I started doing improvisational comedy back in eight grade when my friends and I started a Destination Imagination team. We competed in the Improvisational Challenge for two years. My freshman year we won the state championship for Minnesota and moved on to the Global Finals which was held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The experience was so much fun and it influenced me to audition for the improv troupe at Wayzata.
This will be my third and final year as member of the Step Dad Mike improv troupe and I can safely say that it has been the best part of my high school experience. It is something that I always look forward to and I have been fortunate enough to meet so many amazing and hilarious people as a result of it.
Looking back I can see that this experience taught me so much more than I could have ever expected.
What I learned from improv
Link Crew is a freshmen transition program where I assist a group of students in navigating through high school life. As a Link Leader I meet with my group of assigned Freshman once a month throughout the school year. Our goal is to build a stronger sense of community by making a large school feel smaller, and by providing an opportunity to gain different perspectives and experiences from multiple students during trained Link Leader-led activities.
I have done Camp Invention for the past two years.
COMPASS is an experiential career studies program where I am given the ability to explore career paths and work side-by-side with professionals in a workplace environment. The courses are designed and taught in collaboration with business leaders in our community. I won't start my COMPASS class until my last semester senior year but I am nonetheless excited for it.