I wish I had the words to adequately express how excited I am about this upcoming school year and how thrilled I am to present to all of you the International Thespian Honor Society Student Leadership Team.

Most of you know these folks, [incoming freshmen, you will soon! They are amazing!] Hopefully, this summer, you’ve had a chance to follow their campaigns on Insta. If not, go to La Salle Theater Instagram and check out their stories and take-over videos. There’s some great stuff there.

Each of these leaders are all about serving the La Salle Theater community. Using their platform as leaders to build relationships, plan events and grow the theater program. I’m so excited for you to get to hear some of their ideas as they share their vision with you in the upcoming months.

Remember, anyone who meets the qualifications and desires to can join the Thespian Honor Society and be a voting member and voice in the direction of the program. These folks being introduced to you today are the students who have met the requirements to be active members of the Thespian Honor Society and have expressed the desire to lead through service and example this upcoming year.

Aaaannnndddddd….based on the trajectory of COVID and some of the news trickling out of the Governor’s office and the Oregon Department of Education, this next year could be crazy. I am so grateful and honored that these students below will be the ones serving, leading and advocating for this next year, no matter what it looks like, to be the best one yet.

So, without further ado. The La Salle International Thespian Honor Society Troupe #10116 Student Leadership Team is:

PRESIDENT – Brooklyn Chillemi ’22

VICE PRESIDENT – Lilly Tiller ’23

DIRECTOR of COMMUNITY – Sofia Kahl ’22

DIRECTOR of INCLUSION – Jessica Martinez ’22

SCRIBE – Isabella Simonutti ’23

Each of these students has a vision collectively of what they want this year to be like for all of you. Each of them has a heart to serve you and make this year a truly special one. These students along with ALL of the members of the ITS will be working on events, structures, communication, relationships, etc for whatever this next year holds for us.

  1. Over the next few weeks each of the leadership team above will introduce themselves to you in a video.
  2. The leaders will post a collective video later this summer, sharing with you all of the great events and opportunities waiting for you in the La Salle Theater this year and invite you to be a part of what we are doing on stage and off.
  3. Oh, and don’t forget…the theater department ice cream social is coming up in a few weeks. Stay tuned for more info.

And…please take a moment to congratulate these five students who are stepping out and stepping up, during an uncertain COVID year, to serve, to be inclusive and to make this year memorable.

Thank you to all of you and congratulations to our student leaders!!! 🙂

Shelton