Coupler Gazette, Newark, N.Y. 14513 Friday, June 8. 2007 Page 13 i n Members of the cast and crew and others who helped with “Children o f Eden.” Kyle Clark, 13- WHAM television reporter who was Master o f Ceremonies, is in the front row at the far right. Elenbe Awards presented May 24 Eleven Elenbe awards related to the 2006-07 New ark High School productions of Greater Tuna and Children o f Eden were presented at the Wayne Coun ty Performing Arts Celebration May 24. Elenbes are given out each spring at NHS to stu dents and directors involved in musical and dramatic productions in 11 Wayne County schools. The winning categories for Newark were: • Best supporting actress in a drama-. NHS junior Claire Walton for her role in Greater Tuna. • Best supporting actress in a musical: Claire Walton for her role in Children o f Eden, • Best supporting actor in a drama: senior Mike Chase for his role in Greater Tuna. • Best Actress in a musical: senior Susannah Haila gan for her role in Children o f Eden. Best Actor in a drama: sophomore Chris Martin for his role in Greater Tuna. • Best Actor in a musical: junior Scooter Rosenthal for his role in Children of Eden. • Runner-up for best dramatic production: Greater Tuna, directed by Steve Duprey. • Winner o f the best musical production: Chil dren of Eden, also directed by Duprey. • Best Orchestra: The NHS Pit Orchestra, directed by Dave Schwind, in Children of Eden. • Outstanding support crew: Newark for Children of Eden. • Best original poster: senior Lauren Cole for Chil dren of Eden. W hen asked how h e felt about Newark winning 11 of thT 2 6 ~ Eferib!' aftSPds' 'this year related ttT perfor mances he directed, Duprey said he was quite over whelmed. And this comes on the heels of Newark last year winning five Elehbe awards, including best musical production for Pippin and runner-up for best dramatic performance for Our Town. Duprey, who also directs DeSales High Schbol shows and the Geneva Theatre Guild summer shows, in addition to teaching communication courses' at Fin ger Lakes Community College's satellites in Newark and Geneva, directed bdth shows. “We set very high standards for our performances,\ Duprey said. “I ask the kids to walk on with a profes sional attitude. The dedication to the program on the part of these kids allowed them to put on two great shows. I’m very pleased. I’d also like to say in all my years of working in Newark, I’ve never seen so many people pull together to sew costumes, build sets, make props arid do Whatever needed to get done, he contin ued. It was art extraordinary effort on the part of so many people.” The founder of the V/ayne County Performing Arts Awards Celebration program (The Elenbes), Robert Christmann, who is now superintendent of the Grand Island school district, was given a Lifetime Achievement award and a special Elenbe award. He could riot attend the awarcjs ceremony but expressed heartfelt apprecia tion and thanks in sentiments that his wife, Karen, read in his abseiice. Canalway Trails Celebration in NY Newark’s Erie Canal heritage was highlighted last Saturday a t T, Spenc er Knight Park, when sev eral events were held In conjunction with the first annual Canalway Trails Celebration. Adding to the en joyment was a one- liour performance kjf Tjhe Newark Senior High Jazz Ensemble, under the direicfipii of David Schwind. (John Zomow photo) Bird watchers armed with binoculars organized with Wesley Utter to walk the canal trail between North Main and Edgett St. Area Boy Scouts from Troop 138 served u p homemade chili. A member p f the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society gave a running narrative of Newark-Arcadia’s rich canal history. Newark is the o n ly village in Wayne County that o w es its entire existence to the building of the Erie Canal. T h a H u m a n s o f W a y n s Winter Hour* begin • November 2,200$. Tuft., Wed'. & Fri. 10 am-4:30 pm Thurs. 