Green Horn Interview
By Laurel Porter
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School, wants to supplant Meredith Vieira,graduate high school as valedictorian, and visitFrance, though not necessarily in that order. A native of
seventh grade when her father changed jobs. Schuck isan only child. She lives with her parents and the family’stwo cats, Sugar and Twix. The
interviewedSchuck and asked her about her involvement in dramaand other extracurriculars, her career plans, and her interest in writing.
What do you do for fun?
I absolutely love to read and write.
, byS.E. Hinton, is one of my favorite books. And I alsolike
A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeline L’Engle.
What are your favorite genres of writing?
A Wrinkle in Time
[is differentfrom that], but the protagonist is still just an ordinarygirl, and then stuff happens and she has to go on anadventure across the universe. I like Madeline L’Engle’sAustin series, too. Those are more realistic.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would like to be either an author or a broadcastjournalist.
Do you write now?
I do write right now. I write stories and poems. My
Have you written anything that you’re proud of?
I wrote a poem that I really liked. It was called “BuriedBeneath,” and I was really proud of it. It’s about howpeople have many layers to them, and you don’t knoweverything about them.
Why are you interested in broadcast journalism
Kiely Shuck on Reading,Writing, Drama, Math
I love being on stage. Also, I’ve been watching theTODAY Show since I was really little. I want to be ananchor on the TODAY Show.
What are your favorite extracurricular activities?
I enjoy drama club and mathletes.
Can you talk about mathletes a bit?
I love mathletes. In the beginning of the year, I wasthe only person on the junior team. It was a lot of fun.I got to hang out with the older team, but it was kindof lonely because I was the only one. My coach is Mrs.[Marlene] Allen. I sometimes go over the practice sheets[problems] at home, but I do most of my training atour practices.
What’s your favorite part about mathlete meets?
The food. I also really enjoy just sitting down and doingthe math problems during the competition.
What are you doing right now in the SHS DramaClub?
I’m playing Queen Aggravain in our spring musical,
Once Upon a Mattress
How do you feel about playing a lead role as afreshman?
I’m really proud, and I hope that I do a good job. I’mreally happy that I got the part, though.
What are some of the challenges involved in playingthe queen?
Well, she’s really mean, and I’m not. It’s out of char-acter for me.
Do you pursue drama outside of school?
[I do a summer day camp in New Jersey] called “AChildren’s Theatre Workshop.” We put on a semi-professional show, with costumes, props, and sets, inthree weeks. It’s really stressful, but it’s a lot of fun. Ireally like it. I’ve been doing that camp for about threeyears. I also did a different summer program called“Kids in the Park” for four years. We had two weeks toprepare a show, and it actually took place outdoors in anamphitheatre. It was less professional than the TheatreWorkshop, but it was still a lot of fun to do.
What are your favorite parts of these camps?
Both of the camps were great. My favorite part is atthe very end, when we put on the show. Everyonecomes to watch us. I also really like to hang out withmy friends there.
What was the most recent show you performed?
The most recent show I did was the musical Fiddler onthe Roof. I was Grandma Tzietel, and I really enjoyedplaying her. My character was a little old lady who wasa ghost, and I had a song to sing. I also liked the story,and the music is really great in that show.
A Change Is Gonna Come
Jeanice Gareld registers SHS seniors in early February.
The school budget squeaked by in early March.