Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local ...
Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local education concerns, but information about resources for parental research on different subjects concerning children and their well being. Jerrie Williams is the mother of three autistic children. Her journey began in 1999, when she discovered that her children were not developing according to the national mind stone charts. This was after they had received immunizations and developed reactions to them. She later learned the immunizations contained an agent that her children were allergic to, which led to their developmental delays. She moved her children to Georgia to be treated by a specialist in autism and brain injury in 2000. Since then she has been searching and discovering several research-based interventions and resources to educate, support and assist in the recovery of autism. She moved to Louisiana in August, 2011, and has been involved in educating the community about autism and the resources available to parents of autistic children as well as adults with autism. She has been instrumental in helping the Beauregard Parish school system to design an individualized curriculum that was suited for the educational needs of her children as well as other special needs children. Her children have since blossomed with this curriculum and continue to thrive. She will continue in her journey as a mother and an advocate for others.
[Spoiler alert! This story reveals plot point from Thursday's episode of Glee. If you haven't watched, avert your eyes now!]
Six months ago, it was the rejection no Glee fan saw coming. After killing it for his NYADA audition - in gold lamé pants and all - with his performance "Not the Boy Next Door," Kurt (Chris Colfer) was rejected by the performing arts school of his dreams while Rachel (Lea Michele) was accepted after blowing her audition the first time around. However, on Thursday's episode of Glee, that wrong was made right when Kurt was accepted into the program on his second try after a stirring performance of the Company classic "Being Alive" that earned a standing ovation from the tough Winter Showcase crowd and an approving look from Carmen Tibideaux (Whoopi Goldberg).
So what is next for Kurt? After spending the first half of the season playing second fiddle to Rachel, Isabelle (Sarah Jessica Parker) and, most notoriously, that one Facebook friend Blaine (Darren Criss) just had to sleep with, Kurt will be able to take center stage and turn his full attention to performing. But will he and Rachel have classes together next semester? Will he too have to endure the horrible wrath of bitter has-been Cassandra July (Kate Hudson)? And if Rachel is having such a hard time keeping up in dance class, what does that mean for Kurt? (Just kidding, how could we forget this dazzling dance number?).
And what does Kurt's entrance into NYADA mean for his Vogue career? The assumption is obviously that he'll quit his internship-of-a-lifetime to focus on his studies, but hopefully he'll bring the same tenacity and creative thinking to his performances the way he did to his job at Vogue.com. All those hours spent accessorizing shouldn't be for naught.
The most important question of all is what will be Kurt's ultimate path? Since the Glee pilot, Rachel has made it clear she wants to be on Broadway and become the next Barbra, but will Kurt's vocal talents also lead him to the Great White Way? Or is there another performing path he has yet to discover for himself?
P.S. Glee producers: Just because Kurt got into NYADA, doesn't mean we don't need to see his audition video featuring an acoustic version of Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," because we really, really do.
What did you think of Thursday's episode of Glee? Are you excited to see what lies ahead for Kurt at NYADA? Sound off below!
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