Congratulations to January’s Senior of the Month, Ezra Lane!
Ezra is a visual arts student who has been attending CASA since 9th grade. She comes to CASA from Susquehanna Township SD.
At CASA, Ezra participates in our Student Council and internship program. She participates in the Scholastic Art Competitions and has won a Gold Key, three Silver Keys, and two Honorable Mentions for her work. Outside of CASA, she plays on Susquehanna Township’s Varsity Softball Team, takes kickboxing classes, and has been interning at the Whitaker Center in the Sunoco Theatre.
Ezra’s favorite CASA memory is the chaos of tech week during her junior year’s CASALive! show. Ezra’s favorite artistic piece she created was the lightbulb sculpture she made her freshman year.
In the future, Ezra plans to attend Delaware College of Art and Design to major in Technical Theatre or Art Education.
Ezra says that CASA has impacted her life by providing opportunities to meet other artists like herself and a space where she can grow and develop her art and skills. She would like to thank all of the teachers and staff members who have had an impact on her life. She says, “I appreciate all of the teachers and staff so much as they have helped me artistically, academically, and personally through the past four years. My CASA family has grown to be very important to me, and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything!”
Congratulations to December's Senior of the Month, Robert Myers!
Robert Myers is a music student who has been attending CASA since 9th grade. He comes to CASA from Carlisle Area SD.
At CASA, Robert is a member of our Student Council and National Honor Society. Outside of CASA, he is a Resource Steward for the Friends of Michaux State Forest Chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, and works part-time doing landscaping for Mitchell's Lawn Care.
Robert's favorite CASA memory is working on our morning television show, It's Always Sunny in CASA, specifically doing the filming and editing for segments like "Kemit on the Kurb". His favorite artistic piece he created was the song, "Blueprint," from last year's CASALive! show.
In the future, Robert plans to attend a college or university to major in music performance or music technology.
Robert says that CASA has impacted his life by improving his overall musical composition skills and giving him the opportunity to work on those skills in a group setting. He would like to thank his teachers who have helped him grow and develop academically and artistically. He would also like to thank Mrs. Leonard for giving him Ethan's nickname, and give a shout-out to Colin Michels for taking this photo.
Great job, Robert!
Congratulations to November’s Senior of the Month, Lena Bubnis!
Lena is a visual arts student who has been attending CASA since 9th grade. She comes to CASA from West Shore SD.
At CASA, Lena participates in the Scholastic Art Competitions and helps with the Gallery Walk event each fall. Outside of CASA, she takes piano lessons and works part-time at the New Cumberland Public Library.
Lena’s favorite CASA memory is from freshman year French class when the class had a crepe party. Lena’s favorite artistic piece she created was the first visual art project for her senior year’s sustained investigation on the human sense of touch.
In the future, Lena plans to attend a college or university in Europe to study fashion styling and creative direction.
Lena says that CASA has impacted her life by providing her with an environment to find herself creatively and grow as an individual. She says, “I’ve met some of my best friends here, and without CASA, I would have not been able to grow as an artist or break out of my shell to become someone I’m proud to be.” Lena would like to thank her parents for always being her biggest supporters. She would also like to thank her Visual Arts teacher, Ms. Johnson, for providing her support and helping her solve problems that arose during art projects. She is appreciative of Ms. Johnson allowing her to grow on her own time, while also pushing her to be the best version of herself.
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!”
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!”