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Montgomery Locals Mar. 15, 2017

By Staff | Mar 15, 2017

The music and theatre programs at Montgomery Area High School always keep their audiences entertained, and their most recent offering took the program to a whole new level.

A very profound series of performances were given in “Surface” on March 9. The entire program consisted of original work that was created by students in the Advanced Theatre and Songwriting classes. The audience was presented with a series of songs, dances, musical performances, and monologues in which the students used their creative and performance talent to share their thoughts, fears, concerns, and experiences.

The evening was deeply moving as the students bravely and eloquently – poured out their hearts to the audience. The life experiences of teenagers who grew up in the post 9/11 world are very different than those of us who grew up before, and gaining their insight and wisdom was a gift.

The students who participated in the evening were: Andrea Cuddeback, Anika Barnhart, Arlie Smith, Austin Bower, Avonlea Horner, Bethanie Patterson, Brenna Shade, Brooke Rupert, Caleb Hipple, Cam St. James, Catalin Torok, Cheyenne Knouse, Corrine Bartlett, Courtney Skelton, Damien Doane, Emma Klopp, Jacob Cuddeback. Jaelyn Woods, Jennifer Klobe, Jermaine Bolden, Kaitlyn Trotter, Kara Hahn, Keith Habersham, Lauryn Derr, Morgan Bloom, Skylar Riddell, Zachary Goliash, and Zoe Fink. The faculty members who taught the courses are Carina McNear and Brian Rehn.

I hope that more student-written performances happen in the future. These talented young people have a lot to offer.

THOT “Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” – Albert Einstein.

If you are interested in joining the Montgomery Lions Club, please contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.

There is a vacancy on the Clinton Township Supervisors Committee. Please contact the office at (570) 547-1466 if you want more information about filling this volunteer position.

Loads of wishes for a very happy birthday are sent to Addison Heasley, who will be turning 13 on March 15.

Montgomery events

Sat. Mar. 18 The Clinton Baptist Church will hold a Community Lunch from 12-2. The event is free and open to the public.

Sun. Mar. 19 A 200th anniversary celebration service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Brick Church. A bishop will perform the service and a reception will be held afterward.

Thurs. Mar. 30 Hometown Hero Banner order forms must be turned in to receive a 15 percent discount. Order forms can be picked up at Montgomery Weis Market, Montgomery Borough, Clinton Township, and Brady Township Offices.

Sat. April 8 The Summer Alive Program will be scraping the paint from the park building and is looking for volunteers to help from 9-5. Lunch will be served.