STAC taught me to think creatively about the world around me, not just when limited to the surface of a canvas or piece of paper. I would never have thought pursuing the arts as a career was possible, even on a supplemental level. Socially, STAC helped me hone my character when I still hadn't fully emerged from my shell in High School, and gave me confidence in myself and in my talent through applied instances, not just superficial praise. STAC changed my life, plain and simple. I don't know who, or where I would be now without it.