I can honestly say this about my four years in the theatre magnet. I think this applies like no other, actually. It was hard. It was hard to emotionally, physically, socially, intellectually, and mentally commit myself to that theatre, to those people, to that legacy. There were times if I wondered if everything had been worth it: moving states, sacrificing a typical “high school experience”, risking a career, and so forth. I sometimes wondered if I had been better off in the chorus or dance magnet. I wondered if at the end, things really did become worth it. And it has. It was the best four years that I have experienced up to date, and it will forever be some of my fondest memories of growing up. I have learned more here than I think I will ever learn. I have created a family and a “home” of my own that will last me a lifetime with people I know I will never forget. I will remember each and every one of them. It wasn’t paradise, but it was home, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Thank you. I don’t know how many times I’ll be saying that…but thank you for everything. Thank you.