Spotlight for the Seniors

Upperclassmen get an opportunity to direct their very own shows

Senior directed shows will begin on Monday, May 15 with a play directed by Gabriella Baldassari performing at 4:30 p.m. and a play directed by Christian Gonzalez at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, May 16, the play directed by Gonzalez will perform at 4:30 p.m. and a play directed by Sky Young will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 will include the play directed by Young at 4:30 p.m. and the play directed by Baldassari at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, the play directed by Gonzalez will perform at 4:30 p.m. and the play directed by Baldassari will perform at 6:30 p.m. The final show will be the play directed by Young at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19. All shows will perform in the Black Box Theatre and will cost $5. Snacks will be sold by the booster club at the shows.

These shows are one of the first opportunities that seniors get to be the ones in charge.

“It is important, in my opinion, to have the culmination of all the knowledge they’ve accumulated over four years to be able to turn that knowledge around and find a new challenge,” Theater Director Wayde Young said.

Every year, four seniors are allowed to direct a play themselves. This year, only three seniors, Baldassari, Gonzalez, and Young, got the opportunity to pick their own shows, direct them themselves with little help from their teachers, and work with their own casts.

[I’m looking forward to] working with my actors,” Young said. “I expect them to work hard and have fun.”

Senior directs are a lot of responsibility, not only for the cast but for the directors themselves.

“My show has a lot of technical aspects in it that I am still trying to figure out, so I am a little nervous about trying to see what will work in the space we have,” Baldassari said. By Heather Cullen

Bluelight Up the Night

Students showcase their talent at an annual event

The first Bluelight talent show will take place Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the black box theater.

Bluelight is Churchill’s talent show hosted by Savrola twice every school year. The event will cost $3 and those interested can sign up in room C209.

“A lot of really cool people with cool talents sign up, so it should be pretty fun to see,” junior Caprice Panozzo said. By Heather Cullen

Rock And Roll Running

National Honors Society helps out with an every year occasion

NHS students will be helping out at the annual San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event will start around St. Mary’s street downtown and following a route through the lower part of the city. The volunteers will be helping out at the three and a half/ four mile water break. They will be handing out waters and cheering on contestants.

This opportunity has people like senior NHS member, Cheyenne Trejo, looking forward to a good morning.

“This is my first year, and I’m super excited because I’m a new NHS member,” Trejo said. “It’s an outreach, so we get a lot of hours and credit for it, so I’m super super excited.”

The event will include live bands and other entertainment throughout the route, making for a more eventful experience.

“It’s fun,” NHS sponsor and Social Studies teacher Zane Reinhard said. “It’s not your typical just run four miles or 10 miles or whatever and then go home, there’s a little more activity going on.”

Previous contestants such as substitute teacher, Mark Verdi, have enjoyed their time at the marathon as well, despite the tiring endeavor.

“It’s fun, and when you get to the end, you have a sense of accomplishment,” Verdi said. “You finish, and you think you’re having a heart attack.”

For any other information regarding the event please visit http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio/. By Heather Cullen

Charger Classic

Charger Wrestlers get ready for their traditional tournaments

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Wrestlers warm up before their matches on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Lee High School. Sophomore Mac Best thought the team did well at the competition. “It was our first tournament, so everyone was nervous, but we placed well,” Best said. “We have room to improve which is good.” PHOTO BY AUBREY COMPTON

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Wrestlers warm up before their matches on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Lee High School. Sophomore Mac Best thought the team did well at the competition. “It was our first tournament, so everyone was nervous, but we placed well,” Best said. “We have room to improve which is good.” PHOTO BY AUBREY COMPTON

The Charger Classic Wrestling Competition is a traditional tournament that is put on every year. The event will take place on Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held at Churchill in the basketball gym. Wrestling Coach Brian Hawkins has high hopes for the wrestlers.

“We are feeling confident,” Hawkins said. “We have a few key varsity guys out this week due to injuries, but we have had excellent practices all week. We feel prepared, and we expect to do very well.” By Tommie Gaitan

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