Bailey Mattner, Bradford — Today’s Teen

Bailey Mattner

Bradford High School

Parents: Steve Mattner and Clara Tappa

Most memorable high school moment: I can’t choose between two. The two would have to be performing 1776 on the main stage at the International Thespian Festival and performing the show Almost, Maine at the Wisconsin High School State Theatre Festival. The rush of performing in front of those audiences was like nothing else I have yet experienced.

Most influential teacher: Christi Geidner and Heather Kamikawa

Class taught: Acting and Orchestra

Please explain why: Both of these teachers have pushed me to be the best student I can be. I also really admire how dedicated they are to the success of their students and give all of their students equal opportunities for success. And they are both strong, talented women whom I admire.

School activities/clubs: Choir/madrigals, National Honor Society, orchestra, performing arts/theater

Other school activities: Penguin Project, International Thespian Society, Battle of the Books and Jazz Choir

School offices held: Penguin Project co-president; International Thespian Society secretary; Orchestra president; Choir co-president

Honors, letters or awards: Academic letter; music letter; honor roll

Out-of-school activities/hobbies: Lakeside Players productions; Racine Theatre Guild Spotlight Star fall 2017

College choice: Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Ill.

Intended major/field of study: Musical theater

Role model: Michelle Obama

Three words that best describe my role model: Intelligent, compassionate, grounded

What I hope to accomplish in my lifetime: I hope to one day be telling important stories on stage, stories that move people, stories that make a difference. I also aspire to have a seat in the United Nations to help with humanitarian crises. Whatever I do, I want to make the world a better place.