Cocalico High School
From the stage to the pool and the rest of her fascinating life, Jilian Musser will never shy away from a possible adventure. When she is not giving announcements for Cocalico High School, she is singing her heart out in the countless productions she has been involved in since she was eleven years old. This year she plays Emma in Cocalico’s musical Emma, and she wants everyone to come see her and her hardworking castmates and crewmates shine this December. Her other stage is a swimming pool. She works as a lifeguard at the Denver Pool during the summer, and she is part of the Ephrata Tidal Waves Club. If that is not enough, she is also currently competing on the school’s swim team.
Miss Musser spends her free time hanging with her family and friends, shopping, and collecting vinyls, which has become a beautiful and varied collection. Her classes for her senior year include Choir ll, TV Production lll and IV, Independent Study with TV Production, Applied Music Performance, AP Language and Composition, Digital Filmmaking, LifeLong Personal Communication Skills, and Service Learning. Her extracurriculars are being a leader in Student Government, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Honor Society, Choralaires, and Worship Team at her local church. With all her commitments keeping her busy, it is nice to take a break and spend some quality time with her dog, Millie, her Betta fish, Michael Phelps, and her goats, Pop-tart, Spot, and Twinkle. After high school, she is attending Point Park University in Pittsburgh and will major in broadcasting. She will shine bright like the star she is and blow the world away and will look to her role model, David Bowie, along the way with his wise words, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”
Written by: Gwendolyn Zecchinelli
Kiera Tran is an incredibly intelligent and involved student at Cocalico High School. Not only will she be completing AP Language and Composition, AP United States Government and Politics, and AP Statistics, but she is taking a multitude of college preparation courses on top of that. Kiera juggles all of this while also being in Student Government, Global Scholars, and the Leo Club. Recently in the Leo Club, Kiera participated in a Trunk-or-Treat and brought smiles to many children’s faces on an early Saturday morning. She is also very involved in the music department at CHS. She spends her own free time playing with the band or singing her heart out with Choralaires. Kiera wants to work in the genetics or medical field and eventually earn her doctorate. If you think all of these things are impressive, you should ask her what she does outside of school.
Kiera has been in dance since she was only three years old. She has an incredibly rigorous dance schedule. Despite this schedule, she also finds time to teach three dance classes of her own. She has not always been an incredible student and a dance prodigy though. When she was the age of the children she teaches, she was a television star. Kiera starred in a heartwarming promotion about children with peanut allergies. Kiera shared her uneasiness about people finding out about her child star career, but as her idol Harry Styles has said, “I think you should not be scared of embarrassing yourself. I think it builds character.” Kiera’s travels for all of these activities sparked her love for exploring, and she has decided she dreams of exploring Europe. Who knows… maybe she will re-spark her acting career in the process?
Written by: Hanna Weller
Cameron Nye is nothing short of exemplary. When he is not taking romantic walks along the beach, he is jamming away at the many instruments he has mastered. His instrumental talents include the guitar, ukulele, piano and his favorite, the saxophone. He spends much of his time in the music department playing with the symphonic band and marching band along with being voted into the role of Drum Major for the marching band, which allows him to lead the marching band to all of their lovely performances. Two of his other leadership roles include being the Junior Class Treasurer in Student Government and being the current Tri-M President. He has also been in many shows throughout his middle and high school careers.
Aside from his many extracurriculars, he is enrolled in college preparatory classes, such as AP U.S. History, AP Language and Composition, Applied Calculus, Spanish III, AP Statistics, Physics, and Chem II. He is preparing to become a doctor once he leaves high school, and he has been doing a great deal of work to get there. His personal role model, Taylor Swift, has inspired him to live the life he wants and accomplish all of his goals. During his interview, he emphasized his favorite quote of hers: “I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me.” While on this earth, it is one of Cameron’s dreams to go skydiving to conquer his fear of heights. He also wants to travel across the country to visit all of the national parks the United States has to offer. His love for history and his hunt for knowledge will never end as he grows and experiences life, and he would not have it any other way.
Written by: Gwendolyn Zecchinelli