I’m not sure how to start this blog because Chase is my son and of course I could go all “mommyish”, but for his sake I’ll try to remain a photographer. Photographing one’s kids is difficult, in my opinion, because they don’t want to be photographed at all and can think of a million excuses that all end with “not today”. However, Chase did have some ideas and I enjoyed creating with him when he allowed me to and we found a couple of nice days despite all the rain that we have had this spring to complete his senior portraits.
Chase has always been able to “light up a room” and during his high school years he participated in many activities and showed leadership for multiple clubs and organizations. During his three years in high school band, Chase played percussion and tuba and went to state with the Cypress Lakes Drumline. As the main character that acted out the mad scientist role, Chase performed impeccably and the drumline marched and played in sync – combined they placed first in state. Chase was also the band president his junior year. For three years, Chase participated in Step Team and all three years the team took first place at the district competition! As a cheerleader for two years, Chase was on the team when the first males were allowed to cheer at the high school. In addition, Chase made All American Cheerleader his senior year and was able to cheer in the London, New Year’s Eve parade. Also, Chase participated in NHS, NEHS (English Honor Society), Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), SNHS (Science Honor Society), and Key Club. He volunteered at many events and his senior year was accepted into the Junior Rodeo Committee, so he will continue this family tradition of volunteering with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
By encouraging others to do their best, Chase is a team player and is always finding the positive in difficult situations. He has proven himself to be a mature, young adult in high school and we hope he continues to be a positive impact on others in college and throughout life.
Chase had a difficult decision to make for his choice of college, but after a lot of thought, he has chosen to attend the University of Oklahoma, in Norman, Oklahoma and will be pursuing a major in Petroleum Engineering. Officially, we are now a “family divided” and the Red River Rivalry will become another tradition we will embrace.