowing nothing, and now as a senior it is so awesome to look back to see how much I’ve grown.
The Flintridge Sacred Heart Chamber Singers, our choir, has been a huge part of my arts journey. My voice has improved so much with help from my amazing teachers. They have pushed me to reach my full potential. I have learned so much from choir, especially the value of hard work. Our choir won an award last year, and in March of this school year, we are going to a national competition in Chicago. I’m so proud to be part of The Flintridge Sacred Heart Chamber Singers because of our team work and our love for music. It’s a passion that I wouldn’t have realized if I had not joined.