Shipbuilders Strong | The Morse High School Class of 2020 For Real.
“My first ever musical” is what Violet was most looking forward to this Spring semester at Morse. For the first time since 2005 Morse High School was going to produce a musical. The last one was a cut down version of “Hair” which Mr. O'Leary, Morse's drama teacher, said they jokingly called 'Follicle!'
About being a Shipbuilder, Violet will miss her theater family the most. Shown here with the sweatshirts from each year's participation in One-Acts, Vi is mourning the early end of her theater career. In fact, it is the historical Montgomery Theater, and the comfort it gives her, that she will miss the most about Morse High School, the building at 826 High Street.
Looking through the glass doors, up the stairs to the theater, Vi is heart-broken about the abrupt ending to her 4 years of theater and the family that it had become for her.
Her optimism persists, however, as she looks forward to attending SMCC for her Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts this fall. One thing she has learned about herself during this pandemic spring is that she is very ready to become a college student.
Vi has some advice for underclassmen and future Shipbuilders, too. She says to “Stop focusing on the drama, you won’t remember that 20 years down the road when you're out of school.”
Here's to You, Vi! Thank you for sharing your story with us all.