In the main photo, Sami Jo Welch kicks back on her parents’ porch at the family home on Veterans Memorial Highway in Pine Prairie. When not lounging around at home and attending school, she appears in theatrical productions for the Lagniappe Theatre Co. in Alexandria. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks

A theatrical metamorphosis

Just like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, adolescents go through a metamorphosis as they emerge from their childhood characteristics into those of young adulthood.


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