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Mount Ayr Community High School Drama Club
2016 - 2017

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 20, 2016, Page 6

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 27, 2016, Pagse 1 & 12

MACHS to present 'Shrek' Nov. 11-13
First performance in renovated auditorium

The fall production by the Mount Ayr Community Drama Department, "Shrek, The Musical," is set for three performances: Friday, November 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 12 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m.

The production will be the first in the newly renovated high school auditorium.

According to Music Theatre International, the company from which the performance rights are purchased: "Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, "Shrek, The Musical" is a Tony Award winning fairy tale adventure. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's mor to the story than meets the ears.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek . . . And thus begins the tale of any unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a fiesty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempeed bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand . . . and his name is Shrek. Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre."

The cast for the production includes:

Shrek -  Mitchell Jennett
Donkey - Will Young
Fiona - Abbey Schafer
Lord Farquaad - Bradley Wurster
Dragon (lead voice)
and Mother Hubbard
 
 -
 
 Laura Campbell
Dragon - puppeteers
(sings knight part)
and storybook characters
 -
 
 
 1. Kirsten Young -Spoon
 2. Elsie Schafer - Dish
 3. Hannah Jackson - Cow
Gingerbread Man - John Young
Pinocchio - Will Hunt
Big Bad Wolf - Josh Cox
Three Little Pigs
 
 
 -
 
 
 1. Chase Henry
 2. John Shields
 3. Drew Willis
White Rabbit - Samantha Schaefer
Fairy Godmother - Breanne Haley
Fire Fairy - Blair Glendenning
Light Fairy - Alyssa Johnson
Peter Pan - Sammy McGill
Wicked Witch - Cassie Brand
Sugar Plum Fairy - Ashton Sheil
Ugly Duckling - Brylea Stark
Three Bears
 
 
 -
 
 
 1. Molly Anderson - Mama
 2. Trenton Stull - Papa
 3. Kaitlyn Dolecheck - Baby
Mad Hatter - Lucas Wurster
Humpty Dumpty - Kenisha Ross
Elf - Addy Flemmang
Dwarf - Hallie Still
Little Shrek - Lannie Sheil
Mama Ogre -
Little Red Riding Hood
 
 -
 
 Mercadez Birkenholz
Papa Ogre -
Hansel
 
 -
 
 Andrew Belzer
King Harold -
Jack
 
 -
 
 Myles Greene
Queen Lillian -
Jill
 
 -
 
 Katie Sickels
Young Fiona -
Snow White
 
 -
 
 Gabrielle Hunke
Teen Fiona -
Little Match Girl
 
 -
 
 Jentri Ruby
Captain of the Guard - Cauy Bickel
Thelonius - Craven Martin
Guards
 
 
 
 
 -
 
 
 
 
 1. Zach Murphy
 2. Tucker Darrah
 3. Nathan Hauge
 4. Zane Powell
 5. Dylan McAlexander
Knights and
Storybook Characters
 
 
 -
 
 
 
 1. Paige Lynch - Puss in Boots
 2. Tessa Shields - Gretel
 3. Mary Larsen - Alice in Wonderland
 4. Megan Reasoner - Goldilocks
Pied Piper - Jacob Rushing
Rats -
and Duloe Performers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1. Jaycee Knight
 2. Samantha Stewart
 3. Gracie Mobley
 4. Byanca Smith
 5. Josh Restauro
 6. Reas Knapp
 7. Ryann Martin
 8. MacKenzie Shields
Three Blind Mice
 
 
 -
 
 
 1. Austin Greenland
 2. Dalton Elwood
 3. Jordan McAlexander
Bluebird - Lanie Sheil
Bishop - Dylan McAlexander
Townspeople: - Austin Greenland, Dalton Elwood,
 Jordan McAlexander, Jaycee Knight,
 Samantha Stewert, Jacob Rushing,
 Gracie Mobley, Byanca Smith
 Reas Knapp, Josh Restauro,
 Ryann Martin,
 MacKenzie Shields

The crew for the production include:

Mrs. Kneip's assistants
 
 :
 
 Sara Winemiller, Caroline McAlexander,
 & Bailey Anderson
Lights
 
 :
 
