The Power of Yorkies

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The Power of Yorkies

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We are always excited at York to hear from our Past Pupils and their achievements, so please keep us updated. Attached is a letter from Emily Adair (Matric 2013) and the Great Strides she has made in her Acting Career. Congrats Emily, we’re all very proud of you!!

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Hello to the staff of York High

It’s been four years since I left those big blue walls. So I have a lot of news to share.

I’ve always been in love with the arts, and York High completely encouraged that. Mr Moll, I will never forget our production of Noises Off! I still talk and brag about it to people. So it was no surprise when I went to study acting at AFDA.

I majored in screen acting and stage acting and have graduated with a Bachelors degree in Live Performance.

As if getting a degree wasn’t award enough, I managed to walk away with Best Actress in a Stage Performance in my class. It was such an honour and a privilege but something I needed to share with the people who nurtured my love of the art.

Not long after this I managed to land myself a leading role in a professional musical. I will be playing Maureen in the production Rent. It will be at the Artscape in February.

I needed to say thank you to all the staff members who believed in me, who encouraged me to do nothing but seek out my dreams. I often think about my time at York, about how much I learnt and how much positivity was instilled in me and my passions. I am seeking out my dreams now, I’m living the life I always imagined but I know that I’ve got so much more to achieve too.

Mr Moll always reads out his favourite Dr Seuss book at the valedictory assembly- ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’. Well, Mr Moll these are the places I’ve been so far and things are still happening.

Please keep doing what you’re doing. York High really is a special place.

Emily Adair