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Read about recent NCHS art and performances.

“Draw the Line” art show colors halls of NCHS

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Jillian Augustine, Arts & Tech Editor @JillAugCourant Student interests, extracurriculars, and hobbies are a big part of what makes up the rich culture of New Canaan High School. This is why the art department makes a conscious effort to share the work of student artists and incorporate it into everyday life at the school. One of the best ways to assimilate student art into school life is through the various art shows that take place throughout the year. These shows typically feature anywhere from 50 to 100 student artists. They are curated, set up, and run by a group of…

“Feathers in the Wind” brings Jewish tradition to the stage

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Katie Tan, Reporter @KtanCourant The stage lights beam on the faces of dedicated actors and actresses. The play comes to life as audience members cry in heartfelt scenes, then find themselves in hysterical laughter during comedic music numbers. This is the experience the upperclassmen play ,“Feathers in the Wind”, seeks to provide its audience members this fall, from October 27th to 29th. According to the New Canaan High School Theatre website, the play is a “whimsical musical weaving together a collection of Jewish folk tales about the the wise fools of Chelm into a single fable. As Rabbi Itzik searches…

NCHS Filmmakers win big at Second annual New Age Film Festival

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Maggie Owen, Reporter @mowencourant On most nights, NCHS is empty while students and teachers prepare for their next school day at home. However, on Wednesday May 25, the Wagner room was full of students who were eagerly awaiting the screening of their films and the announcement of the winners. This year was the second annual New Age Film Festival, a film competition offered to students from NCHS and surrounding high schools. A red carpet is rolled out in the NCHS lobby for student filmmakers and their fans to make their way to the Wagner Room where every film from each…

NCHS students go for gold at the National Scholastic Awards

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Allie Neugeboren, Features Editor @allieneugiecourant The National Scholastic award is an opportunity for professionals in the writing and visual arts to gather work and evaluate it based on originality, creativity, voice, and skill. Art teachers from all around the United States submit four pieces in which they feel their students tone and voice is shown best. To be accepted into the National Scholastic, students have to qualify by achieving the gold medal in regional awards. Those awards are pushed forward to the national review board and then judged. Nationally, only one percent of what’s submitted out of 320,000 pieces get chosen…

Student run plays debuted at Drama Fest

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Maggie Owen, Reporter @mowencourant NCHS theater program puts on many well known musicals throughout the year. However, every spring, they make time in the production schedule for student playwrights and directors to try their hands at putting on their own plays. This past weekend, the NCHS Theater Department put on their 26th annual Drama Fest. Drama Fest is a competition and students are invited to write and submit their own plays. This year, theater director Dee Alexander selected the 6 best plays to be independently produced. These plays are entirely student-run productions and can therefore be a lower stress way…

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