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.
The Falcon Players closed their production of 1984, this Friday. In their four show run they were able to perform for family and friends as well as their classmates and teachers. Jeremiah Thomas and Melissa Mena led the cast as Winston and Julia. Seniors, Kaitlyn Kief, Alex Goehring, and Kristen Smith, shined in their ability to make supporting roles memorable and empathetic. Director, Katie Gardea commented, ” I am extremely happy about how hard the cast and crew worked to pull off this challenging piece.”
The North Pointe Marching Band received 2nd in general effect, 2nd in music, 2nd in visual, and 1st in percussion. The lack of a color guard resulted in a 5th place finish this Saturday at Millennium HS. We will be having our awesome drum line spin flags for a portion of the show, which will help bring up the overall score significantly. Thanks to Lauren Tech for her leadership and ability to adapt mid performance. “You should feel good about your performance because you played well and achieved at a high standard. Sometimes you have to adapt to your audience because they are expecting certain things,” said Director Sadlo.
Congratulations to North Pointe’s Speech and Debate team member, Natalie Quintero for winning her first event championship at the team’s first competition of the season at Red Mountain High School. Natalie has won awards before but has waited since she was a Freshman to win a championship! Congratulations also go out to senior, Kaitlyn Kief for placing 2nd in Poetry Interpretation and 3rd in Congressional Debate. Julian Alejandre also placed 4th in Congressional Debate.”I’m excited for our students and how they completed in our first competition,” said Coach Richards.