Lights, Camera, Action


Known for seeming difficult in the movies, acting is a big career that is pursued by the masses. Below those professional levels of acting though, are younger people that want to be “The next big thing.”


Here at Garner, our Eighth, Seventh, and Sixth graders just finished up UIL Speech competition where they go to a school that has been prepared for competition and the judges, then the students wait until their type of act is ready to be judged, ranging from duets to poetry.


Eighth grader Sarah Clamp has performed in several performances, including The Hobbit, Once Upon a Mattress, and other plays. Also she has been in UIL to compete for the trophy.


“I love acting and it is definitely a career I would pursue,” said Sarah.” I find UIL Speech Competition fun because it is fun to watch others do what you love to do. I would pursue acting overall because, you get to be someone or thing that you are not, and you are having fun at the same time.”


She ended by saying, “I started acting because I thought it would be fun to perform in front of others, and I have ever sense I was six.”


Eighth grader Colette Newton loves acting and was in a UIL One Act Play for a play called The Diviners.”I love acting because I feel like I am my own person when I act,” said Colette.


”I found that UIL can be stressful but everybody eventually puts their heads together and gets work done. I do recommend competing, that is, if you can handle it,” she answered.


“I started acting because my sister introduced me to it, and then I met Mrs. Frazier and sense then, acting has been my passion,” she ended.


Garner is putting on Grease, a musical on May 14 at TIME. Talk more about it. Sarah Clamp, Colette Newton, Ricardo Moreno, Marcus Caldera and other people.

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