Seniors of the Month
CASA Seniors of the Month for February, 2021
Shalayah Kinder & Brooke Minnich
Congratulations to CASA Senior of the Month for February - Shalayah Kinder!
Shalayah is a dance student who has been attending CASA since 9th grade. She comes to CASA from Harrisburg SD.
At CASA, Shalayah is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. Outside of CASA, she takes dance lessons in various styles and helps as an assistant teacher at The Studio.
Shalayah’s favorite CASA memory is her sophomore year end-of-year performance called, “Oh the Places You’ll Go”, where the dancers all gave Mrs. Battista one last final bow before her retirement. Her favorite artistic pieces she created at CASA were titled, “Natural Disasters” and “Kitchen”.
In the future, Shalayah plans to attend a college or university to study dance.
Shalayah says that CASA has influenced her life by propelling her to continue her passion for dance. She would like to thank all of the teachers and staff who have helped her over the years, and would like specifically to thank Mrs. Battista, Ms. Sexsmith, and Mrs. Chambers for pushing her to excel to greater heights.
Congratulations to CASA Senior of the Month for February - Brooke Minnich!
Brooke is a film and video student who has been attending CASA since 11th grade. She comes to CASA from West Shore SD.
At CASA, Brooke is a member of the National Honor Society and participates in our school’s internship program. She is interning as an assistant to the Director of Photography and Co-editor of an upcoming independent feature film. Outside of CASA, she is currently directing Crossroads Middle School’s radio show, “War of the Worlds”, as well as working as the Assistant Producer for an upcoming television show.
Brooke’s favorite CASA memories are last year’s mid-year show and her time working on the morning announcements show, Late Night with CASA. Her favorite artistic piece she created at CASA was her film, “Isolation”, which was made last year during the height of the pandemic and school closure.
In the future, Brooke plans to attend a college or university to study film production.
Brooke says that CASA has influenced her life by welcoming and accepting her for who she is, and providing her with amazing opportunities to grow into a better artist and person. She says, “I never felt like I was able to fit in anywhere else until I came to CASA, and I am very thankful for that.” She would like to thank all of the teachers and staff who have been helpful, kind, and accepting. She is also extremely grateful for all the friendships, connections, and opportunities that CASA has provided her. “I wish I had attended CASA since my freshman year. It has been a lot of fun and I am definitely going to miss it!”