Humans of Annandale: Kenneth Anderson


Kenneth Anderson

I can say that I am proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish in the past two years. 

I actively participate in our theatre program and am a Cappie Critic for other programs in the area. Theatre has taught me many lessons, especially the importance of viewing situations from different perspectives. 

Playing different characters has also shown me that people have experienced life differently and that those experiences shape who they are.

Additionally, I am vice president of French Honors Society, which allows me to share my love for language learning. 

I’m also the student chair for our equity team’s English Language Learner committee. 

ELL students deserve the same access to opportunities that native English speakers receive, and I hope that we can give more resources to this often overlooked group of students.

Although I’m quite exuberant and seen as outgoing, I consider myself more of an introvert.

Regardless, I could talk for hours on end, going off on tangents and side stories before finally reaching the point of my discourse. 

In my free time, I’m probably down a Wikipedia rabbit hole, whether it be about the attributes of the Thai language or a celebrity’s entire life story. 

I also like to take pictures of trees, for no particular reason other than it brings me joy.

My future causes me quite a bit of anxiety. I find myself wanting to pursue a stable career in environmental studies, yet longing to pursue my dream of acting.

In the end, I believe I’ll choose the latter. I don’t want to look back on my life and wonder what could have been. Time is one of the only things we do not get back, so I want to make mine worthwhile.

It’s so important to realize there’s more than one point of view. I may have my own perspective, and you may have yours. I hope that in whatever I do or accomplish, I may share more than just one.