Well... There is a lot I feel like I should say...
First of all, I'm in high school; but I work for the largest public theatre for several counties around mine, I'm also employed by a private sound reinforcement company, I do all of the video and audio broadcast for our city council and sub committees, I intern for MSN; the local collegiate sports network, AND I do all of the sound for my high school (usually with my own equipment or equipment from the private company, free of charge).
Theres so much that I wish I could explain, and I want to, but theres no way nor do I know how to start.
In a nutshell:
Basically. I own and operate my high school auditorium with one of my good friends, literally. Don Knotts started his acting career on my stage, went to my school, and you can still see where he wrote his name on the walls back stage. And my auditorium has barely changed since that time.
Built in 1927, my house, the Morgantown High School Auditorium still has the original hemp rigging that was first installed, and only 7 days ago had the original curtains replaced. The Drama Department is a large group of drug addicts and delinquents who I would be afraid to leave alone in my home for more than 5 seconds. Though I run and manage the theatre, I have no associations or ties with them nor does my friend. All of the lighting is from the late 60's and the sound is late 80's early 90's and has no change (all super analog). No one knows how the wiring gets from stage to FOH (which my friend and I have established a new FOH and made the old one into the follow spot booth [though we only have one follow spot and it is original also]). Our drama department has destroyed many things, but we salvaged a few things and basically patched up the facility as best as we could and use our own equipment to run events for all school groups excluding drama. No one cares about the facility, and my friend and I are faced with personally keeping the facility. We sweep, mop, clean, work on the rigging, run all shows, and manage the house. The administration knows what we do, and have given us a key and permission to basically do what we want (under the direction of my boss at the public theatre and local IATSE officials). The music and choral department (highly prized, band went too MACYS parade last year) know of us also, and are very thankful for everything we do. We basically became captains of the titanic only after it hit the iceberg.
2) My good friend that helps me in the school is also the owner of the private company I work for. We do concerts, DJ, weddings... All that good stuff. We are just starting, but do decent business with the given market.
3) I worked as a volunteer at the local public theatre when I was 15. I was with a small group who rented the house to perform, and I was doing sound... The house just got a new Yamaha LS9-32 and I was the first person to operate it for a full show. I did 6 shows each 3 hours long. By the end of the week, the director handed me a job app and thats when my career doing sound as a job started.
4) My boss at the public theatre (funded by the board of parks and recreation AND the city) then recommended me to the city board when I turned 16 and thats how I started doing all of their broadcast.
5) By age 17, the Mountaineer Sports Network (MSN) offered me a an internship which is where I got my first experience with the Yamaha M7CL.
6) My mom worked for West Virginia University at the College of Creative Arts, performance division and the house offered me an IATSE job. I haven't accepted or rejected the offer yet, but I'm trying to figure out if my plate is too full.
Here I am... My life is crazy. I also forgot to mention I'm in the Boy Scouts of America and just finished my Eagle Project, I'm in all AP classes, and I play the trumpet in my high schools nationally acclaimed Wind Ensemble that was featured at Ground Zero. I don't know what happens from one day to another. I need all the help I can get with this stuff, and I always get carried away as you can tell from above...