CLASS OF 2022
Colton Berckenhoff is attending Texas A&M university for finance. He served as sound crew head for all four years of high school and had worked on shows such as Christmas Carol, Clue, and Curious Incident. Colton loves all aspects of tech and has throughly enjoyed his experiences in theatre. He will miss the directors and the friends he made, and wishes the best for the department's future.
Seraiah Bruno was a part of the GOHS Theatre Department throughout her 4 years at GOHS. She performed in a Christmas Carol, Peter and the Starcatcher, the improv murder mystery show, Jukebox Musical, and the lead role Prospera during the Shakespeare show The Tempest. Her favorite memory would be advancing with the UIL troupe to Area Contest. After graduation, she plans on majoring in Economics at Columbia University as a student athlete. She wants to thank all of the thespians and friends that had allowed her to make positive long lasting memories. In addition, she wants give a special thanks to Mr. Meador and Mrs. Malson for providing unwavering support and encouragement.
Nevaeh Dureso is attending Lone Star College and plans to study Marine Biology. She was part of the Grand Oaks Theatre department all 4 years of high school. She performed in A Christmas Carol, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Jukebox Musical. She was also part of our Improv Team for all 4 years. Theatre has been such a blessing in her life and is so grateful for the friendships she has made along the way. She would like to thank everyone is the theatre department for being so loving and always welcoming people with open arms. She loves you all and theatre will always have a special place in her heart!
Thomas plans to go to Lone Star out of high school to study both computer science and acting and vocal technique in his future. He loves acting, and his dream is to act professionally, while pursuing coding. He performed in the Grand Oak High School Theatre Department since the inaugural '18-'19 year as a freshman. His favorite memories would be Saturday rehearsals where he was granted the opportunity to further bond to other actors and work to perfect the rehearsed show. He hopes all future thespians can have just as much fun as he had through his theatre experience.
Ally was part of Grand Oaks Theatre all four years of high school. She participated in numerous ways from assistant stage managing, to light crew, to acting. She was an officer for her senior year and throughly enjoyed the experience. She is going to Lone Star in the fall and though she isn’t sure what she wants to major in just yet, she’s sure she’ll figure it out along the way. She had a blast during her time in GOHS Theatre and will forever cherish the memories made with her friends in the department. She can’t wait to see what the future of Troupe #8779 holds.
Sydney Lafferty is headed off to Texas State University to get her degree in Theatre Education. She had a blast all four years of high school and can’t wait to tell her future students about how positive her experiences were in GOHS Theatre. Some of her highlights include advancing with CLUE and Curious Incident OAPs, nationally qualifying at TTSF, and being on the State Champion Improv Team during her junior year. She can’t wait to come back and see the wonderful GOHS Theatre students continue to make magic!
Kati Milam is attending Lone Star College and plans to study Business Marketing. She has dedicated all 4 years of high school to the GOHS Theatre Department, and is ecstatic to witness the troupe grow throughout the years. She would like to thank her directors in encouraging her to grow and their leadership which influenced her to be confident and helpful to her friends. She would also like to thank Troupe #8779 for the great memories and best friends that she’ll never forget! Kati served as an officer her Senior year, as well as a Production Class Member her Sophomore through Senior years. Some of her roles include Miranda in The Tempest, Mrs. Moffett/Mrs. Kirke in Little Women, and Judy Boone in The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-time.
CLASS OF 2021
Chloe Alexander is attending the University of Arkansas, studying nursing. Theatre has been such a blessing throughout Chloe's high school career as it has brought her a safe and welcoming community, and an outlet to escape the stresses of being a teenager. She is forever grateful for the lessons learned, people met, and performances experienced here in this department. Chloe can’t wait to cheer you guys on from the audience. Thanks to the directors and fellow classmates for allowing her to be apart of these 4 wonderful years. I love you all so very much! Some of her favorite performances were as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Jo March in Little Women.
Kaylee Cerean has been part of Grand Oaks Theatre since it was established in 2018, first as an Assistant Stage Manager for A Christmas Carol. She later played the evil witch Sycorax in The Tempest and one of Black Stache's Pirates in Peter and the Starcatcher! After graduation, she will be working full-time at a day care and attending Lone Star College to get a Non-Invasive Diagnostic Sonography Degree in order to become a Pregnancy Ultrasound Tech. She loves that Grand Oaks Theatre is a very welcoming program and knows that new Thespians will come to love it, too!
Micheal is attending the Lone Star Honors Program. Some of his favorite high school Theatre memories include playing Prentiss in Peter and the Starcatcher and Improv (specifically the choose your own adventure longform). His Favorite Memory is jamming out to music and eating snacks with Ella McDonald on the way to UIL competition for CLUE.
Olivia Green is attending Texas Tech University to acquire a Bachelor of Psychology to become a Child Therapist! She served as a Theatre Officer her sophomore year, and served in the Production Class her junior and senior years. Some of her highlights include Fan Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol,’ Anabella Schmidt in ‘The 39 Steps,’ and Hannah in ‘Little Women.’ Her favorite memory was jamming out before shows while getting ready with her castmates. GOHS Theatre was truly her favorite part about being in high school, and she will cherish these memories forever. Here’s to new experiences, Wreck ‘Em Tech!
Ella plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education. She’ll be studying with a focus in Urban learning and teaching children of economically diverse backgrounds. She is beyond thankful for the opportunities GOHS Theatre has given her, and is excited to see the department grow in the years to come. Some of her roles include Mr. McGarrigle in The 39 Steps, Mrs. Peacock in CLUE, and Marmee March in Little Women. She led the Improv Team as Team Captain when they won State Championship in 2020.