Senior student Brooke Sanders is unique within the Coffee County Central High School theater program because of her versatility. That can mean anything from working backstage organizing the dressing area or choreographing an ensemble number.

Student spotlight

Brooke Sanders watches her fellow Theatre IV class participate in an improvisation workshop earlier this school year.

“I think that’s what makes me unique. I’ve done pretty much everything but work power tools,” Sanders said. 

Sanders confided that she has an aversion to power tools,

“My main thing is probably organization,” she said.

In a production, with dozens of moving parts that must come together for a spectacular moment to happen on stage, organization is crucial.

“I have no problem getting on to people. If they are part of the problem and are causing drama, I have no problem saying, ‘Hey, stop it.’ ”

Sanders in the chaos of the dressing room, Sanders keeps wardrobes and changes flowing properly and organized.

“If you can’t find your costumes, that ruins the whole shebang,” she said.

At Trevecca Nazarene University, Sanders wants to major in speech and theater education. She wants to teach theater at the middle school level.

“My middle school teacher did so much for me and set me on a path toward this. It changed my life. I want to be that person for somebody,” she said.

“I really enjoyed watching the (CHS) theater program grow. I plan to return and check in on it.”

Sanders has continued her whole high school career (though she skipped Theatre II) and has now reached one of the top levels of the program, Theatre IV. 

 

 

       

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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