November 21, 2013 in Washington Voices

Education Notebook: St. George’s students present ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

By The Spokesman-Review

From left: Katie Thew, Cate Caporicci, Cade Peplinski, Zach Steele, Max Richardson, Mitchell Ward, Jacob Bach and Connor Cremers in St. George’s School production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
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The eighth-graders at St. George’s School will perform William Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7 tonight in St. George’s Founders Theater.

The production is an annual tradition for the school.

Playing roles of the Court of Athens are Ramlee Rudebaugh as Theseus, Duke of Athens; Hailey Poutiatine as Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons; Max Mihalick as Philostrate, master of revels; Zach Withers as Egeus, Hermia’s father; Ryan Hayes as Lysander; Gurkaran Tiwana as Demetrius; Olivia Osborne as Hermia; Claire Henning as Helena; Lauren Senske as Hunter Nolte; Mary Neder and Branson Garske as the courtiers; and Brandon Plumbo and Daniel Roy as the Pillars.

Students playing characters in the play within the play are Connor Cremers as Peter Quince; Katie Thew as Nick Bottom/Pyramus; Max Richardson as Snout/Wall; Jacob Bach as Snug/Lion; Cade Peplinski as the Flute/Thisbe; Cate Caporicci as Starveling/Moonshine; Mitchell Ward as Pinch; and Zach Steele as Pat.

Characters of the Fairy Court are Noah Halliburton-Link as Oberon, King of Fairies; Solveig Baylor as Titania, Queen of Fairies; Ilina Logani as Puck; Lindsay Arnold as the Woodland Fairy; Kate Tender as Cobweb; Sarah Gortler as Peaseblossom; Skylar Kersten as the Moth; Jennifer Milbrath as Mustardseed; and Susie Jones, TaylorMitchell, Ashley Sande, and Siya Giesa-Saito as the Fairy Court.

The show is free and open to the public.

Bancroft’s Gooch wins Piggy Hunt

Students at Bancroft School have been on the hunt.

As part of Horizon Credit Union’s Piggy Hunt, a program to teach students about financial literacy, students at Bancroft have been using photo clues to find 12 stamps hidden in their school. After successfully finding a stamp and getting the secret word from the teacher indicated on the stamp, students would complete a financial education worksheet to get the next clue. The goal was to find the blue piggy bank with its $250 prize.

Bancroft student Brittney Gooch made it her mission to find the piggy bank, and in nine days she found all 12 stamps and the piggy bank. Along with the winning prize, Gooch gets to choose a nonprofit organization that will receive $250 from Horizon.

Other Bancroft students who completed the 12 activities will be entered into a drawing for $100. And 45 students who completed the first three clues were rewarded with a pizza party.

According to a news release from Spokane Public Schools, the Piggy Hunt program teaches about finances, how to read a map of their school, how to follow guidelines, how to use a website to get information, and how to keep a passport for accountability.

In the spring, Bancroft students will hide a piggy bank for staff members to find.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to raineyc@ or call (509) 459-5434.

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