The Camden Hills Regional High School Visual and Performing Arts student of the month for October is senior Molly White.

A mainstay of the Camden Hills theater program and the Strom Auditorium Tech Club, she is the lead lighting designer for all Camden Hills performing arts events as well as for many outside presenters. White has also worked behind the scenes on set design and construction for nearly every school production since her sophomore year.

White’s interest in theater has enabled her to combine her passion for math and science with her love of the arts. She has taken advantage of everything Camden Hills has to offer while going even further on her own, teaching herself to use the industry standard CAD-based lighting software Vectorworks. At the 2009 Maine Educational Theater Conference, her lighting design for HONK! received the only superior rating from the judges. White has also worked in a professional capacity, doing lighting for the Everyman Repertory Theatre.

This summer, in a program funded by the Maine Space Grant Consortium, White was selected for an internship at University of Maine in the WiSe-Net lab, working with Dr. Ali Abedi, exploring wireless communications technology and gaming theory. White has a definite lean toward math and sciences, and she plans to pursue a degree in engineering, but at Camden Hills she has also demonstrated a real talent for the arts.