2020-2021 Senior Speeches
Working in theatrical tech was fun until the pandemic started last spring. At first, we were not experiencing any issues but once we became acquainted, it seemed as if the tech crew would never be the same. Instead, it has opened up a new way to look at theatrical tech for me in that we can now have a lot more freedom when it comes to ideas such as our recent play, Clue.
I could go on forever but all of the lessons I learned and experiences I had these past four years have made me the person I am today. From this speech, I want to leave you with something my basketball coach, Coach Masson, ingrained in me. “Be comfortable being uncomfortable. When you are uncomfortable, that is when you grow the most. And when you grow as an individual, it will be always worth it at the end.”
As I try balancing schoolwork, the fear of losing my family home, friends who might not even remember me, and the trivial, yet significant, loss of all senior perks, I can remind myself that I am a survivor who will not be taken down by COVID, a riptide, or any other challenge life throws at me.
Hope has not faltered, but certainly is running away like the time in this year. It is surely a thing of beauty that after six and a half years of senior speeches you all are hearing this today no matter the current circumstances. As I like to say to everyone, keep your stick on the ice.
I now know that when there is a loss, growth is sure to come, and am grateful for the mistakes I have made and the boundaries I have overcome. I now have a desire to help others like I was helped. Overall, change is hard, but it makes you appreciate the finer moments and helps you avoid taking for granted the people who come into your life.