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.
Falcon Players Presents 1984
Winston- Jeremiah Thomas
Julia- Melissa Mena
O’Brien- Reece Hamilton
Loudspeaker- Shayla Lam
Parsons- Kaitlyn Kief
Syme- Alex Goehring
Landlady- Kristin Smith
Martin/Guard 1- Adalila Machic-Hoitzil
Guard 2- Kania Diaz
Messenger/Waitress- Elizabeth Martin
Coffee Vendor/Gladys- Maya Ferrara
Stage Manager- Kaliegh McAllister
Assistant Stage Managers- Markita Echeverri and Cadmium Gabriel
Set and Properties Crew Head- Melanie Diaz
Set and Properties Crew- Nicholas Kohlerman, Destin Moss, Kenleigh Dooley, Rylan Rizkovsky, Addyson Bell
Charge Scenic Painter- Madison Hansen
Scenic Paint Crew- Megan Tessensohn, Molly Bragg
Costume Crew Head- Melanie Llagas
Costume Crew- Sharon Larsala, Lizi Gastelum, Amy Trochez, Autumn Carpenter
Hair and Makeup Lead- Sarah Alley
Hair and Makeup Crew- Shayla Sherman and Dayana Morgan
Lighting and Sound Crew- Gregory Aust and Becca Gustafson
This Fall the Falcon Players will present a production of 1984. The play is a theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel and is sure to be a challenging and thought provoking experience. If you are interested in auditioning to be part of the cast or crew of 1984 you may pick up audition and crew interest forms in the 4A Center or in Ms. Gardea’s class, room 115. Auditions will be held on Monday, August 7th at 3:30pm in the Theater. Ms. Gardea is very excited to be directing this production and is looking forward to seeing all the North Pointe talent at auditions!
On April 24th, 2017 the Jr. High and High School dance classes kicked off the Spring Arts Festival and presented Playlist: Hits from Yesterday and Today. Everybody Dance Now, Get Up, Pon de Replay and Who’s that Chick were numbers performed by the jr. high students. The high school performed group routines to Crazy in Love, Motown Philly, Black Beatles, Poison, Cold Hearted Snake and Work. In addition to performing group dance students presented their own choreography to songs like, Get Ur Freak On, My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark, Hips Don’t Lie, Bang, Bang, Talk, Wall to Wall, Gold Digger and Body Movin. “I am very proud of all of the students who performed tonight, they did a great job,” said Miss Cara.
Congratulations to the Speech and Debate team members for their placings at the NSDA National Qualifying Tournament. Vincent Jasso earned an alternate spot in International Extemporaneous speaking by finishing 5th and Julian Alejandre earned an alternate spot in Humorous Interpretation by placing 6th. Julian added a semi-finals placing in Duo Interpretation with partner Ellen Lerma, Kaitlyn Kief was a semi-finalist in Dramatic Interpretation and Adalila Machic-Huitzil was a semi-finalist in Informative Speaking.
Vincent Jasso – International Extemporaneous – 5th Place
Julian Alejandre – Humerous Interpretation – 6th Place
On Saturday, March 18th, the North Pointe Indoor Percussion team returned to Gilbert High school for a second time this season to perform their show “The Crooked Man”, which tells the dark story of an innocent young girl corrupted by an evil spirit who eventually takes her soul. Jesse Ponce and Elizabeth Aguirre are featured as the Crooked Man and the young girl, respectively. The group worked all through spring break in preparation for today’s show, and it payed off, because they managed to secure a first place win. Many of the judges commented on the group’s ability to convey the story to the audience, and the technical level of marching and music performance the group demonstrated.
Director Justin Kline was very impressed with the group’s performance. “With San Bernardino around the corner, it’s now more important than ever that we continue with our best foot forward and show everyone exactly what North Pointe is made of!”
Congratulations to The Prep’s Speech and Debate Team for the outstanding performances at the Division II State Finals. Special congratulations to junior, Kaitlyn Kief who placed in four events. Kaitlyn placed 2nd in Poetry Interpretation, 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation, 4th in Congressional Debate and 3rd Place in Public Forum Debate with partner, Vincent Jasso who placed in three events: 3rd in Congressional Debate, 3rd in duo Interpretation, with partner, Daniel Mena, and red Place in Public Forum Debate. Freshman, Julian Alejandre placed second in humorous interpretation and 4th in duo interpretation with his partner, freshman, Ellen Lerma. “This is a fantastic accomplishment for a freshman to place so high at the state finals in such a competitive event; we are all so proud of Julian,” said Coach Richards. “We had a great tournament and each an every team member did their part, as we were competing against schools with many more entries; I am proud of the team and can’t wait to see what the underclassmen can do next year,” Richards added. The team combined to finish fourth in a competitive sweepstakes category. Every team member did their part and contributed to a great state finals!
Julian Alejandre 2nd Place
Kenleigh Dooley semi-finalist
Michael Palermo semi-finalist
Kaitlyn Kief- 3rd
Daniel Winstanley 4th
Kaitlyn Kief – 2nd
Daniel Mena 5th
Vincent Jasso and Daniel Mena 3rd
Julian Alejandre and Ellen Lerma 5th
James Brady Mayo 4th
Amy Lavelle 5th Place
Public Forum Debate:
Vincent Jasso and Kaitlyn Kief 3rd Place
Vincent Jasso 3rd
Kaitlyn Kief 5th