RUSHVILLE – Fairfield Union senior Olivia Mahler has said sometimes she doesn’t think she deserves all the accolades she gets.
“But I do my best to just be kind to everyone around me,” she said. “Mostly the staff, and even the janitors who work at the school. And all my comrades whom I don’t see in every classroom and in the hallway.”
Mahler said his parents taught humility and kindness to others.
Mahler was involved in several clubs, musicals and was the captain of the marching band while a Falcon.
“I’m doing my best to be humble in these areas as well,” she said. “Because I think it takes a team effort to make it all happen. Even though I’ve been the lead of two musicals, the stage crew, the pit band, it’s all necessary to do a good gig. So I try to keep going. which is at the forefront of my thoughts. “
Mahler played the lead roles in “The Little Mermaid” and “The Sound of Music”. She also played volleyball as a rookie and encouraged competition in sophomore and will graduate with a grade point average of 4.12.
Maher said that such success in high school comes from keeping her priorities clear, including completing homework before starting a particular activity.
For the rookie who would like to emulate his success, Mahler suggested following his lead and showing kindness.
“And get involved,” she said. “Try everything. It doesn’t matter what club it is, if you’re not quite interested I would say just give it a try and do your best. Because it will all look great on a college application. . It will also look great in your community and people will remember these things. “
Mahler will be heading to Dennison University this fall to major in theater. She started singing when she was 2 or 3 years old.
“It kind of took off from there,” Mahler said. “I did church plays, and then when I got to high school and college, I started doing school plays.”
She wants to get into the Disney College program in Dennison and see where it takes her. This program provides an acting experience for college students.