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Class of 2021 Personal Memoir: Eliza
Eliza, Class of 2021

When I started at Stanley Clark, I was three years old. I’ve been here for almost eleven years. This school gave me so many fun and unique experiences. One of my favorite things about middle school is the plays. In sixth grade, I participated in one called The Great Cross Country Race. I played a rabbit named Mrs. Warren. It helped me with public speaking skills and enhanced my love for acting. Performing on stage is scary at first, but it is so exciting when you get to show off all your hard work to friends and family. Opening night, cast parties, and post-show Dairy Queen is always super fun, but surprisingly not the best part. For me, play practice and rehearsals are even better. This is the time when you bond with the cast and crew and make so many memories.

In addition to being part of the cast, I usually help out with costumes! This is so much fun because you really get to see the production coming to life. In seventh grade, we did A Christmas Carol. This one was a lot of fun because I got to do so many things for the production. I had a dual role as a street urchin/ghost, was part of costumes, and was an usher who passed out programs.     

I always love these plays but I know that many people do not enjoy being on stage. They can instead draw the play design, help out with costumes, makeup, props, construction, you name it. That’s why the plays are always so special. There is something for everyone to do, whether it’s acting or helping backstage. Because of all the different people who participate, you might make friendships and bond with people you may not have before. I know that all of the productions I’ve done have made a positive impact on my experience at Clark. Being here for almost 11 years has made me who I am today.

There is so much joy and happiness at Clark and I am so grateful that I get to come here every day. As I said, there is something for everyone when we do plays, but I think that applies to all of Clark as well. We have sports, art, drama, and so many after school activities to choose from. That’s why I believe this school is for everyone, no matter what you like to do.

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