Meeting… Acadia King, 2027 Student and Actor

“I kind of put my nerves aside and decided to of take a leap of faith”
Meeting...Acadia King, 2027 Student and Actor
Meeting…Acadia King, 2027 Student and Actor

What are your pronouns?


What is your graduation year?


Which extracurriculars do you most identify with?

Theater or drama club.

What does that mean to you?

It means being a performer and impacting people through theater and the performing arts.

Where do you do your schoolwork? Why?

I like to work in the auditorium during my one and only study. Because my best friend has the same study. And I think the auditorium just gives the best vibes because it’s where I do theater. So I like to do my work there.

How do you start your day?

I wake up at like 6: 30, which I don’t like, I hate waking up. It’s like the worst part of my day. And I get, I get dressed. I do my hair, do my makeup. Eat something. And then my brother drives me to school if I’m lucky.

What is something you’ve spent a lot of time on recently that interests you?

That’s a good question. I mean, probably the play to be honest, I’ve read the play a bunch of times, and I watched it a bunch of times. Even though I have kind of a small role. It’s still something that I’m really into. I’m always learning new acting techniques. I was inspired by my fellow actors.

Tell us about an accomplishment, in or out of school, that you’ve worked on and you’re especially proud of.

I think being in Mean Girls this year was something that I am pretty proud of because I was nervous to join the drama club at the high school. But I put my nerves aside and decided to leap of faith kind of and it ended up being just the best experience ever. So, that’s probably one of my most proud moments on stage.

What is your favorite subject and why?

My favorite subject can I say two? My favorite subjects are English and history. I’ve always, I’ve never really been like a math person. I’m very into the humanities because I love open-ended things. I love studying about the past. And I love English because you can write. I’ve always been a writer. I’m super into poetry and stuff.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I share a birthday with my brother. Even though we’re two years apart. We’re not twins. This is my go-to fun fact. Yeah, he was born in 2006 on August 10th. And I was born on August 10th, 2008.

What is your secret to happiness?

My secret to happiness is probably just controlling what you can control and not worrying about what you can’t control. Let fate guide you to where you’re meant to be and accept that what is meant for you won’t pass you by.

What is your superpower?

Probably empathy, maybe? This is something that I’ve learned a lot.  Being an actor is figuring out how other people are feeling. And I’ve always kind of had this ability to get in touch with other people’s emotions and feel most of my own. So yeah, I think empathy is something that is my superpower.

Who or what inspires you?

Obviously, everybody at the drama club inspires me. They are my role models, and I love them so much. I love their kindness and they’re so talented. And also just Broadway actors, to name a few Ben Platt and Aaron Rose Doyle, who are two Broadway actors that I love because I love their singing and their acting. I take a lot of inspiration from their acting choices and the way that they get into their characters.

Name one thing you’re excited about right now.

I’m probably the play that’s in March and auditions for the summer stock musical that I do every summer in May, I think?

What is your best advice for your fellow students?

My best advice for fellow students? Probably work hard. Like I said, in a previous answer, just accept what’s meant for you and accept what’s not meant for you. Be kind. And stay humble. Just be yourself. Because, you know, there’s no one else like you. So be yourself.

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