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Greenway High School’s performing arts students gave the student body outstanding performances during this year’s Celebrate the Arts show. The performances were creative, funny and beautiful.

Celebrate began with a wonderful performance from orchestra. Sophomore Lily Ramirez said, “Celebrate is important because it shows all of the performing arts dedication and hard work; we had to practice for up to two hours a day.”

Following orchestra’s performance was dance, which set the stage on fire performing to “Because We Can Can”, “Bleeding Love”, “Thumbs” and “Love on the Brain”.

“I love to dance, so I like expressing myself and I love seeing other people do what they like to do; it was fun,” sophomore dancer Kayla Mussa said.

“I think it’s important because people take dance, theatre, choir and orchestra for granted and they’re just as important as any other sport on campus,” Kayla said.

“We all put a lot of work into this performance. We had to run through the dances over and over. I wasn’t nervous though because I was excited and I love dancing,” she said.

“I love dancing and singing and would love to show others the joy I have in doing them,” dancer and vocalist Heather Johnson said.

“Celebrate is important because it shows what me and the other people in performing arts have worked so hard to accomplish. We have been working on our dances since the beginning of the school year,” Johnson said.

“I was very nervous but at the same time excited to show what I have worked so hard to do,” she said.

The first dance performance was followed by a one-act written by Sebian Carver. The brief performance was about the various “Christmas Legends” including Frosty, Santa, Rudolph, Jack Frost, and the Grinch.


“Celebrate shows there is more to high school besides football,” senior crew member Ciara Snell said.

“I wanted to be in celebrate because I wanted to finally perform and have fun, and it’s important because it gives the performing arts time to shine over sports,” sophomore Madison Kriner, who played a child and reindeer, said. “I put all my time and effort into it and did anything I could to make it better. Performing in front of my peers was super exciting and yeah, I was nervous, but once I stepped onto the stage it was totally great and exhilarating.”

“I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and try new things and I’m glad I did because it was such an amazing experience,” sophomore Sierra Black, who played a child and reindeer, said.

“I wanted to be in [Celebrate the Arts] because I wanted to get out there and be part of something,” Angelina Martines, who played a child, said.

Choir performed “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Patapan Fantasia” while Vocal Ensemble performed “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” and “Carol of the Bells”; the audience was captivated by their beautiful display of voices.

In sum, Celebrate the Arts is an important part of Greenway High School and will forever be remembered by both the students who performed and those who were in the audience.

Pictures by Spencer Llewelyn