Browsing: Arts

Read about recent NCHS art and performances.

Jackson Oehmler pursues his passion for filmmaking


Eileen Flynn, Reporter @eileen_courant After the recent appreciation for the Oscar-Nominated movies, you would be shocked to find out that students at NCHS share those same talents. Sophomore Jackson Oehmler has always had an interest in the filmmaking industry but recently he has taken his dedication further, writing a screenplay for his own feature film. Jackson’s connection with the art has grown from intrigue to a passion of his that he plans to continue. Jackson has shown promise in the field from a very young age through his creativity and artistic abilities. Sophomore Theresa Marciano has been friends with Jackson…

NCHS Theatre brings western history to the stage


Jillian Augustine, Arts & Tech Editor @jillaugcourant The talented cast and crew of the NCHS Theatre department will be bringing a different energy to the stage this week as they open up the theater for this year’s winter production, The Will Rogers Follies. This year’s musical is unique from previous ones, as it combines eccentric American history with Western-inspired song and dance. The Will Rogers Follies follows the story of Will Rogers, an American cowboy who lived from 1879 to 1935 in Arkansas. Senior Alison Demers, who plays a lead role as Betty Blake, the wife of Will Rogers, feels…

Sophie Graham: Artist Profile


Eva Pace, Arts Editor @espcourant One of the qualities of NCHS that makes its students so proud is the outstanding athletic program. From football to squash, our high school has it a huge variety of sports, with a majority of students engaged in at least one season of athletics a year. Yet, what we often forget are the sports that go on outside of campus; building athletes that are just as formidable and impressive as the ones you see on Dunning. One of these sports is dance. Junior Sophie Graham, a stand-out ballerina at New England Academy of Dance…

NCHS students take home the gold in Scholastic Art Awards


Jillian Augustine, Arts Section Editor @JillAugCourant The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a group that was established in New York in 1923, and have been accepting student art from all over the country ever since. The Scholastic Art Awards have been looking for work that “demonstrates technical skill, personal voice or vision, and originality,” according to their website. The foundation then rewards the hard work and artistic skills of the students with various well-deserved awards, including scholarship money. This previous year, over ten students from NCHS submitted their personal work to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and received…

Students work hard to put on winter choir and band concerts


Caroline Castle, Reporter @ccastlecourant For many students in the high school, going to class is a grind and not something to look forward to, however, this is not the case for the student musicians. The NCHS Choir and Band Program serves as a place where students can express their love for music and share this passion through performance. On December 14th, the Choir program will be performing their annual winter concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. According to Sarah Gleason, the choir instructor, the choir and Madrigal Ensemble, a group of choir students who meet after school, have been preparing…

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