10 am-6:00pm Saturday 10am-4:oO pm Closed Sun. & Mon. 315-946-3389 B R A I N I N J U R Y G R O U P ‘‘Keeping hopealive fat persons with Brain Injury\ 165 East Union St., Newark For more information call Jim and Carole Vermeulen 315-483-4672 NHS students in the Spotlight (Photo) Kathleen Palmer, Molly Dulmage, Courtney Pieters, Cassi D’Aprile, Tricia Santelli; not in photo: Caitlin Erie, Brittanie Miller, Kayleigh O ’Connor, Angelica Stanley Business, Cosmetology, and Family and Consumer Science Departments at Newark High School recognized their students for the student spotlight. The criteria for the recognition is a student who tries their best, is respectful of teachers and classmates, is willing !u help out if needed, is an all around nice kid and often times goes unnoticed. K i d d i e D a y P a r a d e r e s u l t s a n n o u n c e d Newark Kiddie Day Parade winners POWER DRIVEN FLOATS; Alice In wonderland - Emily spry Years ago Christmann had an idea to create a pro gram to recognize the tremendous dramatic and musi cal talent among students and staff in the 11 Wayne County Schools. What started as a few awards, ex panded to include other categories to recognize the • achievements of even more students. Christmann said: “There is so much talent among our Wayne County students that we would have been negligent not to have found a way to recognize it. Probably one of the greatest tributes to the Wayne Coiinty Performing Arts Awards Celebration is the number of actors and actresses who attend. This friend ly competition has lifted the quality of all programs and for that, every parent, staff member and per former can be both grateful and proud. We believe that their future in acting is very bright and hope that each pursues his or her dream of being on the stage. Thanks also must be given to Bob Schick, CEO of the Lyons National Bank, which has funded this program in its entirety since the first year. Bob's personal interest in keeping the arts alive has led to his commitment to this pro gram. The very name of our award, the Elenbe, finds its source in the LNB letters representing the Lyons N a tio n a l Bank.\ Other Elenbe awards winners: Grade Watkins, of Red Creek won runner-up for best supporting actress in a drama Jennifer Harrison, of Gananda, won runner-up for best supporting actress in a musical. Dan Parsnow, of Red Creek, won best supporting actor in a drama. Brett Gunio, of Gananda, won best supporting actor in a musical. Dylan Frey, of North Rose Wolcott, won funner-up for best supporting actor in a musical. Jamie Hicks, of Red Creek, won best actress in a drama. Symone Sylvester, of Sodus, won runher-up for best actress in a drama. Marisa Santlllo, of North Rose-Wol cott,, w on runner-up for best actress in a musical. March Younglove of Red Creek won best actor in a drama. Brendon Kimball of Sodus won runner-up for best actor in a dramatic production. Gananda High School won a new award for out standing dance ensemble in a Musical. Lindsay Wheeler, of Marion, won featured perform er for an actress. Ben Miller, ol Sodus, and Greg Mad- dock, of Lyons, tied for the featured performer roles for an actor. Unlike the past 10 years when 13-WHAM TV Anchor Don Alhart served a s master of ceremonies, WHAM TV reporter Kyle Clark, a Lyons native and himself an Elenbe runner-up award winner in 2000 (best supporting actor in a musical), served as emcee. Alhart was unable to attend, but Clark capably filled in, peppering awards announcements with witty remarks that brought laughter and applause from the audience. Lyons National Bank President Robert Schick and David Schwind, Newark school district music supervisor and NHS instrumental music teacher, presented the awards. Judges are members of the Wayne County Council For the Arts who attend every performance. Flower Child - Jenna Duffy Octopus - Brenda Prinzi PATRIOTIC THEME: Cinderella - Amelia Henson The Flintstones - Alanie Crespo, Jace Fredricksen, Addison Leasor Pooh's Birthday Party - McKinley & Mikalya Miller HAND DRAWN FLOATS: Dukes of Hazzard - Alex & Gabriel Caraballo, Devi- na Bueg; Micro Farm - Aji & Abby BOOK CHARACTERS: Laura Ingalls - Sami Cepula Barbie Fairy “Topia\ - Veronica Swann Capt. Hook - Eric Blodgett Johnny Appleseed - Nick Cepula BEST BOYS COSTUME; G.I Joe - Cameron Swann Football Player - Isaiah Lyon G.I. Joe - Josh Rice Cowboy - Noah