Sophie Busch, Class of 2022, is a triple-threat in that she can sing, dance, and act. More importantly, she's kind and takes direction in every discipline.
Sophie's first time on the Nechita stage came as an 8th grade student at Salem Lutheran. She was part of the Junior High Choir during the 2017 "Christmas at the Nechita" performance. She was hooked. As a student at Orange Lutheran, Sophie became an important member of the Vocal Music department. She participates in Honors Choir, Bel Canto, Vocal Jazz, and Creative Worship, and has been cast in every musical that she has auditioned for at OLu. In addition to her work on the stage and in the classroom, she is a member of the Vocal Music and Musical Theater divisions of the Performing Arts Academy (note: Academies will be known as Deeper Learning Pathways beginning in Fall 2022).
Sophie excels in the classroom, maintaining a 4.25 GPA and is a 3-year member of National Honor Society. She plans to pursue a career in nursing and is considering Point Loma University, Grand Canyon University, and Azusa Pacific University.
Favorite moment on the Nechita stage:
Playing Alice in The Addams Family and performing "Full Disclosure." I loved how the audience reacted to that part of the story!
When you're not acting/signing/dancing/performing, what are you doing?
Working at my optometrist's office!
Finish this sentence - Ten years from now, I want to be...
....working as a Registered Nurse and leading worship on the weekends.
What teacher made the most impact on you and why?
Mr. Daniel Vu! Having him as a teacher at Orange Lutheran has made such an impact in my life as he always shares the relationship between life and music and how the discipline is absolutely necessary.
What inspires you?
Music and good conversation with people I love!
What's something people would be surprised to know about you?
That I descended from Prussia royalty!
Favorite Bible verse:
That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. -2 Corinthians 4:16-18