Broadway Bound features Weston students

Cast members from WHS Company rehearse songs from South Pacific, their spring musical slated for March 23-25. — Matthew Figliola photo

Emmanuel Church in Weston is presenting its third annual Broadway Bound: A Tribute to WHS Company. This year’s event will feature the cast from Company’s spring musical, South Pacific, preceded by a short musical program by the faculty of Weston Music Center. The event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25, in the Emmanuel Church parish hall, 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston, from 4 to 5:30. This is a family-friendly outing with door prizes and a bake sale. Admission is free and the community at large is invited to attend. Donations are welcome. The faculty of Weston Music Center will … Read more

Weston senior teams with Redding musician for concert

Arthur Lipner and Stephen Blinder will perform with Weston musicians past and present, at a concert in Weston on Friday, Feb. 9.

Weston High School senior Stephen Blinder wants to bring music to the area to unite people. “Music for me is more than a passion,” Blinder said. “In a world where we have so much conflict and division, music can unite people, it can transcend all of the boundaries that we face.” Stephen is bringing his mentor, Weston High alumnus Arthur Lipner, to the Weston High School auditorium for a concert on Friday, Feb. 9. The concert will feature Lipner performing with Weston High’s jazz ensemble, the wind ensemble and an alumni group, all at different points throughout the evening. There … Read more

Weston student earns top prize in GBYO Concerto Competition

Trumpeter and Weston High School senior Jane Paknia won the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra (GBYO) 2018 Concerto Competition. The finals of the competition were performed for the public recently at the Pequot Library in partnership with Music for Youth. GBYO’s most accomplished young musicians auditioned in November to advance to the final round and vie for the chance to perform as soloist with the Principal Orchestra at GBYO’s annual Spring Concert in May. Ten students auditioned, with six competing in the final round. Each musician played one movement of a concerto for the panel of judges. Judges this year included GBYO Music … Read more

Weston graduation controversy gets ‘in-tents’

In an effort to save costs, Weston High School announced last week that its annual graduation ceremony will be held in the school gymnasium this year, rather than under an outdoor tent at the school as it has done in the past. But fallout from the tent decision has gotten “intense,” leading to opposition from students in a petition drive. In a letter from Weston Schools Superintendent William McKersie, dated Thursday, Jan. 11, he explained that the cost of holding the graduation ceremony under the tent is more than $20,000. “This includes installation, chair rentals for both inside and outside, … Read more

Revised: Weston High School announces its first-quarter honor roll

Below is the revised Weston High School Honor Roll for Quarter 1. The school apologizes for any confusion resulting from the original print. The Honor Roll comprises students with a first quarter GPA of 3.4 or higher with no grade lower than C+. The Principal’s Honor Roll is comprised of students with a first quarter GPA of 3.85 or higher with no grade lower than B-. Honor Roll Grade 9 Andrew Albert, Rhys Aronson, Drew Averick, Franco Bara, William Berger, Christopher Burns, Emily Burr, Liam Cavicchia, Grace Chan, Abhinav Cherukuri, Madeleine Clough, Henry Cohen, Jordan Conlon, Kellie Couch, Max Cuomo, … Read more

Weston High School announces first-quarter honor roll

Weston High School has announced its first-quarter honor roll. The Honor Roll comprises students who achieved a GPA of 3.4 or better. The Principal’s Honor Roll is comprised of students who achieved a third-quarter GPA of 3.85 or better. Honor Roll Grade 12 Caroline Ackerman, Ryan Anderson, Lauren Beranek, Ian Borowik, Sebastian Casellas, James Cataldo, Donal Collimore, Lucas DePalo, Brianna Dias, Adam Frederiksen, Petra Friden, Samantha Gaebel, William Grotto, Sophie Hall, Andrew Harwood, Annalise Icatar, Sarah Johnson, Susannah Keith, Brian Kennedy, Claire Kennedy, Jessie Liu, Madelyn Lustberg, Jason Mbwa-Mboma, Francesca Moniz, Talullah Moore, Sam Negrin, Liam Odierna, Daniel Olin, Theodore … Read more

Weston student’s photography featured at art gallery

‘Pensive’ is one of the photographs by Thomas Bogaev that will be on display at the Rockwell Art Gallery starting Nov. 16.

Beauty and Despair, a one-man photographic exhibit of the work of Weston High School senior Thomas Bogaev, opens at the Rockwell Art Gallery in Wilton on Nov. 16 and runs through the end of the month. A number of the photographs at Rockwell have already sold, and others were successfully auctioned off at an earlier music fund-raiser this month. Photographer Daryl Hawk, a fan of Bogaev’s work, bid for a portrait of a Native American. Bogaev likes to photograph nature — his landscapes, orchids and sunsets can be seen at the gallery, hence the “Beauty” in his new show’s title … Read more

Weston High School performs All My Sons

Members of the cast of Company's All My Sons.

Weston High School’s Company theater group is performing Arthur Miller’s All My Sons on Nov. 10, 11 and 12 at Weston High School. Nancy Ponturo is directing this American family drama, which is heavily based on the themes surrounding World War II. Members of the cast, shown above, are Momo Burns-Min, Thomas Valenti and Remy Young. Tickets are on sale at whscompany.com.

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