As the fall break drew to a close, I was hit with a startling realization: that I am an upperclassman. It feels like just yesterday that I was a little freshman, auditioning for Tommy. It’s hard to believe that I have come this far, and quite frankly, I’m terrified.
For the last three years, and much longer in some cases, I have followed the class above me. They have led me through auditions, seemingly endless rehearsals, opening nights, tealights, and Tiny Dancers. In a way, they have been like a security blanket for me. I have trusted them to keep me safe (and sane) through this crazy experience that we call the “Fall Musical.” They have never ceased to inspire me. But soon, they will graduate, and I will have to fend for myself. Not only that, but I will have to be that kind of role model for someone else. It will be my turn to lead.
However, I refuse to let my fear of the future deter me from appreciating this experience. To quote from Children of Eden: “In whatever time we have, we will make the most of time…” That is exactly what I intend to do. So far, my time here as a part of MHS theatre has been truly remarkable, and I would not trade it for anything. Our cast is like a second family, and I love them dearly. I have total faith that our show will meet, nay, exceed the “tradition of excellence” that has been set by generations before us. And as for the seniors? We will do our best to carry on their legacy; though they may not physically be here performing with us next fall, they will forever be a part of the circle.
Katie Beedy (a junior and a third year veteran of MHS theater department’s fall musical)
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be performed at the Moorhead High School auditorium November 9-11, 16-18, and 23-24. Show times for this hilarious musical comedy are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, with Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $6 for students (ages 18 and under) and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the MHS Activities Office or by calling (218) 284-2345.