Speaker: James Counihan '15
James Counihan '15: Hey, mrs Holmes, it's James Counihan class of 2015 and I just wanted to wish you congratulations on retirement. I can't believe it's been 46 years for you at WT. But it's truly the end of an era. Um I'm so sorry, I have not been able to be part of the Barb's Brigade for many of these events this year, but I'm actually on a theater tour right now, so I'm currently getting ready for "Pride and Prejudice" and we do it in repertory with "Julius Caesar" right now. So yes, I'm still doing theater and I couldn't think of a better time in which to give you a proper tribute. I still feel so lucky to be a part of this craft and you are one of the people that made me fall in love with it. Um special shout out to Avenue Q my freshman year um with Michael Booker, Nathan Hurrell, Michael Curry Nia D'Emilio and so many more. That was still one of my favorite theater processes ever. And thank you for the four years of mentorship you were as my advisor. High school is a very tricky time and you helped me through so many tough moments when I was overwhelmed or struggling in school, you just made me focus and clear my head and I still will always think of you as someone who's just no matter what situation you were thrown into, you always just been cool, calm and collected and I really love and admire that. Best of luck in your next chapter. This "Pride and Prejudice" show will be dedicated for you tonight and I wish you nothing but love and success in your next chapter of retirement. Love you very much.