Three CJHS OAP cast members earn superlatives
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Students from Columbus Jr High School – Riverside Campus recently completed in a One Act Play Festival at Brook-shire-Royal Performing Arts Center.
The one act play, “Once Upon a Playground” by Jake Frakes and published by Samuel French, centers around a girl who encounters bullies on a playground.
The tomboys won’t let her play with them because she’s “different”. As the play unfolds, each character admits their personal differences and how they hide them so they can fit in with the group.
Then the girl meets a boy that is different like her and she realizes that it is ok to be different from everyone and she doesn’t mind being different anymore.
The play placed fourth and several individuals received awards. Lexi Ybarra was named All-Star Cast; Taylor Morrow was named Honorable Mention, All-Star Cast; Mayson Post was named to All-Star Crew.
Cast members include: Leah Harris (eighth grade); Brooklyn Eden (sixth grade); Mia Post (sixth grade); Samantha Duncan (sixth grade); Lexi Ybarra (seventh grade); Summer Adams (seventh grade); Taylor Morrow (sixth grade); Ellie Brown (sixth grade); Camdon Pitchford (sixth grade); and Robert Chavez (sixth grade). Crew members included: Evony Holloway (eighth grade); Cooper Brown (eighth grade); Madyson Carter (eighth grade); Mayson Post (eighth grade) and Presley Stock-man (eighth grade). After the student and community performances, Brooke Lleverino (eighth grade) sang “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera. The play was under the direction of Roxane Hartley.