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‘Santa goes green’ at Merriwether Elementary

  • Thursday, December 26, 2013

Submitted Photo Students at Merriwether Elementary School smile for a photo.



With the help of a large number of parent volunteers, Merriwether Elementary’s annual chorus concert/play amazed all those attending.


“The students did a wonderful job capturing the spirit of the season,” Dr. Mendi Tucker, principal, said.


Students practiced and rehearsed for months in preparation for Thursday night’s performance. Through song, movement and dialogue, students reminded all how easy it is to be “green,” even during this time of year. Santa, played by Merriwether Middle School Assistant Principal Bill Smith, learned new ways to implement “green” practices at the North Pole.


This year, the play was accessible through LIVE Stream, thanks to Jim Jackson. The live stream allowed parents, grandparents and others to view the play from afar through their computer in the comfort of their own homes.


The program could not have happened without the help from numerous parent volunteers. “All the hard work paid off because the kids did a wonderful job singing, dancing, and quoting their parts,” lead director Sylvia Kulp said. “They brought tears to my eyes as I sat in front of them at the end of the performance. I am very proud of every one of them, and I know Mrs. Bowen would be too. I am so thankful for all those who helped make this another successful play.”


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