We could go on and on about our amazing students. They all come from very different walks of life and work so hard to accomplish their goals!
And Sophy Spelliscy, a sophomore here at iSucceed, is no exception.
She’s an actress, she likes to paint and she’s set to graduate a year early! A little more about her acting: Sophy spends a lot of hours a week working with coaches to perfect her piece. She then enters drama competitions. The picture above is her “district” competition where she took first place and went to state.
“In November and December I took part in Drama Competitions. The one in November was Districts. I competed in two categories: a Solo Audition and an Original Serious. A Solo Audition is when you perform two contrasting monologues. An Original Serious is when you write an original script that is non-humorous and is usually performed with a group. For Districts I performed each of my pieces three times in front of judges. When the results were announced both of my pieces made it to State and my Solo Aud got first! I also tied for first with my amazing teammate, Sasha! At State, which was in December, both of my pieces didn’t make it to semifinals. But, I am very thankful for having made it to State and for my wonderful team and coaches,” said Sophy.
Sophy is also an active participant in the Solid Rock theater club.
“I’m apart of Solid Rock. It’s a theatre department at Rocky Mountain High School. Within it I participate in Advanced Acting and Advanced Stagecraft. I put on three shows a year with stagecraft, which involves costumes, makeup, lights, sound, props, and set. For the last show I was Makeup Designer and for the musical (Matilda) I am doing costumes. I act in two of those shows,” said Sophy.
Sophy first came to iSucceed because the public system wasn’t meeting her specific needs.
“I became interested in iSucceed when my current high school began to not meet my needs anymore. I needed a healthier option and iSucceed was that.
Before attending iSucceed, I attended [a public high school]. It is a very crowded school and is hard to learn one-on-one with a teacher. Now that I attend iSucceed for my core classes, I can learn at my own pace and ask questions comfortably, said Sophy.
Being the motivated student that she is, Sophy is set to graduate high school a year early! After graduation, she plans to attend college to study American Sign Language (ASL).
Congrats to Sophy on all her accomplishments! To learn how you can graduate early through iSucceed, check out this article.