March 5, 2018
March 5, 2018—Thornton Middle School eighth-grade student Abree Brown has received top ratings at UIL choir Solo and Ensemble but also has shown a talent in film, as she won first place in 2017’s Peace In The Streets Global Film Festival for her age category (9-13) for her film The Solution.
School: Thornton Middle School
Accomplishments: Brown and her older brother (Cypress Lakes High School junior Jacob Brown) both placed in the 2017 Peace In The Streets Global Film Festival for their age category, with Abree Brown claiming first in the 9-13 category for her film The Solution. An A/B student, she also participates in One-Act Play and received a top rating at UIL Choir Solo and Ensemble.
Favorite class: “I love theater because we are a family and can be ourselves. Acting is a fun thing to do because we can create a whole new character.”
Favorite things to do after class: “I like to spend time with my family. We have dance parties together, go to church as a family or just are spontaneous together. Also, I enjoy playing my ukulele at home. I also like to sing on my own.”
Favorite song: We’re All Made of Starsfrom the Finding Neverland musical.
Favorite website: “YouTube.com is my favorite because there’s a lot of different things you can learn. I love to watch the different crafting videos because we do that a lot together at home.”
Favorite TV show: “I love watching cooking channels because you can see all the cultural dishes that people make and I can try them out.”
Favorite movie: “I love anything Disney related because Disney is a part of my soul. I’ve always grown up watching Disney and it’s fun to see the random bursts of songs and the different storylines. My two favorite are The Jungle Book and The Little Mermaid.”
Ambition: “I’ve wanted to be a reading teacher since I was three years old, and I’m starting to enjoy acting. So when I grow up, I want to get a college degree in education and either teach or start with acting and then go to teaching later. I’m even considering becoming a theater teacher.”
What topics/things are you passionate about?: “I really enjoy music and teaching. I feel like teaching is something I’m supposed to do, whether it’s teaching, reading, acting or a combination. My mom has been a big part of inspiring me to love these things. She has taught me a lot and I want to help other people in that way.”
What inspires you?: “My family inspires me a lot because no matter what problems we have, we find a way to push through and get through it together. My friends are also a big part of it too because they are always there for me, no matter what is happening. It’s good to know that you can count on someone, so I want to do the same.”
What three things can’t you live without?: “I can’t live without people, books and animals.”
What are you most looking forward to this semester?: “I am looking forward to UIL One-Act Play.”