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Holy Redeemer

Wins Best

Production Award


The Holy Redeemer Drama Department has had
a long history of producing quality, award-winning Members of the Holy Redeemer Drama Department were all smiles after a very successful weekend at
and audience loving one-act plays. Since 2004,
seven of these plays have had the privilege of the Zone 2 West Drama Festival on April 22nd. The two one-act plays of Double Diners and Wake-Up
winning Best Production at the Zone Drama Call won a total of four awards including Best Production to Wake-Up Call. This play will now move onto
Festival. And now you can add one more to that list: provincials in Red Deer from May 4th to 6th. This marks the eighth time in 14 years that HRH has won
Wake-Up Call. Best Production at the Senior High Zone Festival.
“I still don't think it has sunk in yet,” says grade
12 student Sydney Fogarty who directed the show. intrigued me,” says Fogarty. “And the more I read it performance at Zones. I couldn't have been happier
“I'm just so proud of this cast and crew. They the more I found it funny, and then the more I on how it went.”
worked so hard and so well together. They all wanted to direct it. And I'm so glad I did.” Many audience members complimented both
deserve this. What a way to spend my last year in Not only did the play win Best Production, but it Kinzie and Larder on their outstanding
the HRH Drama Program” also won Best Actress to Rena Fakhreddine who performances. They even caught the eye of the
The Zone 2 West Drama Festival took place played the role of Jim's mother. “I really can't Festival's adjudicator who awarded them Best
from April 20 to 22 in Spruce Grove and featured believe this,” says Fakhreddine. “This was only my Actress and Best Actor respectively.
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS 17 plays from 9 high schools in Barrhead, Spruce second play at HRH and I won an award for it. I'm “The look on Quinn's face said it all,” says
Grove, Stony Plain, Westlock, Whitecourt and
CLUB NEWS Edson. just in shock right now.” Taylor who remarked that Larder had a look a pure
The cast and crew of Wake-Up Call will now
joy and happiness, while at the same time being in
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada Each year, HRH submits two plays for have the opportunity to compete in the Alberta High complete shock. “Everyone is so proud of him and
A GOOD PLACE TO BE competition. This year the shows were Wake-Up School Drama Festival (provincials) in Red Deer Maddy for all their hard work over the past few
Call and Double Diners. “Both plays had their best from May 4 to 6 . This marks the eighth months.”
National Youth Week performances,” says Drama Teacher Peter Taylor appearance for the HRH Drama Department at the With another Festival complete, the Wake-Up
Come celebrate National Youth Week during the mentioning that both plays also had excellent prestigious event. Call cast and crew now turn their attention to
week of May 1-7! Join us at the club on May 3 performances at the school's Dessert Theatre earlier Double Diners also had a very successful provincials and then to next year's huge main stage
for a video game night from 7pm-10pm! in the month. “That said, both shows really hit their performance at the Zone Festival. In this play, two production of The Lion King.
peak at Festival and became crowd favourites of the actors, Maddy Kinzie and Quinn Larder, play the If you would like more information on this
Participate in the 3 on 3 basketball tournament over 200 participants in attendance.” roles of five people at a dinner party that goes article please feel free to contact the school at 780-
on Sunday, May 7 from 10:30am-2:30pm! Call Wake-Up Call, which revolves around a teenage completely wrong. “These two performers had the 723-7437, visit our website at
Ciarra at 780 723 7240 to register your team! boy named Jim and his dreams that involve some major challenge of building characterization for or join our Facebook page: “Holy Redeemer High
strange situations between his girlfriend, Rochelle, each person they portrayed,” says grade 12 student School” or our Twitter account:
Celebrate the week by participating in the other and his mother. “I read this script and it really and director Emma Laurin. “And they had their best @holyredeemerhigh.
fun events put on by the Town of Edson,
Yellowhead County, and Youth Interagency! 'Breathtaking' performances from Parkland Drama during festival
Mentoring Program
The Boys and Girls Club is offering a mentoring by Mrs. Kristin Basaraba
program for youth ages 12-16. Youth will be
paired with an adult mentor who can offer Parkland Composite High School's Drama
support, advice, friendship, and guidance. Program travelled to Spruce Grove from April 20 to
22 to compete in the Zone II West Festival. Drama students
If you or someone you know would like to be Parkland submitted two performances: “A Perfect f r o m t h e
paired with a mentor, please contact the club by Score” (directed by Adrielle Gabito and Samuel P a r k l a n d ' s
phone at (780) 723 7240 or by email at Pennings) and “A Cold Day in Hell” (directed by production of “A Tegan Lynch and Nissa McDonnell).
Both groups of performers put on terrific shows, Cold Day in Hell”
723-7240 of which the audience loved. who travelled to
Spruce Grove
Parkland did well in the awards presentation,
Proud Sponsor of the winning the following: Outstanding Performance by from April 20 to
an Actor: Keaton Tabbert, “A Perfect Score” and
22 to complete
Edson Boys & Girls Club Outstanding Lighting and Technical Elements: in the Zone II
Triton Toone & the Technical Crew of “A Cold Day
West Festival.
in Hell”.
A Special Award for Outstanding Accent by a
ANCHOR Performer went to Amber Beddoes for “A Cold Day
in Hell”.
After endless weeks of rehearsal, students will
The 5040 3rd Avenue 780-723-5787 now be able to rest, as many students dove right once again as the Junior One Acts group “A High School administration for their support with
into One Acts in the immediate week following
their winter musical performance of “Singin' in the Distracted Scholar's Guide to Literature and Drama” these productions, and the support from parents and
Rain”. compete in the Zone II West Junior One Act Zones the community. Without your help, none of this
The PCHS Drama Program will be back in action in Edson on April 27 and 28. would be possible. Parkland is looking forward to
A special thank you to the Parkland Composite another wonderful Drama season this upcoming fall.

Shyla Staal is a grade 12 student at Parkland Composite High Thomas Head attends Parkland Composite High School and is in kmad
School. Shyla says "I will be going to (UBC) University of grade 12. Thomas said "I am going to go to the (UBC) University
British Columbia, to take my Bachelor of Science. I really like of British Columbia, the Okanagan Branch in Kelowna, and take a
Biology class, I find it very interesting and easy to understand. I Bachelor of Science and major in Microbiology or Biochemistry
enjoy playing hockey on the Midget Girls Team. I have two Honors. Math and Chemistry have always been my favorite
brothers, one older and one younger than me. If I could travel subjects in school. If I could travel any where in the world it
anywhere, I think I would like to travel all through Asia. I did a would be to China. I'm half Chinese and think it would be
one month exchange to France last summer." interesting to see some of my cultural heritage. need new copy

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