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Education Notes 11-27

November 27, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Challenger Middle School thespians shine

in recent district competition at Estero High

The students at Challenger Middle School had amazing day at the district thespian competition this year. It was held at Estero High School for all Lee County thespians in the performing arts and technical theatre.

The Challenger Middle troupe is led by theatre teacher and director Julie Salamon, and co-director Lindsay Warren. The students walked away from the competition with four Best in Room and 20 superior ribbons.

Paige Steiner won in the solo musical category, Jonathan Curls and Tianna Sandor won in duet acting, Rilyn Dick and Dominic Pilozo won in duet musical, and another 16 students won for large group musical.

According to their instructors, this is an incredible accomplishment for these students, who have been working on these pieces for several months with an unquenchable determination to perfect their performances.

"It is such an honor and a privilege to work with such talented students and watch them continue to grow in their confidence and craft," Salamon said.

"There are times in theatre where it can be difficult, but we continue in our search for excellence and receiving many amazing rewards shows us that hard work pays off," Paige Steiner, the Jr. Thespian president, said. "I will never regret coming here, joining the Jr. Thespians Society, and meeting all my wonderful friends and teachers. I will leave Challenger Middle with the resolve and strength to continue pursuing theatre professionally knowing that I have so many people supporting me every step of the way."

The thespians of Challenger Middle School will remain focused on their competition pieces and looking forward to bring them to the state competition in February 2020.

Challenger Middle School is at 624 Trafalgar Parkway, Cape Coral. For additional information, call 239-242-4341.

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