 Haylea England, Sadie Frost,
 Amber Davison & Kelcie Shields
Sound
 
 
 :
 
 Logan Eaton, Hanna Ackley,
 Emma Mobley & Abbi Haley
Makeup
 
 
 :
 
 
 Cheyenne Haveman, Hayley Whittington,
 Keirston Klommhaus, Kylee Smith,
 & Jessica McCreary
Costumes
 
 
 :
 
 
 Hadlie Sickels, Addie Shay,
 Rachel Gregg, Elizabeth Sobotka,
 Mikayla Edwards & Alexis Main
Programs
 
 
 :
 
 
 Mikael Johnson, Jaylynn Ellis,
 Ashton Smith, Avery Riggs,
  and Dani Krauth
Videographer : Kamron Smelser
Stage Manager : Braydon Swank
Short throw projector : Jake Hoveland
Curtains : Tyler Jones & Isaac Grose
Fly-in : Jacob McCreary & Eian Adams
Set Crew
 
 
 :
 
 
 Mitchell Lutrick, Hunter Wilson,
 Darrian Holmes, Tristan Holmes,
 Cayden Lambert & Dawson Frost

  Transcriptions by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2017

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, November 10, 2016, Page 18

'Shrek' on stage this weekend

Mitchell Jennett as Shrek and Will Young as Donkey are two of the stars in the MACHS production of "Shrek, the Musical" this weekend.

Photograph courtesy of Mount Ayr Record-News
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2017

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 26, 2017, Page 6

Mount Ayr Community high school students have advanced to state competition in large group speech:
(front row, L-R) Hallie Still, Kennedy Brokaw-McAlexander, Addy Flammang, Samantha Schaefer and Sammy McGill; (second row) Mitchell Jenett, Ryann Martin, Gabby Hunke and Kenisha Ross; (third row) Nathan Hauge, Will Young, Caroline McAlexander and Abbey Schaefer; (fourth row) Will Hunt, Trenton Stuff and Chase Henry. (Not pictured: Hannah Jackson, Elsie Schafer and Josh Cox.)

Mount Ayr speech competes at districts

The MACHS speech teams (varsity and freshman) traveled to Clarke High School on Saturday, January 21 for the district speech competition. The teams competed along with 34 other teams from the Southwest Iowa area.

The teams received ratings from the judge or judges in the room. A I rating is considered an excellent rating and qualifies the student to move on to the state competition. A II rating means that the judge or judges felt the performance was good, but needed a little more work and therefore do not move on to state.

Those who received a I rating included the short film, "The Story of a Bully," performed by Samantha Schaefer, Ryann Martin, Lannie Sheil, Caroline McAlexander, Gabby Hunke, Nathan Hauge, Josh Cox and Trenton Stull; the group improvisation team of Mitchell Jennett, Will Young, Will Hunt, Abbey Schafer and Hallie Still; the group improvisation team of Addy Flammang, Kennedy McAlexander and Kenisha Ross; and the group improvisation team of Chase Henry, Nathan Hauge, Elsie Schafer, Hannah Jackson and Sammy McGill.

Those who received a II rating included the freshman one-act play, "Action News: Now with10 percent more Action," starring Kaitlyn Dolecheck, Jacob Rushing, Hanna Ackley, Cayden Lambert, Dalton Elwood, Tyler Jones and Bryce Hower; the freshman radio broadcast of Kaitlyn Dolecheck and Hanna Ackley; the freshman improv of Jacob Rushing, Dalton Elwood, Cayden Lambert, Tyler Jones and Bryce Hower; the radio broadcast of Ashton Sheil, Blair Glendenning, Mitchell Jennett, Logan Eaton, John Young, Chase Henry, Gabby Hunke, Lanie Sheil and Samantha Schaefer; and the choral reading, :How to Make an American Teenage Quilt," with Abbey Schafer, Kennedy McAlexander, Kenisha Ross, Addy Flammang, Mercadez Birkenholz, Sammy McGill, John Young and John Shields.

"The kids did a great job and made our school proud," said speech coach Shaun Kniep. "They performed well and worked hard."

