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Seniors of the Month

CASA Seniors of the Month for May, 2020


Greta Diehl, India Scott, and Chance McConnell



Greta Diehl

Congratulations to CASA Senior of the Month for May, Greta Diehl!

Greta is a theatre student who has been attending CASA since 9th grade.  She comes to CASA from Central Dauphin School District.

At CASA, Greta has been a cast member of the fall play, the spring musical, and the spring play. Outside of CASA, she takes dance classes and spends time with her family and friends.

Greta’s favorite CASA memory is when the art classes go on the CASA Walk in the fall, because she loves to see the leaves changing all around the Capitol building and finds it very peaceful.  Her favorite artistic piece she created at CASA was the theatre’s mid-year performance during her junior year.

In the future, Greta will be attending HACC to major in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice.

Greta says that CASA has taught her to be herself and to always be creative, no matter what.  She would like to thank everyone at CASA and says, “Every year I grew and you all helped me.  I really appreciate that, and am going to miss CASA so much!”

Congratulations, Greta!



India Scott

Congratulations to CASA Senior of the Month for May, India Scott!

India is a dance student who has been attending CASA since 9th grade.  She comes to CASA from East Pennsboro School District.

At CASA, India is the President of Student Council, the Vice President of the National Honor Society, and the President of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts.  She also was a cast member in this year’s spring musical, a staff member of the school yearbook, and was the student intern for Ms. Sexsmith’s 9th and 10th grade dance class.  Outside of CASA, she works a part-time job at the Healthy Grocer.

India’s favorite CASA memory is this year’s mid-year performance.  Her favorite artistic piece she created at CASA is called “The Wooden Masked Men,” which was a duet she choreographed for her junior year choreography workshop.

In the future, India will be attending Drexel University for a Bachelor of Science in Dance.

India says that CASA has helped her develop into the well-spoken and well-rounded individual she is.  She says, “I’ve learned a lot about the value of standing your ground and speaking your mind, while also learning how to work with others and collaborate in a professional setting.  I’ve also learned the value dance has in my life, as-well as all art forms, and I now know truly what my passion is in life and where I want to see myself in the future.  Coming to CASA is the best decision I’ve ever made, and I wouldn’t change a single thing about my experience here.”  She would like to thank the teachers and staff at CASA for reminding her how important it is to love what you do, and for pushing her to always be her best self and grow every day.  She would also like to thank her classmates for reminding her how wonderful it is to be in such a unique community. 

Congratulations, India!


Chance McConnell

Congratulations to CASA Senior of the Month for May, Chance McConnell!

Chance is a film and video student who has been attending CASA since 10th grade.  He comes to CASA from Steelton-Highspire School District.

At CASA, Chance has been an active member of the stage crew for our fall play and spring musical.  He is also the Vice President of the Movie Club. 

Chance’s favorite CASA memory is working on the CASALive! show last year.  It was a great experience to create a show with his peers and bond with them during the process.  His favorite artistic piece he created was this year’s mid-year film, “Insomnia.” 

In the future, Chance plans to attend HACC to major in Business and Accounting, while also working part-time editing films in the Lancaster area.

Chance says that CASA has impacted his life by allowing him to develop his skills for making films, that he would not have otherwise had the opportunity to do, while showing him what a wonderful and positive community the art world is.  To those at CASA he says, “thank you so very much for all of your help, understanding and patience; it really meant and means the world to me and I have never felt more at home than at CASA.  I love this school and will miss everyone!”

Congratulations, Chance!