Hey - my name is Ike Fortner and I'm a senior at Grand Junction High School. Thanks for your interest in my story. Following a year of preparation and an intense series of auditions at the National Unified Auditions, I was offered a spot at three different tier one college theatre programs. This was really exciting for me because the schools audition between [phone redacted] kids and each school has a small number of spots--between 10- 20. I'm thrilled to say I've decided to attend Roosevelt University; Chicago College of Performing Arts. Having been accepted into this exceptional program, I'm excited about the opportunities for growth as an actor. The faculty is world class. The curriculum amazing. The training I receive will enable me to pursue a life in theatre, which is my passion. As everyone knows, the cost of college is unbelievable. I was lucky to receive a very generous artistic award but I still need to come up with more money than we ever imagined. So, awkward as it is...I would like to ask for any support you might offer to help me get to Chicago. I will work hard and take advantage of every opportunity to excel! Thank you for your support!