Posted on 15 April 2011.
April 19 at Cedar Springs High School
The annual Cedar Springs Public Schools Fine Arts Night will be held on Tuesday, April 19, from 6-9 p.m. at Cedar Springs High School.
This annaul event showcases our talented students and programs, featuring the visual arts, vocal, instrumental, and dramatic presentations from our Elementary, Middle, and High school students.
An extensive collection of outstanding 2-and 3-dimensional visual arts projects will be on display for the public to enjoy as they listen to our Middle and High School vocal and instrumental soloists, duets, ensembles, and groups perform on various stages in the main hallway. All art work will be displayed throughout the first floor of the High School.
Some of the lower elementary music classes will be presenting selections from this year’s concerts enhanced by lots of singing and dancing. Be prepared for some new musical numbers that you are sure to enjoy!
The High School drama department will be performing at announced times through out the evening. The ever-popular “Improv” troupe will also be on hand for some great entertainment.
New this year will be artifacts on display from the 7th and 8th grade Art and Ancient Cultures classes.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see our talented Cedar Springs Fine Arts students sharing their artistic abilities and skills with the community! The event is open to the public free of charge and you are cordially invited!
Come and see why the arts are so vital for the development of all students!
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Posted on 24 March 2011.
Reviewed by Tom Noreen
Delightful is the best way to describe the opening performance of the Cedar Springs High School’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical Camelot, under the direction of Linda Martino. Ryan Shaw directed the pit and Kassandra Brott was the student director.
Strong performances were given by the leads Jenna Johnson (Guenevere), Justin Balczak (Arthur), Jared Kelley (Lancelot), Jeff Meinke (Pellinore), Steve Reed (Merlin), Miles Johnson (Mordred), and Emily Marckini (Morgan Le Fey), all seniors.
All of the cast did a wonderful job, with the jousting scene being the best, as everyone urged their favorites on, only to be bested by Lancelot.
The set was well designed and as a result scene changes took a minimum of time and effort. Lighting and sound were also well done.
It is apparent that a great deal of passionate effort went into the performance, for which they can all be proud.
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Posted on 17 March 2011.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 17-19
Students in the picture from left to right are Jared Kelley (Lancelot), Jeff Meinke (King Pellinore), Jenna Johnson (Guinevere), Miles Johnson (Mordred), and Justin Balczak (King Arthur).
Camelot is a timeless epic and classic love story told best by the actors at Cedar Springs High School. Join the Knights of the Round Table, whose honor knows no bounds; watch King Arthur (Justin Balczak) in his rise from an adolescent king who knew nothing without his faithful court wizard Merlyn (Steven Reed), to a king who held no equal amongst all the greatest leaders in history, and ultimately make the hardest decision that would crumble others: Loyalty or Love. See the secret passion brew between the arrogant and mighty Sir Lancelot (Jared Kelley), and the beautiful and misconstrued Queen Guinevere (Jenna Johnson), and delight in the deviousness of the maleficent Mordred (Miles Johnson) as he plots the fall of Camelot.
The talented cast of Camelot has been working tirelessly to provide a show that not only entertains, but entrances with its wondrous storytelling and acting abilities. The set was completely student built with the tutelage and guidance of Mr. Justin Harnden; the music and show was grandly directed by Mrs. Linda Martino, with help from senior Kassy Brott; and the whimsical costumes that set the stage with true medieval flair were designed and created by Mrs. Melanie Kirchhoff.
Camelot will be shown this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 17, 18, and 19. Tickets will be sold at the door, or by the cast for $7 each, and seating is at 6:30 p.m. and curtain is at 7:00 p.m. Come watch and enjoy this fantastic musical legend!
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Posted on 18 June 2010.
A 17-year-old Cedar Springs High School student died Wednesday when she was hit by a falling rock in Colorado.
According to Kate Rusch, spokesperson for Estes Park, Colorado, Audra Brownell, the daughter of Scott and Diane Brownell, was struck about 4 p.m. in an open space off the Estes Park’s Town Hall parking lot. It was reportedly a town “green space” in a grassy area with a creek running through it. A cliff rises above the area.
Rusch said that emergency responders were on the scene immediately, and the young woman was pronounced dead from her injuries. Her parents were notified last night.
The Estes Park Police Department is conducting a death investigation and interviewing numerous witnesses to the incident. An autopsy was scheduled for today.
“The community is devastated by this tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim,” said Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham. “Our police department is working around the clock to sort out the details of the incident.”
Rusch said town officials are assessing the safety of the area where the rock fell and will take necessary precautions.
Brownell had just finished her junior year at Cedar Springs High School.
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