On the importance of theater: “It’s important for an audience because it allows them to hear really good stories. I always hear really good stories and get a look into either a fantastic world or a different culture, or provide an escape for the audience. I think it’s important for performers because it allows them to explore a new world and emotion. Also, I just have a lot of fun doing it.”
“I didn’t know very much about Ferry Hall when I first came to LFA, but what I found so incredibly important about it is that they established the community that we have today. I’ve loved LFA for a long time because of the diverse community that we have, and the women of Ferry Hall were always there supporting each other through thick and thin. They seemed to establish so many amazing traditions and kept the community together for so long, even into now.”
Cecily Barnett Meers '69
“All the girls I went to Ferry Hall with, all of our teachers, and all of the young women who went before us- and, today, all of the young women at the Academy - are part of the Ferry Hall legacy. It is yours to carry on and remember."
Jim Cowart '69
“The reason you’re here is not to be like everybody else and keep the world as it is. The reason you’re here is to change the world. Now, I don’t mean ‘change it massively,’ every one of you… but change the world for the better. If you help make life better for a bunch of other people, you’ll change the world. I think what we do here at Lake Forest is change lives.”
“One thing that also attracted me to LFA was that this is a school that has students from all over coming together… and that the community is strong. And I think that’s a great example, not only for our community but beyond. At a time where there’s a lot of tension in the United States and internationally… we can become a good example of people coming together, having common values, and doing great things. I hope that LFA doesn’t take for granted what we have - and also looks to share our stories with more of our area and more of the world. It’s pretty remarkable what we aspire to be, and what we already are.”