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What a ride! RHS’ fall play was hilarious!

Emily Gaboriault, Veritas Editor-in-Chief 

December 12, 2019

On December 5th, 6th, and 7th, the RHS Theater Department put on “Marcus is Walking.” The show featured various scenes all based around a car; for instance, running over a chipmunk, a car accident and a night trick or treating.

When asked about the show , director Julia DiCanzio stated, “I love directing the fall play and seeing each student take risks, grow in confidence, and become part of the wonderful community that was formed around the play…The performances showed the commitment and effort that each student, cast and crew, put into the play.”

When asked how they thought the show went, actors Katy Buckley and Jordan Cunningham stated that they thought it went really well! Buckley states, “It was so awesome to hear such great reviews!” Cunningham also adds, “I loved the amount of students who attended to support the theatre department!”

Katy Buckley, Emily Gaboriault, Lara Glennon tend to a run over chipmunk as Suzi, Heidi, and Jay.  photo by Arianna Esposito
Jordan Cunningham, Philip Pattison, Zach Webb eat some treats on halloween night while trick or treating.   Veritas photo
Zach Webb and Adam Dalton as Gabe and Dmitry.  photo by Arianna Esposito

The actors included Ben Pattison, Zach Webb, Phil Pattison, Jordan Cunningham, Julia Yeadon, Adam Dalton, Neleh Dunn. Emily Gaboriault, Lara Glennon and Katy Buckley. Each actor played several parts.

The stage crew was led by stage manager Kerin Dalton and asst. stage manager, Maria Pala. In the crew were Jonah Pishkin, Maddie Smith Miku Yoshioka, Leah Leonard, Cailin Sullivan, Ngan Nguyen, Christa Pollard and Callie Gillan.

Seth Rosczewski and Terrel Wright were the lighting and sound operators with an assist by Chris Burnieika. Phil DiCanzio and Jim DiCanzio designed and built the set. Julia DiCanzio and Joanne White were the faculty directors.

Click here for our photo gallery of the play.  Photos by Arianna Esposito.

New Student Government Advisers Making An Impact

Emily Gaboriault, Veritas Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

Toward the end of the 2018-2019 school year,  student government advisers, Joanne White and Jill Delaney announced they would be departing from their positions.

That is when Kirsten Bartoloni,  (Ms. MacDonald), a social studies teacher at Rogers Middle School and Greg Rowe, a high school social studies teacher, stepped up to the plate. Since then, even though “Miss Mac,” is a middle school teacher  she has put forth her best efforts and is really making an impact on our high school student government.

Mr. Rowe states that he initially said no to the position, due to many other commitments, but with Mrs. Bartoloni’s help he felt he could take on the role.He said, “My favorite part is all the excitement. It really shows that you kids want to make an impact.”  A big goal of his, he says, is to achieve gold council status at this year’s MASC conference.

The 2019-2020 Student Government Executive Board. Photo courtesy of Student Government

SGC President, Katy Buckley and SGC Vice President, Maddie Gear both agree that the advisers are doing a great job and they both are clearly hard working people. They said that both advisers have done so much for the council already due to their great energy.

With it being their senior year, Buckley and Gear would like to leave a mark on the council such as growing in numbers and becoming more organized.

Buckley said, “I want to make student council the place to be at Rockland High.”

One thing that Mrs. Bartoloni has done is to include the middle school student government members in one high school activity a month.  The first one was the fundraising activities and the walk to support breast cancer awareness.

The RHS and RMS fundraisers for breast cancer took place the last two weeks of September and raised a record of $5,750 for the American Cancer Society.

On Sept. 29, 150 students from the high school and middle school went into Boston for the Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

The next big event for the student government will be Project Pumpkin which is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m at RHS.

Miss Mac and Mr. Rowe at Friday’s pep rally, making sure things run smoothly.
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