Meghan Stecker '16 | Choir Council President
The theme of our March Concert is "Reflect" and as I've been getting closer to graduation, I've been doing a lot of reflecting! I look back at myself in fifth grade and I was an extroverted and sporty child (if you can believe it)! Even looking back to a year ago, I wasn't even close to becoming the person I am now; I imagine in five years, I'll look back to where I am now and think the same thing. That's the thing about people: they are constantly changing and figuring out who they are. You look back at every experience you've ever had and every choice you've ever made and regardless of whether you are grateful for that experience or if you regret it, it still shaped the person you are today. Even my participation in sports, something I have no interest in today, played a significant factor in shaping the person I have become.
After a large amount of reflection, I can say that the best choice I've ever made is being in choir and theatre here at KHS. It is so evident the people in the KHS Choirs and our KHS theatre productions care about and support each other. The music wing is also the place in the school in which I feel most comfortable being myself. I never feel like I have to change who I am in order to fit in, and during a time in your life when you can feel the most alienated, that is so important. Because of the incredible support system that choir, theatre, and yes, even band, have provided for me, I am able to feel confident in who I am and what I believe in. I also have the opportunity to do what I love -- music -- with the people I love every single day. I can't think of a better experience than that.
I invite you to our March Choir Concert on Monday, March 7 at 7:00 in the KHS auditorium to join us as we present songs that focus on reflection. We are excited to welcome the J.R. Gerritts Middle School 8th Grade Choir as they perform with us at this concert. Please take the time during this concert to think about the best experiences you have ever had. Reflect on what has happened in your life that has made you who you are, whether those things are positive or negative. Remember the choices you have made that have lead you here because while it is very important not to dwell on the past, it is important to use it to help us make decisions in the future.
Erin Poggemann '22