Senior Performing Arts Bios
PARENTS’ FIRST/ LAST NAMES: Bobbie Jo Shearer and Scott Shearer
GROUPS : Chamber Singers and Women’s Ensemble
INSTRUMENT(s) : Piano, Flute
NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING/SINGING: Voice = Forever (but choir for 6 years), Piano = 12 years, Flute = 5 years
AWARDS/ RECOGNITION: PMEA Honors Choir, District Chorus, and Region Chorus for 3 years each; Best Supporting Actress Nomination for the Mancini Awards, 2019
FUTURE PLANS/ COLLEGE OF CHOICE (MAJOR): Duquesne, Pharmacy
OTHER ACTIVITIES (SCHOOL RELATED OR COMMUNITY): Musicals, Volleyball, History Club
FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS MEMORY: The choir trip to Nashville last year was packed with great memories, but simply getting the chance to perform with my best friends and even my family was amazing!
FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECT AND FAVORITE TEACHER: History is my favorite subject and Mr. Pflugh is my favorite since he is not afraid to joke around with his students while also sharing some of the coolest history facts! I have loved all of my teachers throughout the years, though; it’s hard to pick!
What would you like to say to your performing arts teachers/directors?
I would like to say thank you for seeing my potential and helping me to surpass what I thought I could do. I would not be the performer I am today without all of their hard work!
What would you like to say to your parents?
I would like to thank them for not getting tired from driving all of my siblings and I to all of our different activities. They have always supported us and made sure we balanced our favorite activities with our education. Not only did they support our activities, but they joined us in them which made for some of the best family memories to date.
What would you like to say to your performing arts peers, either specifically or as a whole?
I love everybody in choir and musical – you are my surrogate family! You guys were the first to welcome me and make me feel a part of something! We have put on some great shows and they would not be the same with a different cast of people.
Advice for underclassmen?
Work hard for your dreams – that’s the only way you will achieve them.