Photograph courtesy of Mount Ayr Record-News
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2017

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 09, 2017, Page 1

Speech team fares well at state group competition

The Mount Ayr speech team took four entries to compete in the state large group competition Saturday, February 4 at Valley High School in West Des Moines.

Lanie Sheil, Samantha Schaefer, Caroline McAlexander, Ryann Martin, Josh Cox, Trenton Stull and Nathan Hauge showed their short film entitled, "The Story of a Bully." The students wrote and filmed the short film completely on their own. The film tackles the hard subject of bullying and how it affects the victim. The film received a I (excellent) rating from all three judges.

The group improvisation team of Chase Henry, Hannah Jackson, Sammy McGill, Nathan Hauge, and Elsie Schafer drew the situation ice skating at the Olympics competition. The team received a I (excellent) rating from all three judges.

The group improvisation team of Mitchell Jennett, Will Young, Will Hunt, Hallie Still and Abbey Schafer drew the situation in a diving competition for the first time. The team received a I (excellent) rating from all three judges.

The group improvisation trio of Kennedy McAlexander, Addyson Flammang and Mercadez Birkenholz drew the situation changing the car oil for the first time. The girls received a II (good) rating from all three judges.

"The team performed very well Saturday," said MAC speech coach Shaun Kniep. "I was in credibly proud of their efforts and their results. They represented our school very well."

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2017

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 16, 2017, Page 16

Speech team fares well at state group competition

The Pride of Iowa conference speech tournament was held on Friday, February 10 in Indianola. It was hosted by Pleasantville this year.

The MACHS speech team took 21 students to the tournament and all did very well. The conferene speech coaches serve as judges for the day offering each of the students notes regarding how they can improve their performances before district competition.

Those receiving I (excellent) ratings included: Haylea England (lit program), Lanie Sheil (poetry), Abbey Schafer (acting), Kaitlyn Dolecheck (storytelling), Abigail Barnes (poetry), Madison Birkenholtz (poetry), Dalton Elwood (improv), Jacob Rushing (improv), Bryce Hower (improv), Hannah Jackson (improv and Lit program), Chase Henry (improv), Mitchell Jennett (acting), Brianna Dory (acting), Adelyda Ebersole (expository address), Will Hunt (review) and Mercadez Birkenholtz (spontaneous speaking).

Those receive II (good) ratings included: Aston Sheil (original oratory), Kaitlyn Dolecheck (poetry), Dalton Elwood (prose), Jacob Rushing (spontaneous speaking), John Young (after dinner speach), Will Young (spontaneous speaking), Samantha Schaefer (prose) and Samantha McGill (prose).

Trenton Stull and Mrcadez Birkenholtz both received a IV (disqualification) rating in Radio Broacast because they went over the five minutes time limit.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2017

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 23, 2017, Pages 1 & 9

MACHS drama March 10-11
'Mystery at Shady Acres' to involve audience

The Drama Department at Mount Ayr Community High School will present its spring production, "Mystery at Shady Acres or ... Carats and Crumpets" Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m. both nights.

A pie auction will also be held both nights during intermission.

The comedy is described as "an audience participation mystery."

According to a description from the Pioneer Drama Service, "Your audience's help is needed to solve the baffling theft at Shady Acres, a cozy hotel tucked away in the remote English countryside in the late 1920s. The hotel staff is frantically preparing for the arrival of their most prestigious guests ever ... the wealthy and famous Fairfaxes from America. Everything seems to be going awry as the hotel is turned topsy-turvy with zany activity. Finally, hotel manager Mr. Clifford manages to usher the English Tea Garden tour group out of the lobby early and to straighten out the confusion between the Fairfaxes and the Brighthams, another pair of wealty guests. Just when he thinks everything is going smoothly, Mrs. Fairfax's valuable diamond necklace is stolen! Who could it be? And who is the mystrious man lurking about who signed the hotel register as Mr. X? The police discover that practically everyone at the hotel has a motive. Having a flamboyant but ineffective detective and his assistant arrive on the scene competing to solve the case first only makes matters worse. Good thing your audience is there to help point out the clues and analyze characters' motivations. This lighthearted 'whodunit' has enough twists and turns to make Agatha Christie smile!"

