Once again, our 9th grade We the People students have captured the RI state championship and will be heading to Washington, DC to compete in the National Invitational in April. Congratualtions to all of our students and their teacher, Mrs. Natalie O'Brien.
This past Saturday, the NSHS Jazz Band and Chamber Choir traveled to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston for the annual Berklee College of Music HS Jazz Festival. This event is the largest in the nation of its kind, with 128 particpating schools representing 13 states and 196 music ensembles ranging from jazz choirs to jazz combos and big bands.
For the second year in a row, our High School Jazz Band won first place in their division with the highest overall score! They received the award on Saturday night and had the honor of performing in the "Winners Showcase Concert" on the main stage at the Hynes Center complete with state-of-the-art sound, video and lights..very cool! Junior Ian Pascoe was recognized with the judges award for outstanding performer on Alto/Soprano Saxes.
Our Chamber Choir made their first-ever appearance at the festival and did an amazing job in a competitive division of 17 outstanding jazz choirs from around the east coast, placing 7th. They sounded fantastic and were praised by the judges for both their beautiful sound and outstanding overall performance of their program. Senior Bridget Hall was recognized with the judges award for outstanding performer in the group.
Congratulations to all members of the HS Jazz and Chamber Choirs!
COLLEGE GUIDE COVER ART CONTESTThe winning student’s artwork will be on the front cover of the College Planning Center of RI’s College Guide and postcards for the 2014/15 academic year. These guides are distributed to every high school in Rhode Island!
We are pleased to say that we have set a date for our 2nd Annual 5K Road Race & Relay Walk and once again be giving away 2 $500 Cory Edward Gaudet Memorial Scholarships. To qualify to win a scholarship students from any school in grades 9-12 just have to register as a runner of the 5K Road Race & complete the race. We will randomly pick 1 boy and 1 girl to each be awarded a $500 Scholarship.
This is an Event for the whole family, young & old alike .. The 5K Road Race is an out and back road race but the Relay Walk portion of our Event takes place throughout the day on the track. We will have entertainment, food, raffles etc.
Funds raised are used to financially assist families that have children battling brain cancers, bring much needed awareness and research dollars to childhood brain cancer as well as support the Cory Edward Gaudet Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Go to this site for more information: http://coryscrusaders.dojiggy.com
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