UC Essay #2 - Why did you apply to each of the academic...

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Why did you apply to each of the academic programs listed on your application? This personal statement should provide additional information not already referenced in your application. The first time I was introduced to technical theatre was during my 7th grade year. The school was putting on a production of High School Musical . Some of my marching band friends were of it, so I decided to join the lighting crew. I got put on the most difficult job ever: spotlight. Anyhow, during the performances, I found myself doing the choreography and singing with the performers. I thought that I was stealing the spotlight, both literally and figuratively. Since then, I found the theatre is a place where I can truly thrive. The next year, our program performed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. After the audition, I believed I would get the main role and dive right into theatre with a splash! My expectations were then matched when I got cast as Carl Dad: a gay dad of one of the spellers and a cameo role. Obviously, this was far from big solo songs and standing ovations. As a self-

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