Friday, May 20, 2011

My Favorite Part of Senior Year

My favorite part of my senior year has been the friends that I have grown closer to throughout the year. Today was our last day of school and I really enjoyed the time I spent with my long-time friends, Kiley, Brenda, Abby, and Bre. We spent the day in Boise, taking pictures with random strangers downtown, making a pyramid out of the senior class, and running around the Boise Zoo. Overall, it ended up being a really fun day that these friends made even better! I've known them since I first came IACS and they have been my friends ever since. This year has truly been a wonderful one and I am very grateful to have developed the relationships that I have throughout my entire high school career.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Senior Project

On Wednesday, April 27th, I held my senior vocal recital at the Caldwell High School auditorium. After four years of being trained classically by my voice teacher and mentor, Margie Koenig, she took the stage with me to accompany me in eight of my favorite songs that I have been practicing throughout the years. It turned out to be a very special event that I got to share with many of the people closest to me throughout the community. The support of friends and family meant a lot to me. In the show, I also had three of my friends do dances to some of the songs off of my albums! Andrea Markham and Kelsey Cornwell performed a lovely modern routine to "Dream On" off of my first album, and Tiffany Slemmer performed an amazing clogging routine to one of my new Gealic songs off of my Celtic Dreams album! The night was a great success. Along with the recital, I also included the process of making my Celtic album, which I recorded in November of last year in Nashville, Tennessee, as a part of my senior project. I look forward to the national release of the CD in the coming weeks.  :)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Show And TELL!!!

Today I am going to tell you about my dog Scooby. Scooby is a miniature dachshund who is now almost nine years old. He is quite the dog, with lots of spunk and character. Around our house, he is the king, and he knows it. He has a little staircase that leads up to my parents' bed so that he can sleep under the covers every night. During his naps, he requires that the heat be turned up in the house so that he can lay on the heater vent with a blanket over him. His favorite toy is a laser pointer, which he chases up and down the hallway for hours at a time. We have tried many of times to teach him good manners and how to play fetch correctly, but he just can't grasp it. They say this is because of his territorial and stubborn breed! My family and I cater so much to this small animal simply because we adore him. He has brought us continual entertainment and laughter for eight and a half years and we think he's the greatest dog in the world. When my dad goes to town or to the dairy to fix a truck or tractor, Scooby is always with him, riding on his shoulders and sticking his snout out the pickup window. He never fails to brighten any day and brings great joy to everyone who meets him. Throughout the years we have made up many songs about him and have collected many statues that resemble him. Scooby is practically my little brother and I love him dearly.