The year 2000 was full of promise for Friendswood resident Amanda May. She had just finished her third year as a musical theater major attending the College Conservatory of Music in Ohio. May had the world in the palm of her hand.
She grew up dancing and singing, taking lessons at the Jill Rauscher School of Dance and Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Webster. She performed in several Galveston Island Outdoor Musicals and graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. Not just beautiful, May was funny and full of energy and loved to entertain. It wasn’t unusual for her to twirl and do cartwheels at the drop of a hat.