Jake Chewning

Jake Chewning, Reporter

This is Jake Chewning. He is a senior at Urbana high school. Jake enjoys the performing arts, and so the subjects he excels in, TV studio and Technical theatre, come as no surprise. His reasoning for this is simply due to the fact that he is passionate about technology and acting. Not only is Jake talented behind the camera, he also has a presence on the stage. Jake is involved in both Theatre and Dance due to his love for a performance. Having attended Urbana high for the past three years, Jake has learned many lessons but the one he finds most profound is simply, “To be yourself.” When asked how he came about this life lesson, he states that he discovered this in his difficult journey of coming out. Jake, like many rising into adulthood, has his idea of a dream job. Jake dreams of being a performer and even one day being backstage on Broadway. Jake knows that this goal won’t be easy to obtain but he is more than willing to make the effort. Jake plans to use his last year in high school to participate in as many shows as possible and attend acting classes to refine his skills and accomplish his dream. Jake sees himself as someone who is very driven. He dedicates himself to any task he is responsible for and always tries his best. On the contrary, Jake feels that others may misunderstand him and dismiss him as weird or even bossy. However, Jake does not let this bring him down and he continues to return kindness to all those around him. While others perceptions of him may not be what he wants, he knows that the only thing he can really do is continue to be himself.

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