When I tried out, I was extremely nervous because I thought many of the boys would be better than me. Turns out I was wrong.
I had lots of nerves before we performed the play, but when it was my part I just pretended everyone wasn't there and that it was just another practice. It really calmed my nerves down. (Check out the second video below to see how packed the auditorium was!)
By participating in the play, I learned lots about Texas history, like how 189 Texans were up against 4,000 Mexican soliders. I also learned that seven Texans survived the battle, including Davy Crockett, but sadly they were executed by orders from Santa Anna after their capture. Later, Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna at the battle of San Jacinto, who was forced to sign a peace treaty agreeing that the Mexican army would leave the region. That lead to the creation of the Republic of Texas. Texas became its own country before joining the United States in 1845 as the 28th state! Just think, had this not happened Texas would still be a part of Mexico!
Have you ever seen the real Alamo? It's an interesting place where you can learn many fascinating facts. I consider myself lucky to have seen it myself and to have participated in a play about it. I will never forget this performance and the facts I've learned about my state's history. Bye!.