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Mary Tyree ’23

Mary Tyree ’23

Mary Tyree ’23



June 2, 2023

Mary Tyree '23

Chess Club Head, Veterans Club Head, [htv] Club Head, Student Activities Committee Member, Buehler Proctor

One of my most vivid memories of Hotchkiss came from a teacher I first met when she was still interviewing for a teaching position. I hoped she would come to teach at Hotchkiss and when she did, she quickly became a mentor to me. 

I did my first musical with her in my Upper-mid year. I was not particularly confident in my abilities and was consumed by comparing myself to the other very talented actors in my cast. However, this teacher always took time to listen to me and ask for my ideas. The next year, this teacher supported me when I wanted to direct a Black Box musical. She trusted me and my co-director to do everything, from conducting auditions to dictating script cuts to speaking with music professionals to directing. 

While we had to deal with some bumps along the way (like when 15 different pianists said they couldn’t help with the production), she always had faith in us. She provided guidance when we needed it while still allowing our creative visions to be at the forefront of our pr conduction. 

The confidence she had in me and her willingness to let me succeed or fail on my own was one of the most important experiences in my Hotchkiss career. So, thank you Ms. [MK] Lawson, for having the utmost faith in me, no matter what. 

Thank you, Hotchkiss, for giving me the confidence to pursue my dreams. Be True, Bleed Blue.

Benjamin Who is an editor-in-chief of The Record.

September 28th

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