One Last First PlayPosted by by Sierra Lawson on 12/5/2017
Won’t you try a glass of our wine before we start up?” said Diamond Brown as Aunt Abby, in the fall play of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Little do her guests know, the wine contains poison. Aunt Abby and Aunt Martha are two main characters played by both Brown and junior Emily Gregory. Another character is this ensemble cast is Haley Meeks. She plays the Elaine Harper who is the protagonist’s fiancee. The protagonist, Mortimer Brewster, is portrayed by Matthew Plumb.
“Arsenic and Old Lace” is about two women who believe they’re helping these old fellows who were lonely in the world, but they were in fact not helping them. Recently, the EHS Drama Club put on a performance of the play. These two seniors, Haley Meeks and Diamond Brown, are involved in their first play of their last year of high school.
Haley said, “This experience was a long process, but it was also a gratifying experience.”
Haley took Drama 1 freshman year, she remembers watching ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ in that class. Mrs. Christian told Haley and Abbey Sears, who was the Stage Manager for the play, that she wanted to do this play again before she retired.
“Some of the cast members in this play I have been friends with and some of them I didn’t know, so it was very exciting to be able to get to meet new people and to work with them,” Haley said.
Diamond said, “Getting a lead role in this play was very exciting. I felt bad because a lot of my friends wanted a part and they didn’t get it. I soon became excited and grateful to be ap art of this.”
Many hours were spent rehearsing and doing set. The cast and crew who put the set together and all worked together to make everything run smoothly spent hours day after day to make sure everything would be ready for show night.
“Working with everyone was like home. The new people adapted really fast and made everything work smoothly. Being able to connect and act with my family again felt refreshing,” Diamond said looking back on the play.
Everyone who helped or had a part in this play were like family. All that helped wanted to be there and put as much effort as they could into this play.
“I was super excited to see the list of shows and to see that this was on it,” Haley said.
Senior Macy Taylor Signs with Truman State University for SoftballPosted by Jazzman Pearson on 12/5/2017
Senior Macy Taylor stars as number 2 on the field but is number 1 in many hearts as she finishes her last year here at Elyria high school heading on to future success with her softball career.
Macy was only 8 years old when she first began her passion for sports but fell in love with softball. Macy said, “When I was younger I played a lot of sports but I always found myself happiest when I was playing softball!”
Macy not only wants to set a good example but she is definitely a team player on the field, along with setting goals and accomplishing more than she ever imagined.
According to her coaches and teachers they've had nothing but positive and uplifting things to say about her. Her former teacher/ coach Mr. Wallace says she's a “natural leader by example” and she's always been “responsible, reliable and full of integrity.”
She’s not only a strong athlete, but has a strong academic acumen. Macy has even been given a full ride to Truman State University in Missouri, where she plans to major in Exercise Science for pre-athletic training.
Macy was asked her feelings on moving so far away from home, leaving her little brother Nate, mother Nikki and father Dan. Macy said, “Yes, I'm excited to play softball for Truman. I'm a little nervous just because it's so far but I'm excited to move far to start a new chapter in life.”
Macy has been on top and has been noted the very best and most responsible through her senior year, “she’s definitely a dream to be apart of,“ Mr. Wallace said.
Macy’s peers admire her hard work and congratulate her on her signing and wish her nothing but the best for her future.