“But most of all, I have a burning desire to do something with my life.” — John Hart, PLU Class of ‘18

“You can take everything that has went wrong in your life and you can use it to become a strong, mature, and resilient person.” — Jacob Cruz, PLU Class of ‘18

"…we must learn to live together.” Haley Bridgewater, PLU Class of 2018

“I’ve always tried to live everyday like it was my last.” - Sean Murphy, PLU Class of 2018

18 from ‘18 | Eighteen inspiring quotes from the admission essays of PLU’s incoming class.

“I learned firsthand that it is not what you say you believe, but your actions that define you.” - Peter Olschner, PLU Class of 2018

18 from ‘18 | Eighteen inspiring quotes from the admission essays of PLU’s incoming class.

"When I was thrown into a completely different country and culture, I thrived because I found ways to make connections with people I met on multiple levels." — Meghan Gould, PLU Class of 2018

18 from ‘18 | Eighteen inspiring quotes from the admission essays of PLU’s incoming class.

"There is a fire, a passion within each and every one of us.” Nishaa Uttamchandani, PLU Class of 2018

18 from ‘18 | Eighteen inspiring quotes from the admission essays of PLU’s incoming class.

"I have learned that I am defined only by the limitations I create, not the limitations others create for me." — Hilary Vo, PLU Class of 2018

"I learned that the true meaning of being on a team is the support you receive and lessons you learn from everyone, no matter their age.”

18 from ‘18 | Eighteen inspiring quotes from the admission essays of PLU’s incoming class.

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What have you learned about each other while being in Theater together? 
"I think we’ve really learned each other’s work ethic." 
"And we’ve learned what the other does when were really stressed out and how to deal with that." 

What have you learned by working on Macbeth together? 
"You have a support system here, and it’s hard to find that anywhere else. We are all rooting for each other." 
"We have a very good understanding of what we’re all going through, and we’re going through it together."

What’s the hardest thing about being MacB___? 
"I think for me it’s the level of expectation attributed to this role. I mean, you’re the title of the show. It’s the magnitude of this role. It’s the role that professional actors chase their entire lives. Many of them will never have the chance to play this role, and that’s stuck with me in the back of my mind. It’s daunting."

What’s it like being a Theater professor? 
"Every day is different. We are constantly throwing around ideas. The students are always involved in every decision that is made—they’re always getting the chance to use their creativity."