The Bay Area Educational Theater Company will present "Peter Pan” in April. But first, auditions will be held this month. A workshop will be held Jan. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sunnybrae Elementary School, 1031 S. Delaware St. in San Mateo. There will be scene readings, character development and new tools and worksheets. Students auditioning for Peter, Wendy and Captain Hook will have the chance to learn character-specific songs for the callbacks. There will also be a chance to learn the standard audition dance plus an advanced one for students auditioning for Tiger Lily and the specialty dance group.
Parents will come together for a meeting from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. to discuss the show calendar, character descriptions and audition tips. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.bayareaetc.org or call 332-4625.
Three Notre Dame High School students, Chase Welch (’15), Rui Zheng (’14) and Mavy Arias (’13), were each awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service during the advent prayer service Dec. 3. Each of these young ladies were rewarded on their contributions to the community through a great deal of service.
Despite being only a sophomore, Welch has already completed 65 hours of community service through her dedication to Relay for Life and Sunrise Assisted Living. Zhang, a junior and transfer student from San Mateo High School, was selected for a Jefferson Award due to her lifelong dedication to service in all aspects, including her home, school and local and global community. Rui has already completed 99 hours and did not even have a requirement to complete any prior to starting at Notre Dame in August.
Arias, a senior, has currently completed 300 hours of community service, and her service is far from over. She has earned the Jefferson Award due to her work with the Shelter Network’s Summer Youth Camp, which has gained her 150 hours this summer.
Class notes is a column dedicated to school news. It is compiled by education reporter Heather Murtagh. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200, ext. 105 or at email@example.com.