Senior Shines On The Stage


Callie Fisher, Staff Writer

As the curtain rises, the lights are queued, and the music begins to play, senior Hannah Martin can be found in the center of the stage. 

“I have always been drawn to the stage; growing up I was constantly forcing friends, family, and neighbors to sit through hours upon hours of watching me put on concerts, dance routines, and made up skits,” Martin said.

She has participated in nine plays throughout her time in the Waxahachie High School Theatre program, as well as countless others in outside organizations.

“My favorite role would undoubtedly be Cassie Cooper in Rumors because of her fun and edgy personality,” Martin said. “My favorite part about theatre has always been getting to portray and explore characters who are completely different from me. Doing that allows me to escape in a way.” 

Martin also talked about the people who inspire her most and who she believes are the reasons behind her success.

“My mom, Reynolds, Mullican, as well as the seniors my sophomore year, specifically Madison Zandt and Cathryn Bigham have been my constant sources of encouragement, inspiration, and wisdom.”

Martin has also earned a spot as a theatre officer as a result of all her hard work and dedication to the program over the years. She has taken and excelled in advanced courses throughout the entirety of her high school years, making it evident that her off stage abilities do not fall short to her on stage ones. 

Although Martin has had an amazing theatre career and thoroughly enjoys being on stage, she has decided that after high school she will be putting her acting days behind her to focus on a career in the medical field. 

“Helping people is in my blood,” Martin said. “My grandparents are both missionaries who spent decades living in Africa to help the communities there, and my mom is the head of the cardiology floor at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. While I absolutely love being on stage, nothing can compare to the utter joy I feel when I help someone, and I couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to make a career out of it.” 

Martin would also like to encourage anyone considering joining theatre to take the chance and do it.

“Joining the program at Waxahachie High School was the best decision I have ever made! The people I have met, the friends I have made, and the unforgettable memories have made the hours I have spent learning lines and stressing over roles absolutely worth it! Whether you consider yourself to be a professional or do not have any acting experience, just join Waxahachie theatre! I promise you won’t regret it!”