My opera group has planned a trip to the famous Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival in Scottland this summer to perform! Recently, we performed George Bizet's famous, Carmen, with an updated twist, the story is set in a typical high school, and Carmen reigns as the head cheerleader; it's titled Carmen High. Our fearless leader, Stephanie Vlahos, has yet again taken a timeless artform and made it relevant to my generation so we too can experience the power of opera! As you all know, I am a graduating senior so my parents financial focus has to be paying for college, so my family and I have agreed that if I want to go on this trip, I have to come up with the money for my travels by myself. As an aspiring artist, I believe this opportunity will be invaluable not only to perform in such a distinguished forum for the theatre community, but also to experience a new part of the world. ANY AND ALL contributions are greatly appreciated!! Thank you so much.