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Shorewood Drama Students Recognized by ACT Theatre

Shorewood Young Playwrightd

Top L-R: Marek Blazek, Sophia Ralls, Gracie Long, Madison Pahlman, Kenassa Sarka
Middle L-R: Cleo Auchincloss, Madeleine Corn, Jade Doerksen
Front: Jesse Garten

Shorewood High School was well-represented at the ACT Theatre’s Young Playwrights Program Celebration on December 10.

Out of more than 250 submissions of original plays written by students from around the region, Maddie Corn’s “Reality” was selected as one of eight to be featured in professionally staged readings this March at the ACT Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival.

Kenassa Sarka’s play, “Race for the Gold Coin,” was featured at the December 10 celebration and was performed during the event with six professional actors.

Additionally, another seven Shorewood students received honorable mentions for their original works. Those students are:
• Cleo Auchincloss
• Marek Blazek
• Jade Doerksen
• Jesse Garten
• Gracie Long
• Madison Pahlman
• Sophia Ralls

“We’re very excited to see our students recognized for their creative works,” said Shorewood English and Drama Teacher Amy Pottinger. “It’s a powerful reminder of how talented and passionate our students are!”

A total of 29 Shorewood students participated in the ACT Theatre's Young Playwrights Program thanks to support from the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation