Performing Arts students take on the Big Apple

From Issue 3

On Thursday, November 4, thirteen students involved in the Performing Arts at Jackson Prep, Showchoir Director Mr. Mitchell McGinnis, and Director of Patriot Singers Ms. Temperance Jones traveled to New York City for an enjoyable weekend.  

On this trip, students had the opportunity to attend a Broadway workshop to receive tips about showing confidence on and off the stage. At the workshop, the dance captain from the famous Broadway musical Wicked taught students part of the dance to one of the musical’s songs, “Dancing Through Life.”  

The group also experienced going on a boat tour on the Hudson River where they learned the history of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, Wall Street, the four tallest buildings in New York, and the attack at The World Trade Center on 9/11.  

Students even went to the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building, and on the journey up, they learned about the history and construction of the building. Inside the building, an exhibit featured King Kong, the renowned action movie with a scene set at the building.

After the trip, Junior Parkman Speights said, “I enjoyed seeing Wicked and staying at Dave and Buster’s until 2:30 a.m.”  This trip was definitely one that the students will not forget.