Seniors of the Month
CASA Seniors of the Month for March, 2020
Riley McKean & Dante Lomma
Congratulations to CASA Senior of the Month for March, Riley McKean!
Riley is a theatre student who has been attending CASA since 9th grade. She comes to CASA from West Shore SD. At CASA, Riley is an active member of our National Honor Society and serves as the Assistant Stage Manager for many of our spring musicals, including Fame, Hair, and Sweet Charity. She also performed in the role of Christine in the fall play, The Bad Seed. Outside of CASA, she volunteers, interns with local theatres, and likes to spend her free time with her family and friends. Riley’s favorite artistic piece she created at CASA is the collaborative scene, “Repetition of Human Mistakes”, from last year’s CASALive! performance. She helped create that piece with her fellow actors and the creative writers, and is very proud of it.
In the future, Riley plans to study stage management with a minor in business management at either Boston University or Shenandoah University.
Riley says that CASA has greatly impacted her life by making her a more open, patient person and has allowed her to develop her collaborative skills. She says, “I am so lucky to have been able to come to a school that has been like a home away from home.” Riley would like to thank every single faculty and staff member at CASA. She says, “I have truly been through so many unexpected events at this school, all of which I was assisted and cared for in the best way possible. I cherish each and every one of you and am so glad that in the coming years, more students will be able to be graced by all of you. I was able to grow so much beyond my expectations because of you, and I will always be grateful for that. I've said it once and I will say it again, coming to CASA was the best choice I have made. I truly wish that everyone had the experience that I got to have in my high school career, but of course they won't because there is only one CASA.”
Congratulations to CASA Senior of the Month for March, Dante Lomma!
Dante is a creative writing student who has been attending CASA since 9th grade. He comes to CASA from Central Dauphin SD.
At CASA, Dante is an active member of Student Council, the Coexist Club, and the National Honor Society. He currently is completing an internship with Representative Patty Kim. Outside of CASA, he plays on the varsity soccer team for Central Dauphin, plays on the Capital Area Soccer Association travel team, and works part-time for Dauphin Pizza.
Dante’s favorite CASA memory is when he took Noah Smull to winter formal sophomore year. His favorite artistic piece he created was his poem, “Sticky Bun”.
In the future, Dante would like to study economics and political science in college.
Dante says that CASA has impacted his life by giving him the opportunity to meet so many of the people he loves dearly and who have helped make him into the person he is today. He would also like to say, “To everyone that blessed themselves by being my friends, thank you.” Finally, he would like to give a shout-out to the bands, Whit Waltman and The Watergate.