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October 2022

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Atlas Ritter

Congratulations to October’s Senior of the Month, Atlas Ritter!

Atlas is a visual arts student who has been attending CASA since 9th grade. They come to CASA from West Shore SD.

At CASA, Atlas is a member of our weekly morning news show, It’s Always Sunny at CASA, and hosts the “Good Boys” segment. Atlas was also a part of the design committee for the chameleon mascot last spring. Outside of CASA, they work a part-time job at a local dog groomer.

Atlas’s favorite CASA memory is when the Class of 2023 took a big group selfie at the beginning of this year. Atlas’s favorite artistic piece they created was their wearable art garment, which was frustrating to create, but well worth the result.

In the future, Atlas plans to take a gap year to work full-time and then wants to attend Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

Atlas says that coming to CASA was a huge step for them. They say, “I didn’t want to be at CASA at first. We had moved from my hometown two hours away and all I wanted was to be at home with my friends. However, over the years, I’ve grown artistically and socially, and I’m proud of the work I’ve created and friendships I’ve made because of CASA.” Atlas is thankful for their experience at CASA. They say, “It really means everything to have gone to a school like this. I never thought I’d be able to do art as a profession, and now it feels totally possible!”

September 2022

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Kailynn Bardo

Kailynn is a dance student who has been attending CASA since 9th grade.  She comes to CASA from Central Dauphin SD. 

 

At CASA, Kailynn is the President of our National Honor Society, a member of the Student Council, and a member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts.  Outside of CASA, Kailynn participates in her local Girl Scouts organization and has earned both her silver and gold awards.  She also runs a crocheting business with her friends and works part-time at Sweet 717. 

 

Kailynn’s favorite artistic piece she has performed in was the piece, Caught in Strings, from last year’s midyear performance. 

 

In the future, Kailynn plans to attend a college or university, and would like to double major in Literature and Bio-Chemistry.   

 

Kailynn says that CASA has impacted her life by providing her with an encouraging environment to grow as an individual and develop both her artistic and academic voice.  She says, “CASA has given me a plethora of opportunities, as well as propelled my academic success for the future.”  Kailynn would like to thank everyone at CASA who has helped her on her journey—“I want to thank my parents for their unconditional love and support, and my amazing teachers who have helped me grow and push myself out of my comfort zone!” 

 

Congratulations, Kailynn!