Throughout the month of November, students collected Thanksgiving food items in their advisories. These items went towards Turkey Baskets, a holiday program sponsored by the Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and the Islands. Through these contributions, the program provides baskets with a Thanksgiving dinner to local, low-income families.
Thank you for the generosity of all the students who donated items to give back to the community! It was a great success.
Legally Blonde is a Huge Success
Every year, Sturgis East and West students come together to create a production. Whether it be a Shakespeare play or a musical, the fall performances are always special, and this year was no exception. From November 22nd to the 24th, Sturgis Theatre Arts Guild of Entertainers (also known as STAGE) presented “Legally Blonde.”
“Legally Blonde The Musical” presents its own twist on the iconic 2001 movie by the same name. The story follows a girl named Elle Woods and her journey of discovering who she is. After her perfect boyfriend suddenly breaks up with her, Elle decides to follow him to Harvard. On the way to winning him back, she learns about the importance of friendship, kindness, and even accepting her own blonde-ness. This year, Genevieve Sull of Sturgis West played the lead alongside an assortment of East and West students in the ensemble and supporting roles. The amazing pit orchestra, comprised of students and faculty, also accompanied the production.
“Legally Blonde” was directed by Diana Young from East and was produced by Anna Botsford from West. The music director was Rosemarie Gentile, and Natalie Sheeler was the orchestral director. Meg Morris and Diana Young arranged the musical’s choreography together.
This production was groundbreaking for STAGE. They sold out on opening night, ran out of playbills, and board members even came and were raving about the show afterwards. It was a huge success and was fun for both those involved and for the audience.
If you missed out, it’s okay! Both Sturgis East and West will be doing their own respective “One Act” plays for the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) competition. For East, STAGE is doing “Mother Courage and her Children.” For more information about joining tech crew, callbacks, and more ways to get involved with STAGE, contact Mrs. Diana Young.
Join Us at the Winter Concert
On Tuesday, December 10, the Sturgis East Music Department will present the Winter Concert. The event will take place at 529 Main Street, Hyannis from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. All are encouraged to attend and enjoy the holiday music, including “The Nutcracker Suite” and “Winter Wonderland.” We look forward to seeing you to show your support for our talented students!
What We are Thankful for
This Thanksgiving, members of the Sturgis StormWatch and other students at Sturgis East reflected on what they are most thankful for.
I’m thankful for all the great friends I have who are there for everything. I’m grateful for my family and my health. I’m thankful for the opportunities I have and the people who inspire me to work hard. -Corinne Cole, Junior
I'm thankful for the ability to grow and the realization that I don't have to be stuck in the same place doing the same things forever. I'm also thankful for music with a strong rhythm section and the people that make me happy. -Razilee Mueller, Senior
I’m thankful for a lot of things, but I am especially thankful for the people I am surrounded by. -Nathan Nawoichik, Senior
I am so grateful for the opportunities I've been given to go to school at Sturgis, and all the friends I have made here. I am hopeful for a beautiful snowy December, and a great 2020! -Grace Rizzuto, Junior
This year, I am thankful for many things. Lately, I am most grateful for my family. Everyday can be a struggle: fighting as we leave the house, my mom asking me to clean my room, me complaining that I’m very stressed. It can be hard, especially during the holiday season, to stay sane in my family. This Thanksgiving, I plan on making sure that my family knows how thankful I am for them and that throughout all the fighting and teasing, I still love and appreciate them unconditionally. -Ellen Murray, Sophomore
Thanksgiving provides us all with a great opportunity to take a moment during the fast-paced school year to appreciate what we have and the people around us. On behalf of the Sturgis StormWatch, we hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!
Fall Sports Award Ceremony
On Thursday, November 14, the fall sports athletes, coaches, and directors gathered for the Sports Award Ceremony at the 529 Building. Students brought desserts and drinks to enjoy before and after the ceremony. There, all coaches gave a speech and presented awards. These included Most Valuable Player and Most Improved Player. Additionally, the Coach’s Award was presented to athletes who maintained a positive attitude throughout the season. Congratulations to all student athletes for their hard work and school spirit!