In Memory of Rick Watson "The passing of Rick Watson was an unexpected forthcoming last year (2020), and it was a true privilege to know Rick for nearly 15 years starting my DHS freshmen year. Rick offered me opportunities in my high school years. He trusted me to give teacher interviews, post articles, supply photos, and even upload a yearbook to his website, www.dorahighschool.com. I was granted the first Rick/Jilda Watson Performing Arts Scholarship before departing for college because the Watsons' saw potential in me. The last major project that I was honored to do for Rick was while I was in lockdown during COVID-19. In this time, I was able to convert his 2 Flash Player Slide Shows to Digital Files. These slideshows were important to me, as they were nostalgic. I am glad that I was able to spare them, as it is my fear that any day now, the DHS website may be defunct."
ON AUGUST 8th, 2020, WILLIAM HOSTED A HYBRID RECITAL IN THE GYMNASIUM OF THE ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. IT WAS THE ONLY HYBRID RECITAL IN THE COUNTY AT THE TIME. THE PURPOSE OF THE HYBRID EVENT WAS TO COMPENSATE FOR THE CANCELLED MAY RECITAL THAT YEAR DUE TO COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS.) THIS EVENT ALLOWED FOR 8 IN-PERSON PERFORMERS AND 8 VIRTUAL PERFORMERS. DUE TO COVID-19 PLAGUING THE NATION, THE USA REQUIRED VARIOUS FEDERAL GUIDELINES TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS. THE HYBRID RECITAL WAS HELD IN THE GYMNASIUM AS OPPOSED TO THE TRADITIONAL SANCTUARY SETTING, THE TABLES/CHAIRS WERE ARRANGED SIX FEET APART, HAND SANITIZERS WERE STATIONED AND FACIAL MASKS WERE REQUIRED.
ON MARCH 27th, 2020, SAG*AFTRA CONFIRMED WILLIAM AS A PRINCIPLE ACTOR ON THE ATLANTA-BASED SHORT PROJECT, Z-GENERATION. THE RECOGNITION MAKES WILLIAM ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE UNION.
PAST PRINCIPLE WORKS
Mason Music 205-908-7059
Arbonne International 800-272-6663
Bailey Brothers Music Academy 866-614-8002
Homewood School of Music 205-701-2144
Spiro Salt Room & Massage Therapy 205-445-0448
See's Candies 205-354-3540
Eco Credit Union 205-226-3948
Ellis Piano & Organ 205-979-4463
Homewood Toy & Hobby 205-879-3986
Insane Tan 205-648-3877
America's Thrift Store 205-221-0585
Leo & Susie's Famous Green Top Bar-B-Q 205-648-9838
Lee's Family Restaurant & Dinner Theatre 205-648-9217