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Adinah Singer-Frankes: Pressman's Student Council President and Annie's Daddy Warbucks

I am in 8th grade at Pressman Academy Middle School. This year in the middle school play Annie I am playing the role of Daddy Warbucks. I have to learn a lot of lines to prepare for the play but it is very fun. I think people should come to the play because it's a very popular show. A lot of people know Annie, and they can sing along with the songs, and be interactive with the play and know what's going to go on.

In the past I have played the role of Judah in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and last year I played the role of Asaka in "Once on This Island". I love being in front of an audience and singing my heart out but sometimes I get a little nerves.

I am proud to be Pressman's student council president. In 6th grade I ran for 6th grade representative and teffilah coordinator. I came into middle school with an open mind and really wanted to be a leader in the community. I did not win either of those positions but I did not give up. I wanted to help the school and make a difference. In 7th grade I ran for rep and won. I was very happy and ready to start. I jumped in and got myself involved in the community. Finally in 8th grade I ran for president with a strong mindset. I won and here I am hopefully making a difference for the entire school and shul community. My favorite part of being the president is that I get to make friends and help people from all over the school. I have formed so many new friendships and have such a strong team to work with me.

In the future no matter what high school I go to I would like to remain in Student government. I love being a leader and want to help people for a living. I also would like to do musical theater in high school however as a hobby. I do love it but my passion for it has changed a lot over the years.

Every year the shul holds a shabbaton at Camp Ramah in California. If you do not know this about me I love Camp Ramah, so any chance I get, I will go. However it is even better when I get to do it with my closest friends. This is the most important community in my life and I love spending the most time possible with them. So being with them at camp are some of my fondest memories.

Sing along to Annie's It's a Hard Knock Life {HERE}