3 questions for: Takima Banks, Huron High School junior

We ask Takima—who played Alice in the Huron Players’ “Alice in Wonderland”—how she balances her full life

Takima Banks became interested in acting while a student at Clague Middle School and was happy to learn about the Huron Players when she arrived as a freshman.

She’s had a few small parts, but never the lead until she landed the role of Alice in the Huron Players’ production of “Alice in Wonderland” last fall.

Takima was not only a pleasure to work with, but one of the most thoughtful performers she’s ever worked with, says her director, Claire Federhofer, who advisor to the Huron Players.

“Takima works hard at creating and character and takes direction well,” says Federhofer. “She was an excellent Alice and embraced the innocent, powerful nature of the character. She is committed to the success of a production and makes sure that she gives 100 percent at each rehearsal she is expected to attend.”

Takima, who is also a cheerleader, softball player, Little League coach, and member of the National Honor Society, hopes to continue acting in high school, but isn’t sure about college. (She hopes to attend either the University of Michigan or Eastern Michigan University.)

“I might be part of theater in college,” she says, “but I like psychology and art among other things, so it really depends on what I decide.”

Her father, Terrence Banks, says he and his wife Tamika are proud of their daughter.

“Takima is very sweet, thoughtful, and caring to everyone,” said Banks. “She will definitely have a positive impact on whatever she decides to accomplish in life.”

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