Southern School Notebook: April 8

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SHS Select Chorus planning Chicago trip

Chicago is not only famous for its hot dogs, but also for a variety of museums that rival the Smithsonian. Members of the Scarborough High School Select Chorus will experience all the Windy City has to offer firsthand April 21-26, when the group will go on their annual performance tour.

The students will start off with an architectural cruise down the river, and continue with visits to the Chicago History Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, Andre Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, Shedd Aquarium, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Art Institute of Chicago, where the students hope to view “Sunday on La Grande Jatte” by Seurat, a work that inspired one of their choral pieces. The students will also attend a musical production called “Bullets Over Broadway” and a performance and workshop at the Second City.

They will be performing at The Admiral and The Breakers, both retirement communities located on the North Shore. Their repertoire ranges from ninth century chant to modern folk and musical theater selections, including works by Stephen Sondheim, Carl Steubing, Hal Hopson, Aaron Copland, Burt Bacharach, Anthony Newly, Harvey Enders and George Gershwin.

To help raise money for the trip, the Select Chorus is hosting the Opus One Big Band at 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the Winslow Homer Auditorium at Scarborough High School. The group will also be raffling off a Seadogs skybox package for 22 people for the May 15 game against Binghamton.

Tickets are $8 for high school students with an ID, $15 for adults, and $25 for two adults.

The Opus One Big Band, together for more than 20 years, includes some of the best big band musicians in Maine and will be playing favorite jazz and swing standards of the 1930s, ’40s and 50’s, as well as more recent pieces.

SoPo World Language Honor Society inducts students

Fifty-five World Language students at South Portland High School were inducted into the World Language Honor Society March 16, for a total of 78 members in the Society:

American Sign Language – Mayele Alognon, Natasha Babb, Taylor Bacheldor, Gabriela Baez, Baleigh Burns, Taylor Davis, Cheyenne Esposito, Tia Fleischman, Caitlyn Hitchcock, Allyson Hobbs, Claire Jackson, Lauren Lusardi, MacKenzie Jones, Angela Moline, Adrianna King, Krystal Nevells and Annika Savidge

French: Emma Benington, Zoe Brown, Andrew Coffin, Alicia Currie, Josie DiPhilippo, Owen Doane, Andrew Falconer, Sarah Glidden, Emma Jones, Robin Jordan, Alexander Keiter, Margaret Koukos, Bradley Mileson, Isabelle Perocier, Katheryn Perry, Ella Piper, Katherine Solomon, Ellen Stanton, Julia Stanton and Finn Zechman

Latin: Jacob Boles, Carrie Laber-Smith, Callie O’Brien, Jessica Wibby and Olivia White

Spanish: Drew Abramson, Jessica Angelova, Alisha Baerga Figueroa, Anish Baerga Figueroa, Leah Berry-Sandelin, Abigail Blyler, Andrew Bradbury, Grace Chitam, Ava Desjardins, Abby Donahue, Benjamin Donnangelo, Thao-Vy Duong, Andrew Farm, Mollie Fornwalt, Grace Goodwin, Maddie Hasson, Lydia Henderson, Ansel Hoecker, Ella Jocher, Jacob Maloney, Jordan McDuffie, Serena McKenzie, Sofia McNally, Amelia Papi, Sophia Romano, Anthony Salafia, Phonsavahn Senesombath, Farheen Shaikh, Fazil Shaikh, Molly Skeffington, Dejan Tisma, Jamie Welsh, Grace Whited, Shabnam Yazdanpanah and Gwyneth Zelmanow

South Portland student receives Amirault scholarship

The Catholic Foundation of Maine announce Cheverus High School senior Catherine Sinclair was one of three students named as recipients of the 2016 Lila Grace Sullivan Amirault Scholarships.

The Lila Grace Sullivan Amirault Scholarship Fund helps Catholic students pay for their first year of college tuition.

Sinclair, a South Portland resident, is a member of the National Honor Society and president of the Key Club at Cheverus High School. She is also a member of the Homefront Club, the Pink Ribbon Club and the Admissions Team. In addition, she has been actively involved in the Junior Achievement program, has volunteered with Special Olympics, and has mentored children at the Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Portland. She is also active in sports and spends summers as a counselor at various sports camps.

Dean’s list

Hobart College

Silas Zechman of South Portland