Cast

Edward Fairfax- wealthy Amerian guest- Will Hunt
Blanche Fairfax- snobbish wife- Ashton Sheil
Charles Sims- their assistant- John Shields
Audrey Rochester
 
-
 
 Amercian
(former girlfriend of Edward)
- Breanne Haley
 
Stanley Larson- charming, but penniless- Mitchell Jennett
Albert Brightham- hotel guest- Zach Murphy
Ingrid Brightham- hotel guest- Tessa Shields
George Haliwell- hotel guest- Brayden Swank
Minnie Haliwell- hotel guest- MaiLynn Taylor
Clara Ross- hotel guest- Sammy McGill
Arthur Ross- hotel guest- Nathan Hauge
Florence Hastings- hotel guest- Jentri Ruby
Walter Hastings- hotel guest- Trenton Stull
Della Archer- hotel guest- Samatha Schaefer
Dirk Archer- hotel guest- Jacob Rushing
Mr. X- mysterious man in black- Dylan McAlexander
Mr. Henry Clifford- hotel owner and manager- Bradley Wurster
Basil
 
-
 
 desk clerk of indeterminate
foreign origin
- Will Young
 
Heimlich- German chef- Craven Martin
Fosbury
 
-
 
 Assistant chef
 
- Caroline
   McAlexander
Adolf- Assistant chef- Bryce Hower
Gaston- Assistant chef- Dalton Thomas
Greta Whyte- maid- Kenisha Ross
Beth Morgan- maid- Addy Flammang
Lavinia Crawford- maid- Hope Fletchall
Fred Elliott- Gardener- Josh Cox
Albert Samuels- Electrician- Darrian Holmes
Clarence Dudley- Plumber- Joan Trujillo
Mr. Rogers- friendly bus driver- Lucas Wurster
Cathy- enthusiastic tour guide- Laura Campbell
Frederica Frumpet- frumpy elderly woman- Cassie Brand
Patricia- Mrs. Frumpet's friend- Katie Sickels
Ida- tea garden group- Hannah Jackson
Belle- tea garden group- Lannie Sheil
Peony- tea garden group- Jessica McCreary
Daisy- tea graden group- Abbi Haley
Clovis- tea garden group- Paige Lynch
Mildred- tea garden group- Kamy Smelser
Bea- tea garden group- Ryanna Martin
Rose- tea garden group- MacKenzie Shields
Dorothy- tea garden group- Kylee Smith
Sophia- tea garden group- Elsie Schafer
Heather- tea garden group- Samantha Stewart
Amaryllis- tea garden group- Gracie Mobley
Alice- tea garden group- Mikayla Edwards
Henry- tea garden group- Avery Riggs
Floyd- tea garden group- Reas Knapp
James- tea garden group- Cayden Lambert
Frank
 
-
 
 tea garden group
 
- Jordan
  McAlexander
Lois Banks- Middle class mother- Abbey Schafer
Miranda Banks- misbehaved triplet- Macy Larsen
Michelle Banks- misbehaved triplet- Amber Davison
Melinda Banks- misbehaved triplet- Emma Mobley
Myrna Werther- long suffering nanny- Megan Reasoner
Cheif Dover
Wickfield
-
 
 Chief of Police
 
- Chase Henry
 
Lt. Theodore Dorritt- member of police dept.- Drew Willis
Sergeant Farley
O'Doyle
-
 
 member of police dept
 
- Myles Greene
 
Officer Eleanor Black- member of police dept.- Brylea Stark
Officer Harry
Weasley
-
 
 member of police dept.
 
- Dalton Edwards
 
Officer Joanna
Phelps
-
 
 member of police dept.
 
