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Drama and music spur student to plan teaching career

2013-07-19T00:00:00Z Drama and music spur student to plan teaching careerBy Kimberly Cheek-Stanley Times Correspondent
July 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Anna Krygsheld, 18, is looking forward to using her high school drama experience when she attends Dordt College this fall.

The Lansing, Ill., resident will study English education with a minor in theater and music at the Iowa college.

“I would love to be a high school English teacher who leads the drama department. This is what I’m thinking right now; anything can change,” she said.

“I know that I will stay in theater and music, but I don’t know whether they should be majors or minors. But, I trust God’s plan for me.”

A 2013 graduate of Illiana Christian High School, Krygsheld earned a cumulative 3.67 grade point average and acted in eight plays and musicals at the school.

“I love the opportunity to create a character. We, as actors/actresses, help these stories come to life and show the audience the meaning or lesson behind it and hopefully learn the same one for ourselves as well,” she added.

In addition, Krygsheld participated in the symphonic band and the wind ensemble at Illiana. She also was a member of the chamber singers and an a cappella choir her senior year.

The daughter of Jay and Clara Krygsheld, Anna competed in the shot put and discus throughout high school. She received her varsity letter as a sophomore, and was named Most Improved Player her junior year.

“Before track meets we would run warm-up laps together and have a team prayer. The most enjoyable part of all of these activities was that God was the focus of our work. We worked to glorify him and we did it together,” she said.

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