Senior Spotlight: Kyle Tandy
By Anthony Auletta
Senior Kyle Tandy is a well-rounded student with interests in music, the theater, academics, and politics.
As a child, Kyle always wanted to be a Lego set designer, but he eventually grew out of that dream in the 5th grade. He has a small family and he lives with his parents and brothers, but his grandparents as well as some aunts and uncles live close by to him.
Kyle has been and still is active in all the plays for the four years he has been at Nottingham. Kyle’s hobbies consist of singing, acting, and dancing -- the formula to do well in the arts such as the school play. Ms. Lauren Flaherty had this to say about Kyle:”I really enjoy working with Kyle. He always brings a positive attitude and a sense of determination to our rehearsals. I am also very proud of him; it is exciting to see him have this senior moment in the show.”
During downtime however, he is a fan of video games, but who isn’t? As for movies, Kyle’s favorite is Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and one of his favorite songs is "Piano Man" by Billy Joel. Some other facts about Kyle are: His favorite color is orange, his favorite food is lobster bisque, and his favorite month of the year is December.
Looking back on his years at Nottingham and high school in general, Kyle said his favorite memory was participating in the play for all four years. That is quite an accomplishment and takes time and hard work. Looking ahead to the future, Kyle said his plans after high school are to go to Mercer County Community College for two years and then transfer to another school. When I asked him where he sees himself in ten years, he said he sees himself residing in Florida with his girlfriend and living near his family.
Kyle is often described as quiet but hard working and mature, two very important traits to have. He is motivated by the successful people of today and the past and his philosophy on life is to, “Live every moment; life is too short.”
Here's Kyle at the Marching Unit's Senior Recognition Day with his grandmother, brother, and mother.
Kyle poses with fellow Band members