- Kaitlyn Dolecheck
 
Detective Philip
Thornton
-
 
 flamboyant and ineffective
private eye
- John Young
 
Emma Reid
 
-
 
 Thronton's efficient & intelligent
assistant
- Mercadez
  Birkenholz
Rebecca O'Grady- Miss Reid's assistant- Jaycee Knight

Backstage crew

Mrs. Kneip's Assistants
 
-
 
 Blair Glendenning
Bailey Anderson
  Sara Winemiller
  Alyssa Johnson
Lights- Haylea England  Alexis Main
Sound- Logan Eaton  Addie Shay
Set Design & painting- Sadie Frost 
Costumes
 
-
 
 Hayles Whittington
Hanna Ackley
  Keirston Klommhaus
 
Makeup
 
-
 
 Rachel Gregg
Madison Birkenholz
  Elizabeth Sobotka
 
Set, Curtains & Props
 
 
 
 
 
 
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Isaac Grose
Dawson Frost
Cole Clymer
Andrew Belzer
Tyler Jones
Eian Adams
Austin Greenland
  Keelan Klommhaus
  Tristan Holmes
  Mason Smith
  Jacob McCreary
  Cauy Bickel 

 Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2017

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 02, 2017, Page 9

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 09, 2017, Pages 1 & 9

A large cast will take to the stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10 and Saturday 11 to present the
Mount Ayr Community High School's Drama Club spring production,
"Mystery at Shady Aces or ... Carats and Crumpets."
The play is described as "an audience participation mystery."
In additon to the entertainment on stage, audience members will have the opportunity
to bid on pies during intermission both nights.

'Mystery at Shady Acres' presented this week at MACHS

The Drama Department of Mount Ayr Community High School will present its spring production "Mystery at Shady Acres or ... Carats and Crumpets" Friday, March 10 and Satuday, March 11 at 7 p.m. both nights.

A pie auction will also be held both nights during intermission.

[Play description and cast in above article.]


Photograph courtesy of Mount Ayr Record-News
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2017

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 09, 2017, Page 16

  Members of the Mount Ayr Community High School Drama Club include: Seniors: Mitchell Jennett, Ashton Sheil, Tessa Shields, Blair Glendenning, Breanne Haley, Megan Reasoner, Cassie Brand, Cheyenne Haveman, Laura Campbell, Brylea Stark, Macy Larsen, Haylea England, Sadie Frost, Hope Fletchall and Molly Anderson.

Juniors: Alyssa Johnson, John Young, William Young, Mercadez Birkenholz, Abbey Schafer, Bailey Anderson, Hallie Still, MaiLynn Taylor, Katie Sickels, Bradley Wurster, Craven Martin, Kenisha Ross, Will Hunt, Logan Eaton, Cauy Bickel, Dylan McAlexander, Lucas Wurster, Brayden Swank, Zach Murphy, Jacob McCreary, Addy Flammang, Sara Winemiller, Eian Ada,s. Mitchell Lutrick, Tristan Holmes and Kirsten Young.

Sophomores: Nathan Hauge, Chase Henry, Elsie Schafer, Trenton Stull, Myles Greene, Drew Willis, Josh Cox, Samantha Schaefer, Lannie Sheil, Hannah Jackson, Tucker Darrah, Hunter Haveman, Jentri Ruby, Abbi Haley, MacKenzie Shields, Ryann Martin, Caroline McAlexander, Emma Mobley, Amber Davison, Kylee Smith, Paige Lynch, Andrew Belzer, John Shields, Jacob Hoveland, Hayley Whittington, Keirston Klommhaus and Sammy McGill.

Freshman: Josh Restaura, Jaycee Knight, Jacob Rushing, Isaac Grose, Samantha Stewart, Alexis Main, Gracie Mobley, Tyler Jones, Hanna Ackley, Austin Greenland, Cayden Lambert, Kaitlyn Dolecheck, Dalton Elwood, Dawson Frost, Rachel Gregg, Darrian Holmes, Addy Shaw, Reas Knapp, Jordan McAlexnder, Hadlie Sickels, Elizabeth Sobotka, Dalton Thomas, Bryce Hower, Mikayla Edwards, Keelan Klommhaus, Cole Clymer and Joan Trujillo.

DISTRICT SPEECH - LARGE GROUP: Saturday, February 25th the MACHS speech team took 30 events to district speech contest in Shenandoah.Those receiving II ratings who will not be heading to state contest included: Will Young - Spontaneous Speaking, John Young - After Dinner Speech, Jacob Rushing - Spontaneous Speaking, Dalton Elwood - Prose, Ashton Sheil - Original Oratory, Lanie Sheil - Poetry, Abigail Barnes - Poetry, Samantha Schaefer - Prose, Kaitlyn Dolecheck - Poetry, Trenton Stuff - Poetry and Radio Broadcast, Mercadez Birkenholz - Spontaneious Speaking and Radio Broadcast, Nathan Hauge - Prose, and Bryce Hower - Improv.

