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Vandegrift Voice

The online student newspaper of Vandegrift High School

Vandegrift Voice

The online student newspaper of Vandegrift High School

Vandegrift Voice

Harshita Avirneni

Harshita Avirneni, Spotlight Editor

Harshita Avirneni is a senior and this is her third year on the Vandegrift Voice staff. She joined newspaper because she wants to pursue a career in journalism. Harshita is also involved in UIL journalism, robotics and FCCLA.

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April 17, 2020
The cast rehearses a beginning scene where Iseult gets put into the ocean.

Sailing to a new land

February 18, 2020
Sam Galyen (left) and Anthony Monte (right) speaking to the crowd before the performance began.

Debuting Dad Chair

November 12, 2019
Jenna Rigney (right) and Priscilla Leafblad (left) pose in Colorado on Sept. 20 while filming a practice video for the fall update.

A seasonal project

October 26, 2019
Devon Schaffner (Pepper) gazes into Collier’s eyes (left to right) during the comedic performance of “Does Your Mother Know?” Devon Schaffner is the son of the show’s choreographer Dion Schaffner.

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September 22, 2019
Mendoza and Schneider face off in the dramatic performance of “S.O.S.” Schneider chose to fill in for Sam during this number because it is one of her favorites and was choreographed by her.

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September 22, 2019
Vanna is surrounded by his bachelor party attendees during  “Lay All Your Love On Me.” Almost all of the bachelor party boys are actually played by girls from the ensemble because of the lack of boys in the production.

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September 22, 2019
Gavin Vanna (Sky) dips Gilbert (right to left) as they perform “Lay All Your Love On Me.” This is the first big number Vanna is in during the show and is a love song sang between the characters Sky and Sophie.

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September 22, 2019
Jeyashri Rameshbabu (Sam Carmichael), Zander Harrison (Harry Bright), Woodrom (Bill Austin) (left to right) sing “Thank You for the Music.” Along with Woodrom, Rameshbabu is also a stage manager, and the two were filling in for the missing parts in the show.

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September 22, 2019
The ensembles surrounds Mendoza as the cast performs “Money, Money, Money.” This was the first number that was taught to the cast and the first big number the ensemble is in during the show.

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September 22, 2019
Kelsey Woodrom (Ali), Gilbert and Claire Lawrence (Lisa) (left to right) strike a pose while performing “Honey, Honey.” Woodrom is actually a stage manager and was filling in for Kayla Stewart during the full run through of the show.

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September 22, 2019
Ainsley Gilbert (Sophie Sheridan) performs the opening number “I Have a Dream.” The role of Sophie is double-cast with Gilbert and Kylie Diefenthaler.

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September 22, 2019
Students line up in the dressing room to get dinner. Almost every student brough crock pots filled with food so the entire cast and crew could eat a full meal during rehearsal. Schneider named the rehearsal the “crock pot rehearsal” for that reason.

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September 22, 2019
Schneider and Schaffner talk to the cast right before dinner. The cast had already been rehearsing for two hours before this and were hoping to recharge with a 45 minute break.

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September 22, 2019
The ensemble joins leads Collier, Mendoza and Jones during the “Super Trouper” dance. They hold up a number one to go with the symbolism of the iconic line “feeling like a number one,” from the classic ABBA song.

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September 22, 2019
Director Celeste Schneider reads through her script as she writes out the blocking for future scenes. This is Schneider’s third musical at Vandegrift and has served as a vocal and acting coach for 10+ years.

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September 22, 2019
Seniors stand with choir directors Michael Zook (left) and Megan Goodman (right) on  the fine arts signing day.

One last song

May 14, 2019
Students Nicholas Scoggins and Jackson Broadhead are part of the Texas G Company , which represents the 36th infantry unit

Living history

February 14, 2019
Junior Anthony Monte poses at the Nike world headquarters in Portland on Nov. 29.

A race of a lifetime

December 8, 2018
John Paul Kinney and his fellow actors sing The Sound of Music  as the von Trapp family at the theatres production of the show on Oct. 24.

The show must go on

October 31, 2018

Love, Simon Review

March 27, 2018

The Good Doctor Review

February 23, 2018

Justice League Review

December 13, 2017

Atypical Review

October 9, 2017
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