Several Storm Lake High School students, along with a Newell-Fonda student and two Alta students, will take part in a fine arts trip to New York City later this week and have the opportunity to take part in acting workshops and see several Broadway productions.
Cindy Cone, speech coach at Storm Lake High School said the fine arts trip is offered every four years. "It works on a nice cycle with the music department trip so an SLHS student can take two 'fine arts' trips duringtheir four years at Storm Lake High. The trip is an offering to any student
but since we go to Broadway shows and acting workshops, it seems to attract the drama/speech kids."
Students have been fundraising for the trip since March 20, 2003, when SLHS hosted the State Individual Speech contest March 20 of 2003. Many of the students had at least half of their trip paid for through the many fund raising opportunities provided.
"The first NYC trip was in 2000 and we had a great time," said Coach Cone. "I was encouraged to begin this trip through a former SLHS student - Jennifer (Robinson) Nocera. She student taught under me at that time and is now a theatreteacher at Victor Valley High School in California. Her parents are Cynthia and Dennis Robinson of Storm Lake." Jennifer will meeting the group and be taking part in many of the events.
The trip will take place April 7-11. Students will participate in an Improvisation Workshop taught by professional actors; see "Hairspray", "The Lion King", and "Little Shop of Horrors" on the Broadway stage; tour Ellis Island; The Statue of Liberty; Ground Zero, the Guggenheim Art Museum; and enjoy the atmosphere, food, sights, and sounds of New York City!
SLHS students attending are: Kelly Evans, freshman; Jeff Mason, sophomore; Cindy Hernandez and Patrick Kelly, juniors; Samantha Evans, Heidi Germann, Collin Taphorn, Liz Tjaden, Heather Warner, seniors.
Also attending from Alta - Kylor Cone, sophomore, and Nolan Cone, fifth grade.
Attending from Newell-Fonda High School is Tiffany Roberts, sophomore.
Kay Evans, Michelle Munoz and Patricia Cone are attending as chaperone
"This is a well planned, well supervised educational trip of a lifetime for these kids," Coach Cone concluded.