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Sophomores win "Best Play" of Class Plays
Posted on: March 8, 2013

Three judges watched and reviewed this year's collection of Class Plays: Amy Luskey-Barth, Mary Chalon and Lance Davis.

Amy Luskey-Barth returns annually to judge Connelly's Class Plays. Amy holds a Master's degree in pastoral counseling from Trinity College of Graduate Studies and a Bachelor's degree in fine arts from USC. Amy founded Tri-School Theatre for Connelly, Rosary and Servite. She began her teaching career at Connelly. She has served as Director of Educational Theatre for the Muckenthaler Cultural Center. She is currently the Director of Theatre Arts for Santa Margarita Catholic High School.

Mary Chalon is CoFounder of Parson's Nose in Pasadena. She has acted in theater on television and she has taught acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, SpeakEasy, and as the Director of Children's Ministry at Saint James' Episcopal Church. She also has co-produced and directed several productions. In 2011, she was voted one of the "Fifty Fabulous Women of Pasadena."

Lance Davis is a professional actor who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Notre Dame and a Master's degree of fine arts from the University of Minnesota. He performed five seasons with the Tyrone Guthrie Theater Company; performed in 100 professional stage productions on, off and off, off Broadway; and performed in several television shows including Twin Peaks, Murphy Brown and Roseanne.

The judges awards are:
Best T-shirt - Juniors
Best Program - Seniors
Best Sets - Freshmen
Best Costumes - Seniors
Best Choice of Play - Sophomores
Best Technical Effects - Sophomores
Best Overall Actress - Sara Pomeroy
Best Overall Class Play - Sophomores

Freshman Class:
Best Actress - Veronica Perry
Best Actress - Katrina Brunter
Bright Spot - Christine Vu

Sophomore Class:
Best Actress - Hannah Butler
Best Actress - Medina Ali
Bright Spot - Samantha Navarez

Junior Class:
Best Actress - Taylor Medina
Best Actress - Raheal Rawson
Bright Spot - Victoria Caluag

Senior Class:
Best Actress - Christina Perry
Best Actress - Sara Pomeroy
Bright Spot - Hailey Sledge

The judges awarded certificates to the following students:
Freshman Class:
Notable Trio - Tatiana Sanden, Katherine Tinio and Erin Wolfe
For the role of Duncan - Noelle Fischer 
For the role of Kaitlin - Bella Nguyen
Pianist - Elizabeth Neoman

Sophomore Class: 
Ensemble award - the entire class
Stage Manager - Zoe Stanley
Producer - Ashley Orate

Junior Class:
Best makeup - Zombies
Most creative use of space - All performers

Senior Class:  
Best characterization - Alysia Verdin
Best guy - Nicole Rickard
For the roles of Brenda and Olivia - Leilah Ali
Spirit award - Seniors

"I teach at Connelly because this school empowers its students to become strong, confident thinkers in a joyous and happy learning environment. I have a special privilege to see God every day in the faces and actions of my students."
Michael Ambrose,
Math teacher

"I feel privileged to go to a school where I know everyone there cares about me and supports me. Connelly has helped me grow in my faith and build my confidence. I could not have picked a better school for high school."
Raynee, Class of 2013

"I had a pretty remarkable experience at Connelly. I think it was the catalyst for my university acceptance. I owe the rest of my life decisions and career choice to that experience at Connelly." 
Sally Polk-Garcia '73

School office hours are
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Monday through Friday

Reminders for the month:
APR 4 - Edline course registration begins
APR 4-5 - ASB Officer Campaigning
APR 6 - Parents Association Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
APR 6 - Junior Class Performs Play @ Servite 8 a.m.-noon
ASB Officer Speeches & Elections 
 - 5/7 SAT Registration Deadline
APR 9 - ACT Testing
APR 11 - Ambassador Applications Available 
APR 11-13 - Cheer Tryouts
APR 11-15 - Global Solidarity Week
APR 12
All-School Service Day
APR 13
 - Academic Council Meeting @ 3:15 p.m.
APR 14 - Global Solidarity Day
APR 14 - Comedy Sportz Match @ 6:30 p.m.
APR 15 - Ambassador Applications Due
APR 16 - Spring Fling Dance @ Rosary - 7-11 p.m.
APR 18-20 - Senior Exit Interviews; Classes begin @9:45 a.m.
APR 19 - Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal
APR 19 - Graduation Orders - Pickup @ Lunch
APR 21 - Early Dismissal
APR 21 - Spring Open House @ 6 p.m.
APR 21 - Spring Concert @ 5:30 p.m.
APR 22 - Earth Day Mass; Formal Uniform Day
APR 22 - Comedy Sportz Match @ 6:30 p.m.
APR 23 - Family Gardening Day 8 a.m.-noon
APR 24 - National College Fair
APR 25 - Spring Pep Rally
APR 25-26 - Class Officer Campaigning
APR 26 - AP Pre-Admin for all AP Students
APR 27 - Class Officer Elections
APR 27 - GAA Banquet @ 6 p.m.
APR 28 - Int'l Student Meeting
APR 28-30 - Tri-School Theatre Spring Musical @ 7 p.m.
APR 29 - Edline Course  Registration Ends

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