Jacqueline Flaherty is a senior at Beacon Charter High School. She is currently majoring in theatre and hopes to improve her acting skills by the time she graduates and goes to college. Jacqueline, also known as Jackie, is a high honor student who takes her academics very seriously and strives to stay on the honor/high honor roll for the rest of her high school career. Her academic goals for the year include staying organized as well as staying on top of deadlines and creating an empowering capstone film. Jackie enjoys working behind stage as part of the tech crew her for school productions. She has stared in one Beacon performance which was a one act play called Laundry and Bourbon. She enjoys helping to build the sets and to help actors and actresses do their hair and makeup behind stage. Jackie would like to thank her theatrical teachers, including Ms. Souza and Mr. LClair, for helping her over the past three years to become a better actress and technician. She would also like to thank all of her friends and family for being so supportive of her and her decisions, and for helping her become the strong and independent student she is today. She is more than thrilled to be graduating this coming year of 2015, so that she can begin her life as a college student.
What does it mean to be an artist?
To be an artist you must be willing to take chances and seek new opportunities that life hands you. Stand out, be unique, and hold nothing back. You should strive to be different from everyone else, and express your own thoughts and opinions. Be passionate about your artwork, and help others to see the beauty in life through art. “People who have a fear of the unknown, but who are willing to take a chance – to jump in to do the work anyway. That’s what being an artist means to me”.