Thomas G. Connors Elementary School
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Mr. Gerald Fitzhugh, II
A tourist dad and his son, much in need of a vacation, arrive late for their flight to Kalamazoo. In the midst of the frustration, a tour guide offers his help, only to also find himself in a similar frustrated state when the tourist cannot make up his mind as to where to go after learning about so many culturally fulfilling packages.
El turista (the Spanish term for tourist), is the product of a collaborative effort by Adela Sanchez (resource teacher) and Tatiana Meza (world language teacher). Based on an original script written by Ms. Meza and enhanced by the choreographic talents and vision of Ms. Sanchez, El turista is a whirlwind ride that encompasses humor, drama, and dance.
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Mr. Gerald Fitzhugh, II
Hudson Matullo, a 5th grader from Wallace Elementary School, won a Gold Medal and the Merideth Lippman Memorial Award for her “Window Busters” science fair investigation. Hudson researched various types of window protection that would enable glass windows to hold up during superstorms.
Brandon Lyons, a 10th grader from HJSHS, won a bronze medal for his research on the “Effect of Social Interactions on Caloric Intake in Mice.” He found that, on average, mice living alone consumed more calories than mice coupled together.
1st place for best play, which allows us to participate in the national competition in Lincoln, NE in June 2016. Ms. Miller's class performed a 40-minute section of Almost, Maine by John Cariani.
Brittney Colon won Best Actress
Brandon Lyons won won Best Actor
Students won the following "Superior" awards:
Gina Rotondi - Comedic Monologue
Brandon Lyons - Dramatic Monologue
Brittney Colon - Dramatic Monologue
Hannah Mack - Dramatic Monologue
Aishah Tapia - Dramatic Monologue
Brandon Lyons & Te Janea Bradley-Johnson - Dramatic Pairs Scene
For Almost, Maine the cast /crew consisted of Brittney Colon, Brandon Lyons, Te' Janea Bradley-Johnson, Aliyah Ramos, Hannah Mack, Ivelisse Lorenzo, Andrew Moya, Aishah Tapia, Gina Rotondi, David Rivera, with Isiah Watson, Angel Molina, and Arturo Liranzo running sound cues and lighting. The play had to be completely student run.
Ms. Miller is proud of her students who worked hard and presented themselves in a professional manner. The following students won awards:
Gina Rotondi won 4th place for Comedic Monologue.
Brittney Colon won 3rd Place for Comedic Monologue.
Brandon Lyons, Jeane Cummins, and Te'Janea Bradley Johnson won 4th place in the scene category (3 or more actors) for the play A Raisin in the Sun.
What is most impressive is that Brandon Lyons won BEST ACTOR out of the entire competition for his portrayal of Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun. He will now get to attend the Governor's Awards Ceremony in Trenton in May to receive an additional award.