Join Cary Academy's Fine and Performing Arts as it celebrates 20 years of theater and performance with MusiCAl!
Using a revue format, this collection of song and dance highlights memorable moments from productions throughout the school's first 20 years.
Performances at 7PM on Friday, Feb. 10, will feature current students from sixth through twelfth grades. These same students will be joined by CA alumni for the final performances on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30PM and Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2PM.Purchase tickets here!
On Dec. 20, Kelsey Nix ('07) spoke to the Upper School's Re-imaging Classic Literature classes, as well as a number of the American Lit classes.
Nix has a B.A. in art history and cinematography from the University of Virginia. After graduating UVA, she worked as a scenic painter for film and theater, as well as working for several film production companies in Los Angeles. She reviewed screenplays and edited dailies for Ben Stiller's Red Hour production company and worked as a production coordinator on Joss Whedon's film In Your Eyes.
She completed her MFA in sequential art at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Sequential art MFA's often work in comics and graphic novels as writers, artists and editors, or in film in animation as concept and storyboard artists.
CA is pitching in to help hard-hit Robeson County and the town of Lumberton. That area continues to see the level of devastation grow after Hurricane Matthew and greatly needs CA's help. With the Lumber River continuing to rise, the levee already breached, the entire area is without power, water and the grocery store shelves are bare.
CA is collecting bottled water (both individual and gallon size) along with any canned goods to deliver to Lumberton on Saturday, Oct. 15, by CA employees. CA can guarantee these supplies are going directly to the neighborhoods being affected through personal contacts in Lumberton.
Donation drop offs are available in the Middle School, Upper School at any time and at the Campus Store (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) every day this week. Students will be in front of the US and MS to take donations in both morning and afternoon - Wed-Fri. Before the truck pulls out on Saturday morning, an additional drop off will be available from 9-10:15 a.m. in front of the US.
Donations also will be collected at the tailgate this Friday, Oct. 14.
Former CA cross country and track star Sarah Hamon ('14) has been selected to the US Junior Mountain Running Team that will compete at the World Championships in Bulgaria in September.
Hamon runs cross country and track for UNC-Wilmington and has a 5K cross country PR of 17:58. She was all state in cross country while at CA and was voted MVP of her college team in 2015.
The holidays proved a festive time for Cary Academy alumni.
During Homecoming on Dec. 19, more than 100 alums signed into the annual Hospitality Room. "We had alums represented from the class of 2000 right up to the class of 2015," said Alumni Coordinator Kathleen Mason ('00). "All the alums, plus significant others, kids and teachers made for a great celebration."
On Dec. 26, the Class of 2010 had its five-year reunion at the Raleigh Beer Garden in downtown Raleigh.
Also on the day after Christmas, the annual Older Alumni event took place at Fortnight Brewing Co. in Cary. "We had alums come from all over the world," said Mason. "It was a great turn out, and we hope to keep the trend going."