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April 25
Elementary Drama Festival a Great Success

​Congratulations are extended to the students and the teachers involved in last week’s Elementary Drama Festival, held at Fundy High.  Nine plays from 8 schools were presented over the 2-day festival.  Even with poor weather on Wednesday, the Festival ran smoothly.  This was in large part due to the numerous volunteers from Fundy High and District Office who generously and graciously gave of their time and energy.

All of the plays were wonderful!!  Each school was recognized with a brief public adjudication before receiving more detailed feedback in a private session with a second adjudicator.  Each play also had the option to participate in a workshop and to watch other plays.

Here is the list of plays presented on April 15 and 16, 2014 at Fundy High School.
• Back Bay Elementary presented “Holka Polka”, directed by Stephen Swim and Melissa Robinson
• Fairvale Elementary presented “The Little Mermaid”, directed by Julie McNamee, Andrew Jones and Holly Lint
• Grand Manan Community School presented “Little Red Riding Hood”, directed by Susan Jones and Jacqueline Toole
• Lakefield Elementary presented “Celebrate You and Me”, directed by Candace Hatfield, Denise Arseneau, David Ripley and Bonnie Williams
• Lawrence Station Elementary presented “Tales of the Windship”, directed by Stephen MacKnight and Paddy Huizinga
• Pennfield Elementary presented “The Forgetful Easter Rabbit”, directed by Roxanne Grant
• St. Stephen Elementary presented “Swamped”, directed by Jill Bartlett and Tracy Worrell
• Sussex Corner, grades 1-3 presented “The Unity Tree”, directed by Tammy Morris and Margaret Hayes
• Sussex Corner, grades 4 and 5 presented “McQuadle: A Dragon’s Tale”, directed by Tammy Morris
• Rothesay Elementary was scheduled to present “Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate” but was unable to travel to St. George because of poor road conditions.

In total, approximately 500 students performed during the 2014 Elementary Regional ASD-S Drama Festival.  All of these cast members and all of the adults involved in staging each of the plays deserve a huge round of applause for their commitment and diligence.

Submitted by: Hugh Kennedy, Fine Arts Coordinator