ACT: Arts at the Capitol Theater
EASTCONN's Arts Magnet High School
896 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226 • (P)860-465-5636 (F)860-465-8115
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STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Young Leader in the Making
Emily Fournier, a sophomore and an Acting Major, joined us this year. After adjusting to our cozy community, Emily finds herself enjoying both the classes and the students of ACT.
Most noticeably in History class, Emily has been going out of her way to help her classmates. She has led groups and helped others with reading. She is completing extra assignments and showing great interest in class. Michelle, the Social Studies Teacher at ACT states, “Emily has grown into a leadership role. I believe Emily feels a better sense of self-confidence and holds herself to a higher level of responsibility.”
Emily has taken the role of a peer tutor. She assists other students by reading aloud and facilitating discussion. In addition, Emily has reached out to students who struggle in class and works to support them in understanding. Her approach and nurturing demeanor has helped other students learn to enjoy and appreciate their work, which in turn has promoted a positive classroom atmosphere.
Other than History, Emily truly enjoys her Acting classes and Keyboarding 2 class. She feels the Acting classes have helped her open up and her ability to memorize lines has improved as well. Prior to attending ACT, Emily had a bit of keyboarding experience which helped her transition nicely into Keyboarding 2. She likes learning about the different ways to read music from Kasia.
For Enrichment, Emily participates in the group that volunteers at WAIM (Windham Area Interfaith Ministry). She sincerely expressed pleasure in organizing items throughout the building. This is her first time volunteering within the community. She has had a lot of fun working with others and making new friendships.