“Being in both of those classes [chorus and drama] really helped me come out of my shell,” says senior, Tori Tindall. Throughout her years at Statesboro High, Tindall has been involved in a variety of performances.
After high school Tindall has been offered a trip to Ireland for two months in the fall, and she plans to take the offer—after her trip she will attend The University of Florida. Even though theater has been a big part of her life, she doesn’t plan on taking a formal drama class, however she will remain involved in that world.
Being a part of the drama and musical theater classes have given Tindall the people skills she didn’t have before, which will help her in the future. Tindall used to be afraid to be in front of people and to talk to them, but with the help of being in drama she isn’t afraid anymore.
“Middle school was a tough time for everybody, we know that, but I was like a hermit. It’s hard to tell now, but I used to be terrified to talk to people. Being around people that weren’t afraid to come up to you…it was terrifying. It really gave me the courage I needed to go after things I wanted,” Tindall said.
As advice for rising seniors Tindall says, “Just go for it!”
Throughout her four years of high school her favorite memory was during her first week here as a freshman. It was close to Halloween and the students were allowed to wear their costumes to school. Tindall came from a uniform school, so she didn’t know they were allowed to wear costumes.
“I walked into this non-uniform school and I see people wearing like, spider-man outfits, and bunny costumes, and I was so confused,” Tindall said.
“I think I’m going to miss the people because I got to watch everyone kind of grow up, and we grew up together. Even though I haven’t been here that long I feel like we’re that family that’s stuck together—we have to like each other at times, but I think when we leave it’s going to suck.”