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Caden Torres: Saying Farewell to “Benevolent Merfolk”

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“Remember to have fun, high school events won’t last forever.”

Looking ahead Caden Torres has plans of attending college for General Studies. A kind-hearted individual, Caden will officially become a Woodrow Wilson High School Alumni this spring. During his time at Woodrow, he participated in theatre performances and chorus. Character portrayals of his time on stage include King Trident, from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, and Clayton from Disney’s “Tarzan.” “Being in Woodrow’s theatre department has been an amazing experience. Every year we start as classmates and grow into a family. Our school’s theatre performance program is incomparable to others.”

Loving his community, Caden works for the local cinema. His duties on the job include keeping the facilities managed, concessions, and ushering. Proud of his work, Caden reflects on working as a high school student, “Working as a high school student helps me manage money. I have time to provide money for myself but don’t have time to waste it.” Accomplishing major roles, having a superb grade point average, and being considered a kind person all fill Caden’s heart with a sense of pride. Excited about graduation he shares, “I am ready for this to be over. However, I am sure I will be saddened after the event.” Peers describe Caden as a funny, fashionable, eccentric young man. Junior Kate Hontz first met Caden last year in the theatre program. Quickly connecting over shared experiences Kate describes Caden as the following, “Caden Torres is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. He’s always there for an encouraging word or a joke when you’re down. I’ve never heard him say anything mean about anyone.”

Thankful for all of those who have helped him develop his truth, Caden wishes to extend a special gratitude towards Mrs. Pamela Shrader and Mrs. Jerri Stack. “Great directors, excellent mentors, and amazing influences, both Mrs. Shrader and Mrs. Stack have gained a special place in my heart. Rather I needed help with music or with lines, they were eager to stand by my side. I will be grateful for them always.”

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A current junior at Woodrow Wilson High School, Landon Skeens serves as Editor of the Eagle Dispatch. Throughout his time at the school, he has enjoyed many extracurriculars: drama club, theatre, newspaper, band, and chorus. However, the arts have always remained a constant in his life. During moments of freedom, Landon can be found reading psychological thrillers or classic works of literature. If you ever need to find him, don't worry just look for an iced coffee-filled Stanley. "Writing is tremendously important to me. It is not only an expression of myself but a physical manifestation of years of work, slowly improving my craft. The written has much power, influencing the reader’s perspective of topics.”
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    Emma WhiteApr 25, 2024 at 7:40 am

    Congratulations Caden Torres