Each week, deserving artists who contribute to the artistic life of our School are featured. This week at assembly, we were pleased to recognize the dedication and enthusiasm of the following students:
For the Week of October 24 – Co-curricular
Maran Hawley ’26 is a very devoted student who strives for perfection in all that she sets out to do. In addition to her outstanding academic grades, Maran loves the arts. She loves to paint and draw, both traditionally and on her iPad and, recently Maran was a featured performer at our Fall Open House, playing her bass guitar with the jazz band, and dancing a routine with the others in her troupe. We look forward to more talent from this capable young lady in the months and years ahead. Congratulations, Maran!
Evey Kennedy '23 has been extremely active in all her current arts endeavours but has recently shone especially bright in her role in the Senior School musical and in the choir. Evey has been working hard on her own to learn parts and be prepared for rehearsals and performances, all the while, donning a positive attitude and a willingness to be flexible. Evey is blossoming into a great young performer.
For the Week of October 31 – Visual Art
Sabine Wellard '24 has proven herself to be very motivated, a risk taker, intelligent, creative, and an overall amazing student. She is dedicated to learning and enjoys challenging herself with enrichment opportunities. Sabine joined the Grade 11 IB visual arts class later this term, and she did an amazing job with her self-portrait drawing. She attacked this project with confidence and passion. Sabine is also doing a fantastic job in preparation for her role as Jetsam in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Congratulations, Sabine!
Jessica Etou Nkaa '24 is a risk taker, a creative and enthusiastic member of the Grade 11 IB visual arts class who takes a keen interest in all the arts. Her performance and passion in art class is extraordinary. Her self-portrait project that she completed this term is exceptional which demonstrates her ability to think outside the box. She had chosen a photo of herself which is a reflection in a mirror. Jessica is also a dedicated member of the Senior School musical, and she has been doing amazing work as an understudy for pretty much everyone! Awesome work, Jessica!
For the Week of November 7 – Music
Gretchen Archibald '24 is a talented musician who has contributed to the School as both a vocalist and a trumpet player. Gretchen has been a dedicated cast member of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and her commitment is appreciated. With her strong musical talents, we look forward to seeing more of her contributions to our arts program.
Bryan Ma ‘24 is new to our School, but he has already established himself as a major player in everything he does. In addition to his current 95.5% average, Bryan finds the time to contribute to the jazz band as an accomplished drummer, having performed already for Grandparents’ Day and Fall Open House. Most recently, Bryan has also sung with the choir at the community Remembrance Day ceremony. I'm sure you will agree, this modest and talented fellow is most deserving to be recognized as an artist of the week. Congratulations, Bryan!
For the Week of November 14 – Drama
Willa Evans '23 joined the School for Grade 12 this year, and she has been an impressive force in the drama program in the short time she has been with us. Willa is a member of the IB theatre class and is also preparing for her role as Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. She is a scholar and an athlete who manages her busy schedule with ease. We appreciate Willa’s willingness to jump in with enthusiasm and know that she will continue to make significant contributions throughout the rest of the year.
Maeve Hurley '23 has been a consistent backstage presence for all our productions over the past few years. She is leading by example, once again, for this year’s musical. Her calm demeanour and organized, efficient leadership make her an ideal backstage manager. We are so fortunate to have Maeve leading our stage crew!
The Arts Department