My Junior year of High School, I had a really great time. I was involved in lots of things (a school musical, Jr. Miss, Track, and I started my first job working at the local movie theatre). It was definitely the turning point, for me, in realizing that I didn't have to buy into people's idea of "popularity" and that I could be myself, be a good friend, and enjoy life.
Everyday during lunch, I sat with a handful of friends. Some were a year older than me in school, some were my age, and one boy, in particular, was a year younger than me in school. We had a great 37 minutes of sitting at one of the tables, eating some of the "choice" options for school lunch. Among my lunchtime friends, were my older sister Kim (and Bff), our friend Chuck (who visited us a few months back), my dear friend Bethany, a certain Sophomore boy named Heath, and one Mr. Cheyenne Jackson.
Cheyenne Jackson was destined for stardom. He oozed "Broadway". Cheyenne was the lead in every play we had, in High School. He was in the Show Choir. He was well known and well liked by everyone. Cheyenne dreamed of making it big. We all knew he would, too.
Cheyenne's Senior Year, he took the lead role in Lil' Abner. I was also in that play, playing one of the hillbilly wives. Here is part of a page of our yearbook. Cheyenne, of course, is acting his heart out. Below his picture, I'm in the background, with my acting face on as well. Good times.
Cheyenne and my sister Kim had a bit of a relationship for a while. More friends than anything else, we all really enjoyed being together.
On last week's episode, he was introduced as the new coach for Vocal Adrenaline. Watching the show, it's almost weird for me to see him, because I can honestly say, "I knew you when". Go Cheyenne!