Those receiving I rating and heading onto state March 11th at Johnston High School included: Abbey Schafer - Acting, Mitchell Jennett - Acting, Will Hunt - Review, Adelyda Ebersole - Expository Address, Elsie Schafer - Storytelling and Solo Musical, Kaitlyn Dolecheck - Storytelling, Caroline McAlexander - Storytelling, Sammy McGill - Prose, Chase Henry - Improv, Hannah Jackson - Improv and Literary Program, Haylea England - Literary Program, Kennedy Brokaw-McAlexander - Literary Program, Abbey Schafer, Elsie Schafer, Brad Phelps, and Hallie Still (not pictured Lew Knapp).

CONFERENCE SPEECH - INDIVIDUAL: Held in Indianola IA Friday, February 10 - see above news article of February 16th.

STATE SPEECH RESULTS - LARGE GROUP: Held Saturday, February 4th at Valley High School, West Des Moines IA - see above news article of February 9th.

DISTRICT SPEECH COMPETITON - INDIVIDUAL: Held at Clarke High School, Osceola IA on Saturday, January 21 - see above news article of January 26th.

Photographs courtesey of Mount Ayr Record-News
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2017

Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 16, 2017, Page 10

MACHS speech team performs well at state
By Shaun Kniep, MACHS Speech Coach

The MACHS speech team traveled early Saturday morning to Johnston for the state speech tournament. Twelve students performed in fourteen events.

Seniors Mitchell Jennett and Haylea England have been integral parts of the speech team for the past four years.

Haylea performed a Literary Program piece entitled, "The Pain of Abuse." She received a I (excellent) rating from all three judges for an overall I rating.

[It was later learned Haylea had been chosen to perform her literary program at the All-State Festival March 27 at UNI.]

Mitchell performed an acting piece entitled, "Driving Lessons." He received a I rating and two II ratings for an overall II (good) rating.

The junior members performing Saturday included Adelyda Ebersole, Abbey Schafer, Will Hunt, and Kennedy Brokaw-McAlexander.

Adelyda performed an expository speech which she wrote herself entitled, "Why Ag?" She received a I rating from one judge and two II ratings for an overall II rating.

Will Hunt performed a review of the book "Divergent," which he wrote himself. Will received a I rating from all three judges for an overall I rating.

Abbey performed an acting piece entitled, "88 Keys." She received a II rating from one judge and two I ratings for an overall I rating.

Kennedy performed a Literary Program piece entitled, "What do you do with an Idea?" She received a II rating from one judge and two I ratings for an overall I rating.

The sophomore members included Sammy McGill, Caroline McAlexander, Elsie Schafer, Hannah Jackson and Chase Henry.

Chase performed an individual improvisation. He drew the characters a mad scientist and a nuclear physicst with the situation playing tennis. Chase received a I rating from all three judges for an overall I rating.

Hannah Jackson performed an individual improvisation. She drew the characters a phantom and an organist with the situation brushing a hamster's hair. She received a I rating from one judge and a II rating from two of the judges for an overall II rating.

Hannah also performed a Literary Program piece entitled, What do you do with a Problem?" Hannah received a II rating from all three judges for an overall II rating.

Elsie Schafer performed the song, "Good Morning, Baltimore" in her solo musical piece. Elsis received a II rating from all three judges for an overall II rating.

Elsie also performed a storytelling piece entitled, " My Mama Says." She received a I rating from all three judges for an overall I rating.

Caroline McAlexander performed a storytelling piece entitled, "My Mouth Is A Volcano." Caroline receved a I rating from all three judges for a I rating.

The only freshman who made it to state this fall was Kaitlyn Dolecheck. Kaitlyn performed a storytelling piece entitled, "Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten." Kaitlyn received a II rating from all three judges for an overall II rating.

"I was very proud of the kids and they were great ambassadors of our school," said Kniep.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2017


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