Is Germantown High School the right school for anyone with a passion for the arts & academic rigor? Without a doubt, yes! As an IB student, studying for a quiz, test, or in general is the norm but combining the IB work load with the Production Workshop class may seem impossible. It is not impossible. The key to this possibility is balancing out work with good time management skills. I first obtained this skill from working with GHS-TV and the Poplar Pike Playhouse sophomore year. Not many teens around the country can say they have the same knowledge as I do when it comes to writing a script for a daily newscast or report or operating a sound board found in music studios. GHS-TV offers a variety of opportunities to enhance your work ethic and leadership skills. Students who do not wish to be on-air, can work behind the scenes as a producer, director, and a camera operator to name a few. Any job or task received requires prioritizing. During the play and musical seasons, I work at the maximum level of pushing myself to complete every task because obligations do not only lie with the PPP but also GHS-TV. The true definitions of commitment, trust, and responsibility can be noted in the production workshop class.
While still an IB student and working after school and on the weekends with production, I get asked the question “Do you have a social life?” or “How are you not dead?”. Be assured that I am very much alive. Staying so heavily involved in two rigorous programs does not hinder me from hanging out with people and family outside of school, nor do these programs cause me to devote so much time that I never sleep. These programs force me to be a communicator, a type of person that the world needs more of! Although I do get tired, I’m only tired because I’m passionate in the work that I do in production and IB. Our “tradition of excellence” at GHS is something what I aspire to keep uphold before I graduate with the class of 2018.