RFH Senior to Represent New Jersey at 2021 Virtual Arts Action Summit
Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School is proud to announce that Senior Alexandra Fratto, a star on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community, has been selected as one of the six students chosen to represent New Jersey Thespians & ArtPride New Jersey during the 2021 National Arts Action Summit.
The National Arts Action Summit is sponsored by Americans for the Arts and brings together arts educators & professional advocates from throughout the country to meet with legislators on behalf of a wide range of arts issues, including arts education. Though virtual due to the ongoing pandemic, Fratto will still be able to participate in training on current arts issues circulating on Capitol Hill and meet with elected officials for two weeks in April, overlapping Arts Advocacy Week which runs from April 12-16, 2021.
Alexandra Fratto was selected for this prestigious honor after submitting an essay as part of the Educational Theatre Association’s DemocracyWorks Essay Context. In recognizing how theatre has made a difference in her life, and increased her self worth and confidence, Fratto shares her hopes that others can benefit in the same ways, “My story with theatre may have started with a love for Disney, but it has manifested into something far greater. Theatre needs to become more accessible, not just a creative outlet for the wealthy. I should not be the only person with a story like this, and I know with some work, more people can benefit from the beauty and challenge of the stage.”
Alexandra began acting at Knollwood Middle School in Fair Haven when she was ten years old and has been a member of the Tower Players since entering RFH as a freshman. This upcoming Spring Musical will be her eighth performance on RFH’s stage and while she has loved all of the shows, last year’s Footloose has a special place in her heart! Off stage, Alexandra serves as co-president of the RFH chapter of the International Thespian Society, and induction chair of the Tech Crew in addition to being co-president of the Spanish Honor Society and an officer of the Mock Trial club.
Despite the challenges to the typical high school and theatre experiences that COVID has brought, Alexandra’s star has continued to shine bright and RFH can’t wait to see what she’ll do on the stage and beyond!