“I’ve been acting for about 3 years — I only really got serious about it in my 10th grade year at Seneca Valley. So then I started looking at schools and wanted to go to Lincoln Park. I auditioned and I’m here now, a senior. I’ll be going to BC3 for 2 years, going to learn a trade there, hopefully pick up some skills to earn some money and then go to some kind of school to learn voice acting, like for cartoons or video games, stuff like that. You can build a recording studio anywhere. I’m starting to work with one of my friends, who’s an animator. Have a bunch of cool projects lined up this summer.

There’s a lot of lessons to be learned from The Crucible. I think one of those is — don’t accuse without knowing — don’t accuse somebody based on what somebody else says, go to that person, ask for the proof before you buy into something. I know personally that happens in schools a lot. Kids will say one thing about such-and-such kid and then it becomes this “fact” and all of this argument will start but then when it finally gets to the person they don’t have any way to defend themselves because everyone has believed it and made it this lie and this story. The Crucible is really relatable to life.”

Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.