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Talented Teens Take the Stage

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     The Greater Latrobe Drama Club’s cabaret is a unique fundraiser that is sponsored by the drama club boosters that raises money for the spring musical, and also gives students the opportunity to choose a song and perform it in their own direction.

“I think that the cabaret went pretty well, I would say that it gave students a good opportunity to show their singing abilities and overall it was a great experience not only for the singers but the audience perceived it quite well,” said Senior Nathen Sushura. 

Arranged by senior Jiannia Kaczmarkiewicz, this year’s cabaret was a huge success. In total fifteen students participated and showcased their talents.

“Being one of the top fundraiser for the Drama club, I feel that this years Cabaret event went very well. The student participation was great and everyone truly did such a wonderful job with their performances. We had a number of students who sang songs of very familiar artist like Taylor Swift, Queen, Miley Cyrus, etc. The event had a really good turnout and I would say it was an overall success,” said Kacxmarkiewicz. 

 Of the acts in the show some students sang solos and some opted to sing in a small group. One student, junior, Even Frescura chose not only to sing for the audience but also to show off his trombone skills.

The cabaret is unique in the sense that students play to their strengths. The show has no set style or song requirements so students sing what they know suits their voices and character. 

Students prepared for weeks leading up to the cabaret. 

“Everyone in my group individually found music and learned their notes and rhythms. We got together as often as possible. We all had really busy schedules so we did what we could,” said Sophomore Elise Ruggery

Come show time all the hard work pays off when the singers cut off their last note, leaving no question if the time put in was a waste because students could take the time they still had in the spotlight to soak in the praise and bask in their accomplishments.

 

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Karlee Clark, Staff Writer
Karlee Clark, a Sophomore and a brand new member of the High Post staff. She joined staff to further her love of writing and also looks forward to the opportunities that come with being a staff member. Her main hobbies include music, reading, writing, and leadership. She is a member of the Greater Latrobe chamber choir, wind ensemble, treble ensemble, pep band, and drama club where she participates in the spring musicals every year, she shares her love of music and performing with the people she loves through things like, shows, concerts, and caberts. She is also a defensive specialist for the Greater Latrobe JV Volleyball team, she adores the team aspect and the inside jokes and fun times she shares with her team. Her main passion in life is leadership, she displays this through participation in the lighthouse leadership team where she collaborates with peers to make a difference in her school community. She was a teacher nominated member of the Future Ready Leaders Team, she has also been a student council representative since elementary school. This year she had been granted the opportunity to hold an officer position in student council as head manager of the Greater Latrobe Student Store.  She also loves to learn new things, she loves to read both fictional novels and nonfiction articles as much as she can in her little free time. But also furthers her knowledge of the environment as an active member of the Envirothon team. As active and busy she is in her school she is no stranger to her community and jumps on any opportunity to volunteer and make herself useful as a leader in her neighborhood. One of her favorite clubs at Greater Latrobe High School is the forensics team. Commonly known as Speech and Debate Karlee loves every aspect of what the forensics team does. As a freshman she competed all year with a persuasive essay that she held close to her heart and that meant alot to her, in mid march she qualified for the State competition and had an amazing time, she made many friends and built strong relationships with many people. This year she is switching to competing in the poetry category and is hopeful to make it just as far if not further in the State competition with her selected poetry arrangement.

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