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Balancing Academics, Band, and Shakespeare

Jadon Kadera-Redmond, 12, practicing in Jazz Band. They play the trombone (Photo by O.Tarvin).

“Balancing academics, sports, and extra curricular activities can be stressful,” said Jadon Kadera-Redmond, 12, who participates in various school activities including marching band, jazz band, golf, video production, and the upcoming spring play, Macbeth. 

“I like being active and having nothing to do usually bores me. Being involved in a lot of different activities allows me to constantly learn new things and have new experiences. I’ve played golf for the past few years of high school but I decided to try out theater for my last year.” 

Kadera-Redmond, who plans to become a film director, is already planning their first movie. In the video production class, students have an assignment called a passion project where they make any type of video showing off what they have learned. Kadera-Redmond plans to make a short film inspired by their movie.

“I’ve always been obsessed with film and telling stories. Throughout my highschool career, I have spent a lot of time working on my skills, and jotting down different ideas for future projects. Who knows? Maybe in ten years I’ll be the next Stanley Kubrick or Martin Scorcese. Maybe you’ll see my movie in theaters.”

While juggling their extra curricular activities, Kadera-Redmond also takes college classes in algebra and composition, despite experiencing senioritis.

Jadon Kadera-Redmond, 12, talking with Ashlyn Watson, 12, in their Video Production class. Kadera-Redmond is getting ready to film a video (Photo by C.Brewer).

“My senioritis is pretty bad right now, and I am ready to move on from high school. However, some of my harder classes are the few classes that keep me interested in school everyday. Composition is definitely one of those classes for me, and it keeps me going.”

Last month, Kadera-Redmond auditioned for the spring play, Macbeth, despite never being part of a high school production before. 

“Macbeth was a lot of fun to read in [composition] last semester and I’ve seen a few film adaptations of it since then. I think it’s a great story and when I found out that the theater department was doing it this semester, I was immediately interested. I decided to try something new my senior year and I think it will be a lot of fun.”

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Ashlyn Watson, Staff Writer
Hi! My name is Ashlyn Watson and this is my first year in SPUB. Last year, I was a student reporter for the University of Michigan's gymnastics and basketball teams. Journalism matters to me because I love to share the voices of others through writing, photography and videography. I plan to major in Journalism and communications with a concentration in sports media next year at KU. When I am not at school, you can find me at KU recording various sports activities or filming short films with my friends. I am a huge Swiftie and I am excited to spend my senior year here at Spring hill!

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