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Read about recent NCHS art and performances.

Julia Weitz’s Journey to “Release Yourself”

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Eileen Flynn, Story Editor @eileen_courant Connecticut’s Got Talent is an exclusive talent competition held by the Wall Street Theater in Norwalk among the most exceptional individuals in the state. Junior Julia Weitz not only entered the competition, but her singing impressed the judges enough to qualify her for the finals competition along with only 15 others. Julia’s success is also showcased through her new album “Release Yourself” which premiered this past December under the stage name “Julia Jewels”. Julia’s album was inspired by her own emotions and experiences. “I’m a very emotional person and have always been a bit shy.…

Sammi Smith’s photos capture local businesses

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Caroline Grogan, Reporter @cgrogancourant Anywhere from one to three times per week, senior Sammi Smith, with a DSLR camera in hand, ascends the unassuming green-carpeted staircase that leads to one of New Canaan’s most popular clothing boutiques: Caren Forbes. Sammi has worked as a clothing photographer for Caren Forbes for the past two years. Shopping at Caren Forbes for years prior, she naturally formed a business relationship with Ms. Forbes. Though she had experimented with photography before, shooting for a business required a new mindset. “It’s different when you’re out shooting a subject with specific ways that you need to…

Winter Music Preview

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Matthew Pelli, Reporter @mpellicourant With winter concerts just around the corner, students are putting in the hours to make sure the performance is successful. The orchestra, band, and choir concerts will be performing their musical pieces throughout the month of December. The choir concert will be held on December 9th. Sarah Gleason, head of the choral program, is preparing her students for the concert, “It’s a semester long preparation. Every day in rehearsal and voice lessons, we work on our voices, progression, and solo literature in order to perform the concert music better,” she said. Ms. Gleason puts a lot of thought…

Sadie Seelert becomes student ambassador

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Joelle Anselmo, Story Editor @janselmocourant Junior Sadie Seelert has been involved in the arts all her life. She starred as Jane Banks in Disney’s Mary Poppins on Broadway when she was nine years old. Sadie also had a lead role in a movie on Netflix, #Horror, at age 12. She was Lavinia in the Off-Broadway American Theatre Premier of A Little Princess with Kids Of The Arts at the Signature Theatre also at age 12. Recently, Sadie, switched from being in the spotlight to aiding kids who don’t have access to theater programs at all. In 2016, she became an…

Spectator Literary Magazine Steps Up a Technological Level

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Abby Weiss, Story Editor @aweisscourant  Ever since 1961, NCHS Spectator Literary Magazine has showcased the literary and artistic abilities of students. It publishes their poems, short stories and photographs. In the past decade, it has won five awards of recognition from the nationally regarded coalition, National Council of Teachers of English, and has earned it’s place as one of the top school literary magazines in the state.   However, this year it’s editors are taking the club on a different course by designing a website. Student work will be displayed throughout the year instead of at the end through the…

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