I have never experienced something so devastating as the city of Tuscaloosa and the surrounding state of Alabama. The tornadoes that hit Tuscaloosa on Wednesday left an unrecognizable city and an end to my Senior year I would have never imagined.
blackout. was cancelled for both performances. UA Theatre and Dance Convocation and awards were cancelled. Alphies were cancelled. Senior Roast and Guerrilla were cancelled. And graduation and commencement were moved to August.
With all that said, I am very thankful and lucky to be alive and to be able to say that about all my friends and family in surrounding areas. My grandparents lost their home in Pleasant Grove, and I want nothing more than to be there for them and help salvage anything from the remains. Because commencement was moved to August, I will now not be able to walk in graduation. I will be working at Timber Lake and will have to just have my diploma mailed to me. Tomorrow I am heading home to stay with my family and then hopefully be able to get into Pleasant Grove to search through the rubble. I had to drop The Tempest because of everything happening because I know that my family needs me more now. I was so lucky to have been on campus yesterday and even more lucky that the storm spared my friends and loved ones. Pray for Alabama.
Live and Love,
Actor. Dancer. Leader.