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Addysen Morros’ rise to the stage

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Addysen Morros, a LaPorte High School junior, has taken the stage by storm since she was a little girl.

Since she can remember, Morros has been singing. She began joining choirs at the age of seven, now earning a spot in the highest level of choir at LPHS.

“I’ve been singing my whole life, in choirs it’s been about ten years, but I feel like singing in musical theater is a whole different ball game. In a choir, you’re supposed to conform and try to blend all the voices together, but you get to have more freedom and expression when you sing in musical theater. I’ve been hooked on that feeling ever since I started,” Morros said.

Since her favorite is musical theater, Morros began performing on stage in plays and musicals at the age of 12 at the LaPorte Little Theater summer camp and hasn’t looked back since.

“My dream job is to perform on Broadway someday. I just absolutely love to sing and act, and I’d love to take it to a professional level at some point,” Morros said.

Outside of theater, Morros has also kept busy with Key Club, Creative Writing Club, and her many hobbies.

“I have so many hobbies. I absolutely love singing at my church, I love to paint with acrylics and watercolor, I love reading, I have a horse named Duke that I ride at the LaPorte County Fair, I love writing, and, of course, I love theater!”  Morros said.

Morros’ love of artistic hobbies mostly stemmed from her time in quarantine during Covid. She found she had too much free time on her hands and took up horseback riding and art to occupy her time.

“I’ve loved to draw most of my life as well. I would always doodle on the edges of my papers in class, and my favorite class in school was always English, music, or art class. However, I really found my love of art throughout Covid because I had so much extra time on my hands, and I just found out that it was super therapeutic for me. As for horseback riding, I’ve been doing that for quite a while, but I’ve had my horse, Duke, for only about five years or so. While I love theater and singing, the barn is definitely my place to blow off steam and remember to relax. Throughout Covid and when everything was shut down, I’m pretty sure the fresh air and joy that came from the barn would be the only thing that really kept me sane,” Morros said

While finding time for her interests, Morros still ensures she keeps up on her schoolwork. She has truly enjoyed many of her classes at LPHS.

“If I had to pick a favorite, I’d have to say Scanlin’s AP Language and Composition class this year. I’m not necessarily a big fan of the actual work, but I honestly don’t think I could ever have a class with Scanlin as the teacher and not like it. I really open up with my writing when I can connect and love the teacher, and there is no sparing of any of that with Scan. She is so caring, honest, uplifting, and loving to all of her students, and I just feel like I could write anything so long as she’s there to push me to my limits. A close second would have to have been my Advanced Acting I class last year with Mr. Snyder. Our class consisted of three students, including me, but I feel like I learned so much in that class about theater and acting because we got so much done. We got to read through plays, do some games, and we all just got to take things at our own pace. Snyder was so knowledgeable, and I loved both people who were in my class so much. It was truly a blast,” Morros said.

Morros plans to ensure her interests follow her through college and the rest of her life.

“I’m still looking into colleges to narrow down my search, but I know that I would like to stay in the Midwest area. I want to major in interior design and minor in theater arts. Both of these things are super near and dear to my heart, and I’d love to have a career in the future in which I get to do at least one of these things as my job,” Morros said.

Morros shines in the halls and on the stage at LPHS. She is sure to stay in the spotlight far into her future.

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