There are many elements that go into a musical. Months ago we began working through rehearsals, memorizing songs, and learning dances to create an awesome show. With yesterday being our final performance of the past two weekends, "All Shook Up" will be remembered as one of our school's most entertaining musicals. Through musical I've grown closer to so many others. Being involved with the musical is a great way to meet people and work together towards a common goal. I will be continuing with my private voice lessons; I can't wait to see what we put together next year!
I was very touched to learn one of the hospital patients I spent some time with returned to school. I'm glad she's feeling better! As you can see in the picture, the little girl took the bear and autograph card I gave her to school. The teacher told us the little girl told her class about our visit. I am very touched and happy I was able to bring her some joy!
National Pancake Day was a great day to eat at IHOP because everyone receives a free short stack of pancakes. In return, miracle children and I visited tables asking for donations towards CMN hospitals. It was neat to see the restaurant plastered with the CMN balloons the donors had signed. Pancake day is one of my favorite events as a titleholder because it allows me to talk to so many people, as the stream of customers never seems to end.
With a fundraising goal of $1,500 for my 15th birthday, I was absolutely stunned when my event brought in $2,685 for pediatric cancer research. I later found out some of my friends had worked hard to gather donations from others to add to their own donations. Aside from the money raised for Alex's Lemonade Stand, the dance itself was a blast. Several people told me it was more fun than homecoming! So many people donated their talents in set-up, preparation, food, money, and music. It was inspiring to see friends from six different high schools come together to support a cause so very important to me. This event was even more than I'd hoped it would be! Thank you, everyone!