The WHS Drama and Forensics students and their instructor Caitlin Hendrix attended the Kansas State Fair this past week. The Fair holds two days of Debate and Forensics Demonstrations for students from across Kansas. These "demos" are hosted by Sterling College, and the students are given the opportunity early on in the semester to witness what a true high school debate looks like. They practice "Flowing" during the debate and then discuss the cases and how to improve their own before tournaments begin in two weeks! The Forensics Demonstrations were conducted by State Champions from last school year. It gives those recent champions an opportunity to perform their pieces, an opportunity they wouldn't have otherwise. Of course there was time for the students to take in the Fair itself - check out a few courtesy pics below!
DRAMA & FORENSICS @ STATE FAIR PICS 2017
It is NEA's "Read Across America Day" today across the nation. A program that begun in 1998, today is the 20th observation of the event. Here in Wellington, members of WHS's "Crusaders of the Stage" performed at the elementary schools and then spent time in each classroom reading to the students. An awesome event and awesome way to encourage and reward reading. First stop was Washington Elementary this morning with more stops planned for Eisenhower, Lincoln and Kennedy by school day's end.
Friday evening was opening night for the latest STAGE PRODUCTION at Wellington High School.The curtain went up at 7PM Friday and Saturday for the drama, "UNEXPECTED TENDERNESS", a poignant story about a dysfunctional Jewish family in Massachusetts. For more about the play - CLICK HERE
The curtain went up one final time (Oct. 29th - 7:00PM) for the Fall Musical production "BACK TO THE 80'S", presented by the CRUSADERS OF THE STAGE!