By Jade Washington
As Allison Rossomondo took her final bow on the stage, soon all her memories of dancing came flashing back. The lights went out and she was left there to think about what to do next in life. As she looks out at the audience, and pondered about how she wanted to be remembered. She did not know, so she played a song to help dance her way of figuring it out. But, to give insight on the story of Rossomondo’s adventure let’s first start from Freshman year.
Since dancing is an huge aspect in Rossomondo’s life, in Freshman year she auditioned for Glenelg’s dance G/T program and the dance team. Making the Junior Dance Company and the dance team allowed her to make new upperclassmen friends and a team of best friends. Dance has always been Rossomondo’s passion. It gives her an opportunity to express what she is feeling to music, especially jazz, that is upbeat and fun like her personality. Also, Rossomondo’s essay on how dance changed her life helped her acceptance into the University of Maryland.
One of Rossomondo’s best memories in high school as a Senior would be color day, class pictures on the bleachers, and running a lap around the school with the entire Senior class. Going to the hockey games and cheering on the players was some of her other favorite memories. These moments made her proud to be called a Gladiator. The advice she would pass onto the underclassmen is, “To hang out with the people who make you happy. If you are happy with the people around you, you will be a better individual person. Also, to work hard in school because in the end every grade matters.” Surrounding yourself with people who make you happy can not only affect your high school experience, but help shape the person they want to become.
Some of her goals for the future are saving the world from its environmental problems with her interests in environmental science and helping others. At the University of Maryland, they offer a good environmental science and policy major with a manifold of options within the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In college, she hopes with her knowledge she can inspire others to make a difference in the world. When she becomes older her dream job would be a travel environmental scientist. She can use her knowledge to help other countries with, “Aquatic animals and providing fresh, clean water for people around the globe.”
As the song slowly came to an halt she suddenly knew how she wanted to be remembered. Rossomondo wants to be remembered as the girl who was kind hearted and always willing to help others; someone who always applied themselves. A person who made other people smile because in return it made her happy such as hanging out with her friends, spending time with her family and siblings, and playing with her pets. She wants to help others while living life to the fullest. Although this is the last time Glenelg will see her dance just know she will be among the stars making her impact.