With the energy and passion of 18 students spanning third through seventh grades, the newly formed Drama Club has been an entertaining venture, according to organizer Tammi Prete. Spearheading the club, Prete said the idea to form the group came from her students.
“I’ve just had so many students that are very dramatic,” said Prete, who is in her second year teaching fourth grade at Terry Schools. “I thought something like this would be a good outlet for all of their energy.”
After sending out a letter earlier in the school year, Prete received an overwhelming positive response from students and parents. With a little arm twisting and bribery Prete said she was able to employ the help of others, including teachers Stephanie Holt, Linda Bruski and high school sophomore Halle Keltner.
Drama Club members meet twice a week for an hour-long practice session along with time set aside for students to complete homework and enjoy refreshments.
The students’ first performance will be held Saturday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. on the stage of the high school study hall room. Tickets are $1 and funds raised will be used to help the club buy props and scripts for future plays.
Students will be performing, “The True Meaning of Christmas,” along with other skits. The performance is expected to last about 45 minutes.
Future performance dates include Feb. 2, March 2 and April 13 and will include performing student-written plays.
Published Dec. 19, 2012