My favorite memory would probably be winning my silver key last year and my gold key this year at Scholastics. They are definitely moments of mine that I am very proud of. And I credit part of those achievements to the teaching from Mrs. Reinbach, and being taught how to understand photography. One of my favorite photos I’ve taken would be one called “Unsolicited,” which won an honorable mention at Scholastics this year. Additionally, I always enjoy the class itself, because the environment is so accepting, and I feel that I can be myself in the class. I love being around artists, and being able to get peeks inside their minds and see their art, and see their unique styles and personalities. I also really love how these classes allow us to be ourselves without a mask that we may put on during school. It’s my favorite part of my day and refreshing. It’s always really fun, and I love that I can have fun while doing what I’m interested in at school.
What would you say to someone who wants to get involved in the Fine Arts at Bacon?
I’d say that you should definitely get involved if you have any amount of interest. Even if you don’t think you have any artistic abilities, you’d be surprised to see what you can do when you’re taught the techniques. You don’t have to be a master of art going into anything, that’s not the goal. The goal is to learn more about your interests, grow in your understanding of yourself, and sculpt your potential skills. It’s so worth it to get involved in these classes because it’s more than just an art class. You get to be vulnerable and express things you might not know how to express. You get to learn about other people’s thought processes and meanings behind their work, and be inspired by them yourself. Being able to recognize the important aspects of life and society. Take advantage of the Fine Arts while you can. Even if you don’t do anything with art in your future, being able to know how to tap into the creative side of yourself is so important. It's something we need in the world.
My plans after Roger Bacon are to save up money to move towards one of my biggest dreams - moving to Arizona. I don’t really know what I’m going to do there exactly, but I know that’s where I want to be. I have considered going in art school for photography in my future, should that fall on my path. I’m sort of just going with the flow, which is a little out of character for me.
I just want to be happy with whatever it is I end up doing, where I am while doing it, and most importantly, happy with myself.
Other Involvement & Interests
I just finished my last season of tennis this Fall. It’s been a really great way to have good, lighthearted fun!