Warren Central High School
November 26, 2008 Beauty and the Beast: Gaston sings a solo inspired by Belle. Beauty and the Beast is about how a prince was cursed by an Enchantress. When the Enchantress offered him a rose, he threw her out into the street. As a punishment, the prince was turned into a hideous beast. The one way he could break the spell was to learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal from his enchanted rose fell, which would bloom until his twenty-first birthday. Ten years later, Maurice, an inventor from a nearby village, becomes lost in the woods and seeks shelter in the Beast’s castle, the Beast imprisons him for trespassing. His daughter Belle, a bookworm who dreams of life outside her provincial village, finds him trapped in the castle and offers to stay, in the place of her father. The Beast accepts with a promise that she’ll remain in the castle forever. At first, Belle views him as nothing more than a monster, he views her as difficult and stubborn. Soon, both find you can change and learn you were wrong. (Photo- Allyson Reynolds)
Township News The Second Annual “A Day Made Better” program awarded 1,000 teachers nationwide $1,000. Office Max, in partenrship with Adopt-A-Classroom, a non-profit organization, help supply teachers $1,000 to be used for much needed classroom supplies. Participating school principals nominate one teacher at their school who consistently demonstrates exceptional dedication and innovation in teaching. Diane Buchanan, third grade teacher at Pleasant Run Elementary was one of winners in “A Day Made Better” program. This program was created to bring awareness to the widespread problem of ‘teacher-funded’ classrooms. Office Max and Adop-A-Classroom target Title 1 schools, where classroom needs are great and there is a significant percent of students from low-income families. The Board of Directors and staff attended the ground breaking ceremony of the MSD Warren Credit Union. The work on this site started on November 17 and should be completed by April 15. There will be new additions to the building, including two drive up lanes and a drive up ATM machine. The new Credit Union will be moved into this new location. The Relay For Life of Warren Township raised $31,965.55 this year. Warren Township was recognized at the 2008 Regional Relay For Life Summit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and received an award for outstanding participation and community involvement. The Renaissance High School recently received a therapy dog to help those studens with emotional and physical problems. Harley, a golden retriever, goes to the Renaissance High School two days a week. Students can sit with Harley and share their thoughts with her.
Students Daniela Lopez and James Wager were selected to be this month’s “Set A Good Example” award winners. The program, “Set A Good Example,” has become an important part of the school and directly ties into the Campaign for Respect. Clubs, organizations and athletic teams recognize one student who “sets a good example” for his or her peers. Each month, two seniors are selected and nominated by the staff as the leading examples and role models at Warren Central. Every year, all the students, their parents, their teachers and corporate sponsors are honored with a banquet and awards program. The banquet takes place at the Marriot Hotel in the beginning of May.
Beauty and the Beast Dress Rehearsal: Belle looks into the enchanted mirror with terror as she realizes that Maurice, played by Adam Young, is lost in the woods and needs her help. After dinner and dancing with Belle, played by Miranda Nehrig, the beast, played by Michael Murphy, realizes that he must let her go in order to save her father. Beauty and the Beast had shows on November 5, 6, and 8. Beauty and the Beast dress rehearsals were held the whole week before the shows were performed and typically lasted from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There were 45 students who participated in the play, 19 songs were performed throughout the play. Other main roles of the play included: Mrs. Potts, played by Brook Wood, Chip, played by Hope England, Lumiere, played by Ignoisco Miles, Cogsworth, played by Yussef Abdelhak, Grande Bouche, played by Tiara Watkins, Babette, played by AnnaMarie Hosei and Gaston, played by Logan Moore. (Photo-Allyson Reynolds)
Pitt Orchestra/Band: The music in Beauty and the Beast was played by the pitt. The pitt was made up of 20 students and faculty. There were two violinists, Ranee Bunch and Samantha Wathen; one celloist, Devin Chellberg; one bass player, Zachary Camhi; one harpist, Megan Taulman. The flute/ piccolo players included: Kaylie Holsapple, Melissa Kenedy, Crytal Wilson, and Alicia Cornett. The oboe/English horn player was Julia Monday. The clarinet/ bass clarinet player was Rachel Busscli. The trumpet/fugelhorn player was Emily Uhlenhake; the french horn player was Abigail Springer; the pianist was Roger Smith; the synthesizer was Jill Wynalda. The percussion players included: Nathan Longworth, Mason Alexander, De Vaughn Watts, Brooklyn Bowers, and Hannah Springer. The pitt players had practice every single day which usually lasted from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Photo-Allyson Reynolds)
Warren Central versus Ben Davis: Ja’juan Keyes (82) consoles Derek Hart (7) following the loss against Ben Davis in the regional game on November 14. Full story on page 10. (Photo-Derrick Combs)