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The Art of Pursuing Your Dreams

A look inside CHS senior, Ebie Lamb, who decided to pursue her dreams in the arts.
Ionie Steudle

As soon as she noticed the overwhelming look on her parents’ faces, she knew that’s what she wanted to do. Ebie Lamb, 18, decided that she wanted to pursue a career in acting.

It all started at age 11, when Lamb and her parents were watching a Marvel movie. “They were so overwhelmed with emotion watching this movie, and I was like, I want to do that to people,” Lamb said. “I want to be able to go on the street and make you feel emotions, whether they’re happy, sad or scared., I want to do that to people.”

Lamb has been involved in theater ever since. Her wishes became a reality when she decided to join her first ever theater company, Burns Park Players. As her passion for the arts grew, she decided to join countless other organizations: Young People’s Theater, Tappin Players, Community Ensemble Theater and Northwestern Arts Division.

While she enjoyed theater, film and television was a whole different realm she had not yet visited. She had always loved and cherished performing, but knew that acting on stage and on cameras were two entirely different things. Lamb began the search for something that could help her progress towards her dream. She found a camp at Northwestern University in Chicago for strictly film and video. Though the process to get in was a long and challenging one, with an essay and rounds of auditions, Lamb got in. In the summer of 2023, she arrived at the camp for six weeks of long and intensive learning. This process solidified her love for acting.

Through this journey of growing up around theater and acting, Lamb had to find the school for her. It all started in August of 2020, when Lamb and her mom went to Washington, DC, for a conference. While they were there, she spotted a small table with the title “Savannah College of Art and Design.”

“I started crying to my mother, and I said, ‘This is the school that’s going to help me be successful’,” Lamb declared. “This is the school I have to go to.”

After finding out about her dream school, she quickly started preparing to apply to SCAD. On September 26, Lamb got a call from her advisor informing her of her acceptance into the university.

“After hearing it, I immediately started crying,” Lamb said. “It felt really great because a big weight was off my shoulders. “You know where you’re going to college and barely started senior year.”

Lamb got to enjoy her senior year with all of her worries behind her. She focused on finishing her school year out, trying to make the most of the time she had left at CHS. Throughout her high school theater career, her favorite memory from theater was when they were rehearsing.

“We act in really serious scenes, and then to break character and absolutely die laughing makes me so happy because I’m like, you guys, this is what we are.” Lamb said. “ We’re professionals.We can do this. But we’re also real people having fun.”

As for the future, Lamb hopes she will enjoy college to the fullest extent. Doing the thing she loves makes it the best part of life.

“I’m going to push myself. I’m going to audition for a lot of things,” Lamb said. “I’m going to just keep going until I’ve hit it.”

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Jacqueline Boynton
Jacqueline Boynton, Journalist
Jacqueline Boynton is a junior at Community and is in her first semester on staff. Though it's her first semester on the Communicator, she was The Midnight Sun's social media editor last year. She likes doing theater, singing and traveling during her free time. She loves musicals and traveling to her favorite place, Chicago.

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