Hello, I am Aly Tu. I am a senior at Laurel High School and a second year Cisco Networking student. I hope to major in Criminology and use computer networking to detect and track criminals. As a side job, since I have a passion for theatre, I want to be a stage manager. I am thankful to Cisco and Mr. Hines for giving me the opportunities to pursue my career and for never giving up on me and I am thankful to Laurel High School's Theatre Program and Mr. Hammond for inspiring my theatric ambitions and for believing in me.
Although I lack in height for a goalkeeper, I do my best to succeed with my team. As a sophomore, I joined the Junior Varsity (JV) team as a midfielder. As a junior, I was a JV goalkeeper. Then, I became a Varsity goalkeeper as a senior.
I've been engaged in all of the musical productions and most of the plays throughout all four years of high school and as a senior, I am in the PGCPS Honors Theatre Program and will be doing a performance with my fellow selected co-stars in the First Annual Honors Theatre performance in March. I enrolled in Drama 1 in sophomore year then took on nternational Baccalaureate (IB) Theatre for my junior and senior year. In my freshman year, I played Mrs. Salt in Willy Wonka the Musical. In my sophomore year, I received the lead role of Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray but the production unfortunately got canceled. So I instead got the lead role of Aunt Martha in the play Arsenic and Old Lace. In my junior year, I received the lead role of Ms. Sherman in Fame the Musical. As a senior, I received the lead role of Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical. I have also attended two Drama Festivals and have participated in theatrical performances in school.
The Shield - School Newspaper
Three Year Journalism Veteran
Junior & Senior Years - Assistant Chief Editor
Sophomore, Junior, & Senior Years - Opinion Editor
I improved the following skills:
-Laying out/editing pages
I create lesson plans to teach the first-year journalism students and I take leadership to make deadlines and organizing/running the network.
Blair Ames' For 20 Years, Laurel High journalists have captured the news. The Baltimore Sun. May 14, 2015.