On Monday night the Jr. High Theatre classes performed for their families at the Fall Arts Festival. The students have been learning about different performance styles in class this semester and most recently have been studying spoken word poetry. For their performance they performed pop songs in the style of spoken word poetry. Most notable was Team 1 from 2nd hour which included, Hope Carney, Lyncoln Carbajal, Christin Cedillo, Erik Estrada Garcia, Morgan Page, and Vanessa Sempoalt in their performance of Stand By Me and Team 2 from 4th hour which included Samantha Bricker, Kiera Carpenter, Jocelyn Dean, Susana Hinojos, Vanessa Lopez Rodriguez, and Cheyenne John for their creative performance of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Director Katie Gardea said, “It was really fun to see each group put their own spin on a pop song and explore the style of spoken word poetry. The results were very creative and interesting.”
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Kief for her Event Championships in Poetry Interpretation and Radio Broadcasting at Mesquite High School. Kaitlyn received all first place ranks in prelims and was leading the field going into the final round. She was able to edge out her competition and bring home her first double event championship so far this season. Adalila Machic-Huitzil was a finalist in both her events, Original Oratory and Prose Interpretation, while Julian Alejandre was a semi-finalist in Humorous Interpretation. “ I am happy with the results and can’t wait to see how we do next at Winter Trophy at Arcadia HS in two weeks,” said Coach Richards.
North Pointe’s Marching Band competed at the State Championships on Saturday at Perry High School. The Marching Band performed their show “Fuego Cubano” and left it all out on the field. The Falcons finished in 13th place with a score of 62.225. “The team performed well and came together to finish the season strong,” said senior John Fitzner.
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Kief for placing 3rd in Poetry Interpretation at The Toro Country Classic at Mountain View High School. Kaitlyn was leading the field of 50 and was inched out of 1st in the finals. Kaitlyn also went to semifinals in her debut event Programed Oral Interpretation. “I am extremely proud of entire effort of the team at this very competitive tournament; everyone got some great scores and feedback that will surely help them improve on their performances for our competition next week,” said Coach Richards.
The Jr. High Falcon players performed three showings of “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” on November 2nd and 3rd. Audiences at all performances were treated to hilarious and enthusiastic performances by the cast of 24 students. Xander Bille and Jasmin Levy, as Thing 1 and Thing 2, narrated the play with wit and perfect timing. Romeo and Juliet (Dylan Crow and Hope Carney) both shined in their roles as star-crossed lovers, balancing Seuss-ish comedy with undertones of Shakespearian tragedy. Tyson Amos, Gracie Elliott, and Chase Knappe, as Tybalt, Benvolio, and Mercutio kept the crowds laughing throughout. Jr. High crew members, led by Lien Nguyen and Samantha Schaffer, did an amazing job with costumes, prop, hair, and make-up. “This play was so much fun to produce, perform, and watch,” said director Denise Johnson, “I can’t wait to work with this group of students again.”
North Pointe’s Marching Band competed this weekend at Mountain Ridge High School. They received the High Visual Caption Award, Best in Individual Musical Category, and 3rd place overall. “We continue to improve and are feeling confident and ready for state competition,” said senior John Fitzner.
Congratulations to North Pointe’s Kaitlyn Kief for winning an event championship in Poetry Interpretation at McClintock HS. Team members, Adalila Machic Huitzil and Julian Alejandre added more awards to the team’s total. Adalila won 3rd Place in Prose Interpretation, Julian placed 5th in Humorous Interpretation and the pair teamed up to win 4th Place in Duo Improv. Freshman, Taylor Munck and Junior, Natalie Quintero were semi-finalists in Dramatic Interpretation. “I’m so proud of the award winners and equally as proud of our newest members who improved from last week,” said Coach Richards.