Lyon Fireman - Jake Miller Tool Man - Alex Miller BEST GIRLS COSTUME: Geisha Girl - Andrea Hoe Doctor - Jillian Blodgett Ballerina - Lindsay Whiting Masquerade Princess - Emma Whiting Red, White & Blue Bike - Haleigh Casler; U.S. Army - Bailey McCormick. Red, White & Blue Bike Stu Blodgett TV & MOVIE THEME: Mr. Wiggles - Lucas I.yon Charlie Brown - Ben Cepulo Hannah Montana - Ariel Swann American Idol Ashley Farley THEME OF THE FUTURE: Fairy Princess - Chantel McCrea. Diva Makaila Taft MISCELLANEOUS Clown - Elijah Malach. Butterflies - Sara & Rachel George; USA Cheerleader - Francesca Clements K e l l e y S c h o o l g i r l s h a v e b a k e s a l e t o h e l p t h e R e d C r o s s First, it was five lifth grade girls from Kelley Inter mediate School that held a bake sale in Feb ruary to benefit a family whod lost their home in a fire. In April, three girls from Katy Bracy’s class, fourth graders Jenelle Keller, Breanna Lawrence and Ciera Lancaster held a bake sale to raise funds for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Pictured with Jim Love, executive director of the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross, are fourth graders Jenelle Keller, Ciera Lancaster and Breanna Lawrence. They wanted to do something to give back to the community, Bracy explained after Jim Love came pick up the $75 raised during the two-day event in April. After talking it over with their teacher and Principal Chris Mizro. if was decided that having a bake sale and giving the proceeds to the Red’ Gross was a good idea. The girls got the word out to their peers and staff at Kelley via the schools televised morning show, KSK News, After that, the girls and other family members arid Bracy baked1 cupcakes, brownies, cookies and oth er treats to sell outside of their classroom to staff and students each of the two mornings before school. And to their delight, they sold enough to raise $75. When Love picked up the money May 31, he said it would be used to help provide emergency food, cloth ing, or shelter. He praised the students for their caring initiative and said actions such as theirs by school chil dren throughout the nation would help insure the Red Cross has sufficient funds for disaster relief. Three win Video Festival awards Video awards were recently piovnted to three Newark High School students. FLTV Channel 12 and FI CC sp<>M«oi the Festival A second place award in the Sports and Fntcrtain ment category was presented m Sidney Pmitt md Mi chael Wildey for theit pice entitiled Doors First place in the Mmi mg News category was pre sented to Michael Wildev mid Brandon Prinzi Teddy Bear Tea in June, Perkins Park All are welcome to come to the Teddy Bear Tea on Tuesday, June 12, from 10 to noon in Perkins Park on Lillie St in Newark. A storyteller from the Newark Library roll he there to tell about Teddy Bears. Prizes and snacks for all the children C ome lain or shine! Sponsored fay the Local Farit; Intervention Coor dinating Council Robots Rule! Explore the fascinating world of robotics as the Ro chester Museum & Science Center s Family Friday programs begin Julv 6 from 11 to 4 with Robots Rule'\ Have fun experimenting with engineering and tech nology as you build pneumatic or hydraulic arms and construct your own robot from spare parts. Build and run LEGO Mindstorms robots' See a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League corripetition table, and watch a LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot in ac tion. Meet local competitors from the junior FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Robotics Sec real competi tion robots, watch video from FIRST competitions, and. team how you can get involved FIRST aspires to make science, math, engineering, and technology as cool for kids as sports are today. FIRST was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, inven tor of the Segway Human Transporter. FIRST operates the Robotics Competition in which teams of high school students design, assemble, and test a robot capable of performing a specified task in competition with other teams. There is a FIRST LEGO League for children ages 9 to 14.