Student of the Week is a series designed to help everyone at Mountain Vista High School learn more about their fellow classmates. This week: Freshman Erika Harper
Erika Harper: Erika Nicole Harper.
EE: Where were you born?
EH: Torrance, California.
EE: What is your favorite color?
EE: What is something people don’t know about you?
EH: I speak fluent Japanese.
EE: What do you do in your free time?
EH: I like to sing, hang out with friends, watch movies and play on my phone.
EE: What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you at school?
EH: I got cast in the freshman and sophomore show.
EE: What do you plan to do after high school?
EH: I want to go to law school.
EE: Why do you want to go to law school?
EH: I don’t really know. I have weird dreams of being people, so I guess I want to be lawyer. I also like Social Studies and “Legally Blonde,” even though I’m not blonde.
EE: What are you doing to prepare for law school?
EH: I have good grades.
EE: What was your reaction to being cast in the freshman and sophomore show, “The Bold, The Young, and The Murdered?”
EH: I was very excited. The people in the cast are amazing and it has been an amazing experience.
EE: Was this your first show since coming to Vista?
EH: No, I was in “The Wizard of Oz” as an Ozian.
EE: What got you interested in theater?
EH: There is a senior named Kiera Sweeney who did. When I was in middle school, I joined the Thespian Troupe to find activities that I liked and she got me interested in it.
EE: What are your goals in theater:
EH: I want to be able to apply straight corrective make up properly and to gain more experience.
EE: What do you feel like going into opening night.
EH: Nervous, scared and really excited. This is my favorite cast that I have ever worked with.
EE: What will you take away from the show after it is over?
EH: Making bigger character choices. My character has to be really big, so this show taught me how to be big and bold.