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The Fine Arts Department of Galena Park Independent School District includes the areas of art, dance, music, and theater. Also included are speech, debate & journalism, cheerleading, drill teams, fund-raising, district travel and booster organizations.
NSSH Theatre Advances in UIL One-Act Play Contest
North Shore Sr. High School Theatre has advanced to the UIL One-Act Play Area Contest to be held on Friday, April 8th at San Jacinto College Central Campus' Slocomb Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building (8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX, 77505). NSSHS will perform at 5 PM and cost of admission is $10.
North Shore advanced to the Area competition by way of their outstanding performance of Pearl Cleage's play Blues for an Alabama Sky at the UIL Bi-District contest held on April 2nd at Dickinson High School where they competed along with Clear Creek, Deer Park, Dickinson, Friendswood, and La Porte high schools in hopes of advancing to the UIL Area meet. In addition to being selected "Advancing Play", North Shore earned All-Star Cast recognition and Asia Allen earned Best Actress honors.
Congratulations to the North Shore Sr. High School Theatre Department and their directors Veronica Stell, Vaughn Belcher and Fernando Albarran on advancing to the UIL One-Act Play Area competition.
NSSH's D-Verse Dance Crew Earns Top Honors
North Shore Sr. High School's D-Verse Dance Crew was named National Grand Champion at the HTE Dance Nationals Competition this past weekend in San Antonio. This is their third time winning this title (2013, 2014, and 2016). In addition to being named National Grand Champion, they won the prestigious Super Sweepstakes award by earning a score of 95 or higher on all three of their performances. D-Verse also received awards for presentation, technique, precision and entertainment. Their Novelty routine won 1st place overall in the boys crew division. Congratulations to North Shore's D-Verse Dance Crew and their director Audra Taylor.
GPHS Student Selected to Summer Music Program
Galena Park High School's Salvador Flores has been selected to participate in the prestigious and world-renowned Interlochen Summer Music Program. Interlochen, located in northwest Michigan, offers a wide range of summer programs for students in grades 3-12. Programs offered the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp include music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance and attract some of the world’s most talented students, teachers and guest artists. Salvador, who was selected to first chair in the Texas 5A All-State Symphonic Band for the past two years (2015 and 2016), qualified for the camp by placing 2nd overall among all saxophone candidates who auditioned and earned a $4,000 scholarship to help cover the $8,000 camp fee. Congratulations to Salvador Flores and his band directors Jessica Meng and Clayton Jasper on the distinction of being Galena Park ISD's first student ever selected to the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp.
Fine Arts Notes, April Edition