Students receiving Academic Honors Chevrons were (front row, L to R) Jacob Curry, Courtney Whitesel, Reagan Hoggatt, and Sophia Spence.
Rylan Glunt competed in the Jr. Contest and placed 1st in Randolph County and 2nd in the Area out of 13 participants. Great job by all.
By Brad Hoggatt, RESC Correspondent
The Union City Junior High Drama Club, made up of students in grades 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, will present a two act comedy on Wednesday, October 3 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Randolph Eastern Performing Arts Center. Brian Taylor’s “Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens” is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
This darkly funny farce pits the eternal battle of pure evil against innocent fuzzy goodness. Dr. Evil wants to destroy the world, but when a basket of kittens arrives on his doorstep, it’s his own world that gets turned upside down. The Council of Evil is set to arrive any minute for the unveiling of the thermal ray — Dr. Evil’s latest weapon of world domination — and he must impress them at all costs. If the Council finds him with this basketful of precious kittens, they may never offer the financial backing he needs to complete his dastardly project. Being truly evil, there is only one solution that Dr. Evil can think of- total kitten annihilation! But with several identical baskets going in and out of his lab and the crazy antics of his assistant’s mummified mother, his own vampire mother and the practical-joke-loving family of hybrid hyena werewolves who live next door, the kittens just may make it out alive. Audience members will likely be rooting for the precious little fur balls the whole way. Or will they be as evil as Dr. Evil himself? One thing is for certain, being bad has never been this much fun!
Staring in this year’s production are Becca Overleese, Keegan Livingston, Brennan Hoggatt, Kalam Denney, Sylaris Denney, Anthony Wyant, Brianna Williams, and Sullivan Thomas. Also, Ena Durbin, Madi Cotter, Abby Stapleton, Grant Elliott, Campbell Kerns, Gavin Elmore, Reina Farias, and Luis Velasco. Special cameo appearances will be made by former participants Braydon Hoggatt, Mariah Claywell, Lyndsee Mills, and Emily Livingston.
Admission for this production is $2 for Adults and $1 for Students, grades K-12. Doors will open for admission at 6:30 p.m.
The students at North Side Elementary school are benefitting from books, more so than ever! This week, the Scholastic Book Fair has set up shop in the school’s gymnasium, giving the kids an easy opportunity to add to their own home collections. Wendy Smith, RESC Board member, and Book Fair coordinator is thrilled to help create this event each year for the students. “I started this project when my own daughters were at North Side. I fell in love so much with the event, that now the school can’t get rid of me!” But everyone at North Side agrees- Smith is why the Book Fair is such a great draw for the students and they hope she continues this for years to come.
Where most schools are lucky enough to host one book fair each year, Smith has made it a biannual event, creating two memorable book fairs each school year. With themes, decorations, and costumes, each Scholastic Book Fair that Smith chairs is enjoyed by all! This year’s theme, “The Enchanted Forest” features fanciful wall murals and trees, complete with woodland critters and gnome doors!
The Scholastic Book Fair is open every day of the week during the school day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but will have extended hours this Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., in order to coordinate with North Side’s Family Cookout. Book prices start as low as $2 for a new, paperback chapter book, and can run up to $20 for the newest, hardback book. Community friends are encouraged to visit, as well. Please note, though, that all guests to North Side must first register in the office.
Female Athlete: Reagan Hoggatt
Male Athlete: Akili Roberts
Female Student: Emma Brewer
Male Student: Alex Vazquez
Female Teacher: Mrs. Debbie Williams
Male Teacher: Mr. Matt Carroll
UC Homecoming Class Representatives, from left to right, Vincent Pierce and Izzy Fuller (Junior Class), Hunter Reagan and Emma Hall (Sophomore Class), and Brenden Wright and Carlee Rismiller (Freshman Class).