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Cape District students to be @no at CHILD's PLAY performanc& Shelby Dentino, a student at to Children & Fanfilies t Milton Middle School, will he fall. Manuscripts were among a select group of young au- Chicago to hei revies thors statewide whose work will be performed in CHILD'S PLAY 1996-97, sponsored by Children & Families First, formerly Family and Children Services of Delaware, Inc. Different works will be performed at two shows on Monday, March 3 at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown and in one show Tuesday, March 4 at Caesar Rod- ney High School in Camden- Wyoming. CHILD'S PLAY is a profes- sional traveling theatre group for young audiences that performs stories and poems written by chil- dren, transforming young writers' manuscripts into plays, songs and poems. The company, founded in 1978, is based in Chicago but de- lights audiences all through the United States. Nearly 2;000 students from Delaware and surrounding Penn- sylvania submitted original works Milton Continued from page 34 actor when she finishes school. Sarah Sprague also said that she wants an acting career. In fact, acting is her favorite thing, and she already belongs to two drama clubs. She is not alone in having some theatre experience. Jessica Feder has some theatre success behind her and she is eager for more. "I've already had roles in sever- al plays, like at church," she said. "Now, I want to see if I can be- come the lead in some school plays." Some Milton Middle School students see the club as more than an opportunity to learn some act- ing and technical skills. Several mentioned that the club should help them in later life. Life skills learned Fifth grader Coi Evans said, "I like this club because we can learn a lot of things. It teaches you to use skills for life in different things, like speaking and feeling confident. I might pursue acting as a career." The importance of accepting re- sponsibility and developing self esteem also weighed in as reasons to join the Theater Arts Club. "Working in theater teaches you that you can be something," Lynsey Schoonover said. "I think I might like to try directing." Katie Cassidy, who likes to sing, pointed out, "Being in a the- ater production takes responsibili- ty. You have to memorize lines and learn where to be and what to do." The fun aspect of performing and working on a theatre produc- tion is not lost on the Milton Mid- dle School students. Most agreed that the bottom line is that they plan to have a good time, and red 'irst this sent to 7ed by CHILD's PLAY who their select- ed the eight works to Be per- formed, as well as works t aat were cited for honorable ment ion cer- tificates. The shows will be perfc,rmed at 10 a.m. and 12:30 l,.m. at Delaware Tech and at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of Caesar Rodney High School. Dentino's flay will be performed at the Caesar Rod- ney site. There will also be stude: its from Milton Middle School re ceiving honorable mention fertifi cates at this performance. Seven H.O. Brittingh;Lm Ele- mentary School students will re- ceive honorable mention certifi- cates at the 12:30 Delaware Tech performance, and two students from Lewes Middle Sch3ol and one student from Rehobq)th Ele- mentary will be recogniz(d at the 10:30 a.m. performaace at Delaware Tech. working on a play is a fun thing to do with friends. Bridget Mead thinks hat the good time and the exampl6 of stu- dents putting on a production will / pull in even more students "The club will teach us p be ac- tors," she said, "and it ill en- courage even more people Ito want parts." Wilkinson said the goal is to stage an arts night in May. Along with skits and monologt es, she said there will be presentations of instrumental and vocal mu sic, and a display of visual arts. It's fun! In weekly meetings, the stu- dents are splitting up into interest groups, with some exploling the technical aspects of putti:lg on a production. However, per'orming and using the natural tale nts and inclinations of young peop le is the central, unifying factor :hat at- tracted so many to the new The- ater Arts Club. 'Tm in it because I like to act," said Ty Pepper. "It just sounded like fun." "I like to talk," admits I',ebecca Hollingsworth right up fro at. "I'm not afraid to be in front of people, and I like to act, too. Alsc, this is my first after-school activ Lty, and I wanted to do one, and this is fun!" Students active in the Milton Middle School Theater Aa ts Club include Ryan Pepper, Jes ;y Hin- son, Amanda Johnson, shley Bradley, Sue Talbot, Robi]t Feder, Dana Chester, Katey [-Iearn, Stacey White, Amanda $3 lvanus, Rebecca Hollingsworth Sarah Sprague, Bridget Colbun, Chad Clifton, Lynsey Schoonov.,r, Hen- ry Tang, Mark Broadhurs b Brid- get Mead, Michelle Tasalti, Coi Evans, Katie Cassidy, Ariane Wil- so ?, Derek Wells and Jessiea Fed- ! CAPEG.AZE'FFE, Friday, Feb 28-"!a 6199z,-8-- ,-' Jen EIIingsworth photo Caribbean artist-in-residence enriches LMS life The halls at Lewes Middle School were alive with the sounds of the Caribbean during an as- sembly on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Artist-in-residence Colvin "Atiba" Fields and the Royal Palm Steel Band presented the colorful origins of Caribbean culture and music through hands-on experiences with the steel drum and other instruments reflecting the music and people of Trinidad and Tobago. Fields and members of his band explained the instruments and vari- eties of Caribbean music, and performed tunes including Alan Mencken's "Under the Sea" and Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood." The artist-in-residence program is funded by the Lewes Middle School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and Delaware Division of the Arts. Lewes resident on Emerson dean's list Aimee Zygmonski, a Lewes res- ident majoring in production/ management at Emerson College, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester. Students' re- ceiving this recognition must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.45 grade point aver- age for the semester, based on a four-point grade system. Millsboro Chamber offers scholarship The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce has announced new guidelines and procedures for the $500 scholarship it offers to high school seniors. Any senior with a mailing ad- dress in the 19966 zip code is in- vited to apply. The student must verify plans to attend either col- lege or another higher learning fa- cility on a full time basis for at least two years subsequent to high school graduation. Applications are available from the chamber at P.O. Box 187, Millsboro, DE 19966 or by calling 934-6777. Ages 18 months and older... Register Now Stop by or call for Class schedule. R Jssex Family YMCA 105 Church Street Rehoboth Beach 227-8018