Congratulations to eighth grader Makenzie King who has been selected as a member of the Honors Junior Choir for the 2014 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Following her nomination, Makenzie submitted two vocal recordings which were reviewed by an elite panel of judges. Her application was selected out of hundreds of students’ submissions. As a result Makenzie will have an opportunity to perform in the Middle School Honors Performance under the direction of conductor Jeffrey L. Ames. She will rehearse and interact with other accomplished junior finalists from across the United States and Canada, as well as select international schools. While there, Makenzie will experience New York by seeing a Broadway show and participating in guided sightseeing. She will attend June 25-29 with the performance being held on Saturday, June 28 at 8:30 p.m. Congratulations Makenzie!
Four young women competed in the New Balance Nationals at the Armory Track in New York City this past weekend. The sprint medley team of Maddie Schwartz, Madison Lewis, Courtney Lewis and Meghan Curtin broke our school record by six second and finished eighth out of 22 competing teams. The quad of runners went into the event ranked 22nd! Meghan Curtin also competed in the 800 meter race and finished with a time of 2:18 earning a 14th finish out of 42 participants. Way to go girls!
Mrs. Richey reports that the Spotlight spaghetti dinner was a great success. They completely filled the high school cafeteria and had many people stay for the full seating in order to hear all of the performers. The singers appreciate the community support of their fundraising efforts and are always excited to share their talents.
The Drama Club will present two one-act comedies on March 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wayland-Cohocton auditorium. In We’re Not Making This Play Up as We Go – Honest! By Bradley Walton, the curtain opens on a performance of the drama Tragic Love. Problem is, most of the cast is sick, and has been replaced by the stage crew, who barely know the plot, much less the lines. They stumble through the show as best they can, until one of them finally decides to take the matters into his own hands, launching the play in a completely unexpected direction! In I Don’t Mind That You’re Ugly, by Bobby Keniston, Clyde is waiting at The Only Fancy Restaurant in Town, anxious to propose to his beautiful girlfriend, Kira. There is only one problem: Clyde is a very average-looking guy. When Kira arrives, looking stunning, Clyde’s night is thrown into a whirlwind when everyone in the restaurant wants to gawk at his bride-to-be. When Kira accidently makes the comment, “I don’t mind that you’re ugly,” to Clyde, the night really takes off in an unexpected direction. Will Clyde marry the girl of his dreams, or will his relationship be ruined by this wacky restaurant? Tickets will be on sale from cast members and at the door.
If you are gearing up with spring cleaning, don’t forget about the seventh annual Electronics Recycling Day at the Wayland Bus Garage on Saturday April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring in your old electronics and drop them off – it’s free. Volunteers will be accepting the following: TV’s, computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, all phones, printers, copiers, faxes, scanners, stereo equipment, radios, VCR and DVD players, cameras, camcorders and projectors of any kind, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, fans, electric heaters, toasters, coffee makers, lamps, power tools, car and tool batteries. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Siciliano at 585-728-2366 ext. 3456 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is sponsored by REACT (Recycling Electronics and Computers Technologies, Inc.) of Elmira and the WC IT Department.
REMINDERS: The elementary and middle school conferences will held on March 20 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. with an early dismissal for those grade levels on that day. No students will report to school on Friday, March 21 as the staff and teachers will have a superintendent’s conference day. The school semi formal is on Saturday, March 22. The Board of Education will meet on Monday, March 24 and there is roller skating for students in pre-k through fourth grade.