Volume XLX, No. 4
North Forsyth High School
A Very Hamlet Christmas
Party guests surround Uncle Claude, standing in front of the ﬁreplace.
The 3 Wisemen admire Mary, played by Heather Ledford, and her baby.
A Very Hamlet Christmas, written by North’s own Teri Beadle, was performed by several of North’s talented actors and actresses on December 10th, 11th, and 12th. Students who achieved honor roll were permitted to attend dress rehearsal on December 9th during 7th period. The play, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, featured Austin Holdren as Hamlet. Hamlet lost his holiday cheer and was visited by three phantoms who helped him recover his Christmas spirit.
Cast Members Gertrude - Dionna Daniel Ophelia - Eliza Albritton Uncle Claude - Clay Reese Hamlet - Austin Holdren Horatio - Brandon Blakeney Santa/Dad - Kevin Bryan Wiseman 1 - Paul Freeman Wiseman 2 - Michael Gunsallus Wiseman 3 - Chad Cartwright Chorus/Mary - Heather Ledford Chorus/Joseph - Trent Tillman Chorus/Elf - Josie Edwards Chorus/Boy - Michael Gunsallus Chorus/Reindeer - LaTasha Spruill Chorus/Old Man - Tristan Hicks Chorus/Girl 1 - Elissa Key Chorus/Girl 2 - Sara Rasnick Chorus/Party Guest - Ashley Harris Chorus/Party Guest - LeeAnna Kincaid Chorus/Party Guest - Courtney Perdue Chorus/Party Guest - Sabrina Brown Chorus/Party Guest - Emily Kincaid Chorus/Party Guest - Gabby Schiller Chorus/Party Guest - Angelique Robinson Crew Stage Manager - Ebonie Mitchell Assistant Stage Manager - Jakob Black Lightboard Operator - Ashley Caulﬁeld Backstage - Seqouia Pettigrew and Amy Whitman
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Find out who North’s most “beautiful” people are on pages 4 and 5.
Several characters confront Hamlet, played by Austin Holdren, about his Christmas spirit.
Lend a Hand for the Holidays Darron Daniels The holidays are ofﬁcially Humane Society’s address is 61 here, which means that several Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC, organizations are in need of 27104, and the phone number is assistance. Shipping toys to children (336) 721-1303. who will not have presents under their The Marine Toys for Tots Christmas trees and aiding cooks Foundation in Greensboro, NC who provide food for the homeless desires helpers who will help sort are common ways in which people and distribute toys with them. There volunteer. are also several The Forsyth stores where toys Humane Society can be bought and is also in need of placed inside of a volunteers to assist box. Toys “R” Us, them in caring for Creekside Bowling, animals. One way and Panche Salon is by donating a and Day Spa are doghouse that is a few businesses in good condition. where toys can be This will help dropped off. Don’t be afraid to help others unsheltered dogs If physically during the holiday season. from getting wet and volunteering cold from the wind on does not seem Christmas, while humans snuggle appealing, there are other ways with their families in front of a ﬁre. to assist. Donating money or just FHS also needs temporary foster visiting a lonely, elderly neighbor homes for the holidays. Some of on Christmas Day is a simple way the animals are recuperating from in which joy can be brought to injuries, while others just do not someone. have a place to go. The Forsyth http://www.solihulladvocacy.org.uk/images/
What made the best Christmas gift ever? Vikings reveal theirs on page 6.