Will Bolton

What School(s) do you attended? What are your favorite subjects? Year of Graduation?

I’m a senior at Plymouth Regional High School.  My favorite subjects are French and Photography.

Why did you want to become a TIGER?

I wanted to become a TIGER because middle school wasn’t that long ago for me and I remember how big of an issue bullying was.  To be able to help even one middle schooler that’s dealing with bullying is what makes doing TIGER so worthwhile.

Have you experienced any of the issues that TIGER addresses and how did you get through them? And what advice would you offer kids in the same situation?

People made fun of me throughout middle school for the way I acted.  Kids always called me “fag” and “girl”.  Unfortunately I didn’t know how to deal with it and never told anyone that I was picked on.  The advice I’d give to kids in my situation is to remind themselves that everything gets better once you’re out of middle school.  People mature and learn to accept others for who they are.  No one is alone.

What reaction or memorable experienced has touched you the most since becoming a TIGER?

A boy after a recent show exclaimed that he loved when TIGER came to his school.  Just seeing the happiness and gratitude coming from the kids is what touches me the most.

What kind of music is on your I-pod?  Name a few artists we’d find or a favorite tune or two…

A lot of pop and show tunes are on my iPod.  A few artists you’d find there are Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Lady GaGa!

What inspires you?

Music, cities, people and coffee.  Life inspires me.

What is your favorite quote or saying?

“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.”
― Lady Gaga

“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe

What is your favorite…

TIGER Song: The Lunchroom Rap

Musical: “WICKED” or “Ghost”

Movie:  “Titanic”

Recording Artist:  Nicki Minaj

Actor: Johnny Depp

Actress: Rachel McAdams

TV Show: “Chelsea Lately”

And finally, who is your favorite tiger and why?

My favorite is the white tiger.  It’s individual and beautiful.

Performance Highlights

 

“The TIGER program was excellent and I am using the various techniques in school. The students are still talking about the show. You are doing a great deal to help us in leading our students in the right direction.”

- J. Brodeur, School Principal, St. Thomas Aquinas, Derry.