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Thank You for Applying, 2022

Identifier: pf_2022spring_grafton_kristen.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2022


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


237 pages (237 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"High school graduation is fast approaching for senior Marjorie "Jorie" Jorie Haywood, and she's overwhelmed by everything: AP exams, prom committees, musical rehearsals, and her part-time job. food service shifts. Most importantly of all of this are the college applications. Jorie is sethas her heart set on attending the University of Florida, —in her mind, it's a given and always has been—so when UF waitlists her, she spirals, desperately searches desperately searching for a way to impress her way off the waitlist and onto an the acceptance list. When her school's musical risks cancellation shut down due to a lack of funding, Jorie realizes she just might be able to do both: if she can save the musical through an elaborate project, it might just be impressive enough to change her standing with UF. wow UF, possibly changing her standing. What she doesn't plan for is how her relationship with her best friend Wesley might be affected by their blossoming romantic connection and her rampant secrecy and lies. Ultimately, Jorie must make decisions decide not just about which school she will attend but what her future plans are. She has to reconcile shift what her priorities are in a college her priorities for college compared to what she thought they were, and reconcile her teenage dreams with her new goals as a young adult. how that reconciliation represents a teenager growing up into a young adult. She also discovers how a lack of trust in the people closest to her leads to her deception dishonesty, which that only causes pain and conflict. Jorie learns to value the important relationships in her life, whether static or evolving, as they play figure into her goals for her career and her life." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

237 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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