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the next adventure.

As I said in my last post, this summer has been full of adventures. But I think I’m about to set out on my biggest adventure yet.

I can’t wait to move into my dorm at Ithaca College (in two days!) I don’t know what’s in store on this next adventure, but I’m so excited.

For those of you who attended the summer concert last weekend, what I wanted to say (before my dad interrupted me to tell me to hurry it up and introduce the band…and before my horrible attempt at Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”) was how lucky I am to have grown up in such a supportive community. Before I take off on my next adventure, there are a few people that I wanted to thank for helping me along my journey.

Without the Morgan Arts Council and wonderful people like Pat Springer and Tom and Beth Brooks, I would have never discovered my love for singing and the arts. I discovered myself and made a lot of great lifelong friends on the stage of the Ice House Theater. I love you guys.

Without the help of my mommy and daddy and my second family, Russell and Mommy Angela, I would have never found my passion for politics or “toilet talk.” A special note to Russell: If you ever write an article about my school like you did to Zane’s, I’m kicking you out of the family. Also, the “virtuous circle” will never work. It’s a bad idea. To both Russell and Mommy Angela: My parents are going to be a mess when I leave (or at least, they’d better be.) Please take care of them, and make sure that my mom doesn’t kill my dad.

Thank you to my Barbara Ingram family and teachers, particularly Francesca Aguado and Joseph Pacitti. It was a bumpy ride at times, but I know that I left high school prepared for just about anything.

There are so many more people that I’d like to mention, but I’m going to wrap it up by thanking my entire town again. Thank you for all of the support, love, and opportunity you gave me.


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