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Raider Reader November 17th
Posted 11/27/2017 11:55AM

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On Monday, November 13, Washington Academy students, staff and community friends enjoyed an evening filled with international culture, cuisine, and music. Over a 150 guests traveled around the world visiting tables representing 15 countries. Residential students hosted guests in conversation about their homeland which included, artwork, currency, dress, and favorite foods. Students also marked visitor's WA passports with student-made stamps representative of each table visit. A few speciality foods included jerk chicken and coffee from Jamaica, hummus and naan bread from Nepal, cakes with creme from Czech Republic, and tea from China. Director of WA Residential Life Dr. Nancy Richardson addressed guests about the importance of community and being "one family."
A delicious dinner was prepared by the WA kitchen and served before the evening concluded with student musical performances. An encore violin performance from junior Yen-tang Huang was requested by guests before everyone joined in for a sing-a-long to Homeby Philip Phillips. Washington Academy National Honor Society students were in attendance waiting tables and hosting guests. It was a memorable evening filled with fun and new friendships!
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Above: Students from China enjoy tea and conversation
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Above: Junior Yen-tang Huang from Taiwan performs a violin encore
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Above: Students from Papua, Indonesia perform a traditional Indonesian song

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On Tuesday, November 14, The Applied Media class threw a birthday party for Dolores Hanson ('55). Dolores is a Washington Academy Alumna and Honorary Trustee. The students designed and made her personalized birthday cards as part of an assignment for their Applied Media class. They used the design software called Canva that they have been learning to use in class. They gave them to her at her party where they also all enjoyed pizza, cupcakes, games, and time visiting with Dolores and her sister-in-law Phillis. If you see Dolores on Saturday, November 18, (her actual birthday) wish her a happy birthday!

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Above: Dolores Hanson (in green) at her party with Applied Media students


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On Wednesday, November 15, the WA Players performed their play, Cooking Can Be Murder for the first time in front of a full house. Despite their nerves, the cast pulled together a great show! Actor Samuel Somes stated, "It was a fun night, and I am excited to have my first play as a WA Player in the books. I look forward to our next two performances on Friday and Saturday Night!"


The night was full of laughs and we couldn't have hoped for more from our opening night. We hope you can all come out and make it to one of the final two performances on Friday, November 17, or Saturday, November 18 in the Albee Richardson Building at 7:00pm. Break a leg!


-Deven Seeley , WA Player and Applied Media Student

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Above: The WA Players (from right to left: Devyn Seeley, Selena Williams, Jude Zanoni) running on Dunkin

Photo taken by Applied Media student Samuel Somes

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Above: Lighting and sound checks before the play

Photo taken by Applied Media student Samuel Somes

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Above: Miss Paige Turner (played by Gabriella Mendoza) presenting her secret ingredient

Photo taken by Applied Media student MacKenzie Preston


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