As many of you may know, my last days as a Shanksville-Stonycreek High School senior were less than enjoyable. A decision regarding a certain situation caused my privilege of being able to speak at the commencement ceremony as the Salutatorian to be revoked. However, many people have encouraged me to share my speech via the … Continue reading "TBD – To Be Determined"
"Well folks, we've come to the end of the road. The past two months of preparation and dedication all come down to this. You all have not only become castmates, but a close-knit group of friends. To be able to give an audience the gift of laughter is truly a talent and a gift. So, as … Continue reading "Medium Rare" – A Shanksville Drama Club Production
When looking back at history, it’s clear to see how certain patterns and trends affect populations of people. One such trend is the attempt to stifle or limit the public’s right to access information. Whenever a group of people feels that the metaphorical wool is being pulled over their eyes, the situation can escalate in … Continue reading Censorship in the Public Education System
This past weekend, my school's Forensics team traveled to Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA to compete in the Pennsylvania High School Speech League (PHSSL) State Tournament. From March 21st to the 23rd we competed, spent time with fellow Forensicators from neighboring school districts, and made great memories. After the initial opening ceremony, the real fun … Continue reading Winning With Words