Omaha Third Class plays the lead role in ABC’s ‘Abbott Elementary’ season finale

Editor’s Note: If you missed Tuesday night’s season finale of “Abbott Elementary,” you can watch the episode on ABC.com or on Hulu. In the season finale of ABC’s hit show “Abbott Elementary,” some might notice a familiar face. A third-grader from Omaha from Westside Community Schools’ Westgate Elementary got a spot on the show. Nine-year-old Etta Hughes is full of hopes and dreams, just like other third-graders her age. “My ultimate dream is to go to the moon and probably be the first TikToker to go to the moon,” Hughes said. And while it may not be that extreme, Hughes is watching one of his other dreams come true. “I do not know what to say when I am me, but with acting it is like there are lines and I play someone else, so I know exactly what they want to say because the conversation is already underway. planned, “Hughes said. Usually, Etta is inside a classroom at Westgate Elementary. But on April 12, she made her nationwide primetime debut in the season finale of “Abbott Elementary.” Although she’s playing someone else, Hughes said her character on the show is not that far off from how she’s in the classroom. “Honestly, but she’s brutally honest and she’s making a joke out of it,” Hughes said. Hughes knew she would be performing at an early age. β€œIt dawned on me when I was about four years old because I was doing musical theater when I was three,” she said. Her performance on “Abbott Elementary” is her first TV concert. “I stole my mom’s phone to go on YouTube because I did. I do not have an iPad,” Hughes said. “And this ad kept popping up as ‘Be one of the first 200 people to sign up and you can audition.’ Hughes did not even know which program she was auditioning for back in January. 2021. “Luckily, I know (my mom’s) email and password,” she said. Hughes sent an audition tape in October before getting a recall. In November, it was time to record the episode. “It feels like you is nervous, but you want to jump and scream and cry at exactly the same time, “she said. While excited to start this new chapter in her young life, Hughes said she will never forget Omaha, the city that started it “I have family here and I would never forget anyone or anywhere that really helped me get to where I am,” she said. Hughes has other auditions in her future. She said she plans to finish fourth grade in Omaha and then move to Los Angeles.

Editor’s Note: If you missed Tuesday night’s season finale of “Abbott Elementary,” you can watch the episode on ABC.com or on Hulu.

In the season finale of ABC’s hit show “Abbott Elementary,” some might notice a familiar face. A third-grader in Omaha from Westside Community Schools’ Westgate Elementary found himself a spot on the show.

Nine-year-old Etta Hughes is full of hopes and dreams, just like other third-graders her age.

“My ultimate dream is to go to the moon and probably be the first TikToker to go to the moon,” Hughes said.

And while it may not be that extreme, Hughes is watching one of his other dreams come true.

“I do not know what to say when I am me, but with acting it is like there are lines and I play someone else, so I know exactly what they want to say because the conversation is already underway. planned, “Hughes said.

Usually, Etta is inside a classroom at Westgate Elementary. But on April 12, she made her nationwide primetime debut in the season finale of “Abbott Elementary.”

Although she plays someone else, Hughes said her character in the show is not that far off from how she is in the classroom.

“She’s honest, but she’s brutally honest, and she’s making a joke out of it,” Hughes said.

Hughes knew she would be performing at an early age.

β€œI realized when I was about four years old because I was doing musical theater when I was three,” she said.

Her appearance on “Abbott Elementary” is her first television appearance.

“I stole my mom’s phone to go on YouTube because I did not have an iPad,” Hughes said. “And this ad kept popping up as ‘Be one of the first 200 people to sign up and you can audition.'”

Hughes did not even know which show she auditioned for back in January 2021.

“Luckily, I know (my mom’s) email and password,” she said.

Hughes sent an audition tape in October before getting a recall. In November, it was time to record the episode.

“It feels like you’re nervous, but you want to jump and scream and cry at the exact same time,” she said.

While excited to start this new chapter in her young life, Hughes said she will never forget Omaha, the city that started it all.

“I have family here and I would never forget anyone or anywhere that really helped me get to where I am,” she said.

Hughes has other auditions in his future. She said she plans to finish fourth grade in Omaha and then move to Los Angeles.

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