In addition to having a superb arts curriculum, the academics at Interlochen were also very rigorous. Not to worry, however, as we had an amazing academic faculty to guide us through our challenging courses. I was especially fond of my chemistry teacher, Mr.Randall. Not only was Mr. Randall a fantastic teacher, but he was also hilarious (this sat very well with me). I adored his class and, because he made everything so much fun, I wanted to learn as much chemistry as possible - I would even come after school and help around the lab and set up experiments for the next day. That might not seem like such a big deal but think of it this way: I hung out and did science for fun when I could have been singing "Into the Woods" while actually running into the woods. As a testament to his awesomeness, when it came time for our final project and my friend Kathleen and I made a shampoo from scratch, Mr.Randall actually let us wash his hair in class as part of our oral presentation. 99% of the love I have for chemistry today is because Mr.Randall is a supremely rad individual. ( I was also lucky to have some other rockin' chemistry teachers later on who kept that fire a-blazing, but Mr. Randall was certainly the one who started it all.)
I mention these two points because my most recent biochemistry song nicely combines goofy chemistry and Rent. Clearly this is what happens when you send kids to the middle of nowhere to learn science and sing songs. WOOT! INTERLOCHEN!
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