Lamar High School's Student-Run News Publication


Lamar High School's Student-Run News Publication


Lamar High School's Student-Run News Publication


Student Spotlight: Sofia Bard


Junior Sofia Bard did not secure just any other role for the upcoming school play, The Tempest, by English playwright William Shakespeare. After convincing the theater teacher, Steve Carpentier, to allow her to audition for a male role, Bard showcased her phenomenal theatrical abilities at auditions. After an intense auditioning process, Bard secured the lead role, Prospero.

Over the summer, Bard kept busy by diving into numerous theater camps and productions. Just a month into school, Bard’s hands are certainly full. From running to theater practice or editing the yearbook, Bard hopes to leave a meaningful and substantial impact on the school this year.

“Over the summer, I did a lot of camps and productions,” Bard said. “I am excited for the first school play, The Tempest.”

Practice for The Tempest occurs everyday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The lengthy time commitment is causing Bard to dedicate more of her time to school theater. 

“I do theater inside and outside of school,” Bard said. “Right now, I am focusing on school theater because of the upcoming play.”

Although theater practice takes up most of Bard’s time, she still manages to actively participate in other extracurricular activities.

“At Lamar, I am a part of the Writing Lab, I love to bake and I am learning how to play the guitar,” Bard said.

Bard’s love for writing does not end in the Writing Lab but rather transcends to her new role as one of the new Editors-in-Chief for the yearbook. 

“I did the yearbook class in middle school because I loved the opportunity to have a creative outlet that went to something more than just myself,” Bard said.

Bard’s entire world changed last year when the former Editors-in-Chief approached her to be one of the Editors-in-Chief during her junior year.

“I was super excited when the editors last year approached me to become an editor for this year,” Bard said. “I was an editor in middle school and I am excited to take on the role again.”

Bard looks forward to working with her Co-Editor-in-Chief, Olivia Jimenea. 

“My Co-Editor-in-Chief is Olivia,” Bard said. “It is exciting to work with her and a bunch of other people who are excited to make the yearbook. I know our efforts will show in the end.”

One of the hardest obstacles Bard and Jimenea will need to overcome is capturing thousands of voices in a mere few hundred pages.

“Last year, I was very anxious because Lamar is a big school so making a yearbook is a big deal,” Bard said. “Trying to capture as many voices as possible is a an enormous responsibility for such a large school.”

The future looks bright as Bard and Jimenea work side-by-side to craft a remarkable and memorable yearbook. 

“I hope to improve the yearbook by making it more exciting and making it something that the whole school gets excited for,” Bard said.

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