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Eagles In Kilts!

George Washington High School’s drama department has been selected to perform in the world’s largest arts festival in Scotland, and they’re going to asking for your help. Let’s take a look at the first announcement of what’s going on.

Here’s the word from GW’s Drama Teacher & Director Dana Tickle:

The George Washington High School Drama Department under the direction of Dana Higginbotham Tickle has been selected to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest and most prestigious arts festival, as part of the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF). Each August, Edinburgh, Scotland, becomes the most magical and exciting place on earth as performing artists from all over the world to take part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The whole city becomes a stage, and visitors can view performances everywhere from playgrounds to conference rooms, from city parks to churches. The Fringe Festival includes over 2,000 different performances of music, theatre, dance, and comedy during its three-week run. George Washington High School’s performance will be showcased at the AHSTF venue in Edinburgh the week of July 31, 2017.

George Washington High School, recognized for its entertaining and innovative productions, was selected by the AHSTF Board of Advisors, made up of college theatre professionals, to represent the countries as part of the 2017 AHSTF program. The Board reviews all completed applications and identifies the top high schools based on their most recent bodies of work, awards, community involvement, philosophies, and recommendations.

While in Scotland, AHSTF’s professional Technical Team ensures that the company’s lighting, sound, and property needs are addressed. WorldStrides, the nation’s oldest and largest student travel company, will be planning the travel arrangements for each high school group.

George Washington High School drama students, their parents, and teachers are heavily involved in fundraising activities to finance their two-week adventure to Scotland and England. The cost per student is $6500 to provide them with a once in a lifetime experience. Contributions and donations are welcome and more information is available from Dana Higginbotham Tickle , George Washington High School Drama Director at 540-420-8054.

SouthsideCentral looks forward to helping the students reach their goal, and we’ll be pushing out their fundraiser events on all of our social media channels. Let’s get the Eagles into their Kilts!

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