It all started with a familiar struggle between parents and teens: where does a teen’s cell phone belong during study time? Should the teen have access to his phone? Or should it be put aside during homework time? Like many families, the Clarks have faced this challenge, with predictable battle lines being drawn. The debate continued until their Buford High School sophomore, Nick Clark, was assigned a project for his Honors Chemistry class. “Every student had to come up their own experiment for our school science fair. The experiment could be in any area of science, such as Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering, or even Behavioral and Social Sciences. I knew this was my chance to prove my parents wrong,” Nick explains with a smile. So Nick put his hypothesis to the test, and his experiment has earned him an invitation to compete at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair state finals at UGA on March 26-28.
East Jackson Comprehensive High School Drama Club will perform the beloved and classic musical Oklahoma! March 26, March 28, March 29 and April 2 and 3 in the EJCHS auditorium. The production is directed by Ashley Ware. The vocals are directed by EJCHS Choral Director Alan Bunn and the Orchestra is led by EJCHS Band Director Miguel Guisasola.
Based on Lynn Riggs play “Green Grow the Lilacs,” Oklahoma! was the first collaboration of the award-winning team of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book & lyrics), earning them the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Though many thought it would be a flop since it lacked big stars and gags, Oklahoma! premiered in 1943 and broke all box-office records, running on Broadway for an unprecedented five years and nine months (2,248 performances) before touring to 71 cities. It was the first musical to have its entire score recorded, thus creating the original cast album.
The second annual Heritage Academy Gala will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Buford Community Center.
The gala will feature dinner, music, entertainment, silent and live auctions, personal testimonies from former students and honored guest, Brad Stine. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Heritage Academy Annual Fund.
By FARAH BOHANNON
Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute (BULLI) Braselton division is gearing up for the spring semester, and things will kick off on Feb. 24 at the registration event at Country Inn & Suites.
The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include a social hour featuring tastes of One Blue Duck in Hoschton which will be relocating to a suite inside the Braselton Brothers Store complex and an information session regarding the courses offered this semester which will run from March 23 through May 1.
BULLI is open to mature adults who want to be a part of a vibrant learning community and make friends along the way. It is supported through its membership fees — each member pays $130 for the full year or $40 per course. A BULLI membership gives its members exclusive access to a variety of interesting courses as well as other benefits. These benefits include newsletters, a discounted membership at the Brenau Fitness Center, Brenau library privileges, social events at minimum or low cost, as well as local and international field trips.
The JCCHS Lofty Inside Outside Hey! We’re Back in the Box Players invite you to come see the spring production Monty Python’s Spamalot!
Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, Killer rabbits, catapulting cows and the somewhat odd Knights who say “Ni” are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table in their quest for the holy grail. Continue reading JCCHS theatre to present Spamalot as spring production