Sarah Nalty, of Glenelg, has had a fantastic summer. She went to France for 10 days with the Peabody Children's Chorus Cantate ensemble. The Cantate ensemble, for children ages 12 to 18, visited Paris, Tours and Caen.
Highlights of the trip were performing in Normandy at the American Memorial on July 4th and singing Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Nalty's favorite part of the trip was visiting the Louvre in Paris. She has been singing with the Peabody Children's Chorus for four years.
In addition to her trip to France, Nalty performed in Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts's production of "Les Miserables" at Toby's Dinner Theatre. The performances were Aug. 7 and 8 at the theater. She was part of the Junior Professional Theatre program, which is an audition-based program for students in grades five through nine. She had a great time performing with her friends onstage.
Nalty said, "At CCTA, we did the school edition of Les Miserables, which is a slightly abridged version of the show. We used the same props that they used in Toby's version. The only thing we changed was the barricade set because their set was too dangerous for us to use."
Nalty is an incoming freshman at Glenelg High School who has been chosen to be a member of the Glenelg High School Madrigal Singers. She was one of only two freshmen to pass the auditions and be accepted into the choir. She is very excited to sing with the choir and to start high school this fall.
The Glenelg High School community welcomes Yvonne Jackson as assistant principal. Jackson previously worked at Wilde Lake High School. During fair week she could be found introducing herself and meeting students and parents at the Glenelg Boosters French fry stand and the Glenelg Marching Unit's fried dough stand. She was diplomatic, and enjoyed both the French fries and the fried dough.
Glenelg High School will hold orientation for freshmen and new students on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. Back to School night at Glenelg has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Sixth grade and new student orientation at Glenwood Middle School will be Friday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m. At Folly Quarter Middle School sixth grade and new student orientation will be Thursday, Aug. 22, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church on Burntwoods Road is collecting books, puzzles, and audio and video materials for its annual book and media sale. The sale will be Sept. 12 to 14, and donated items are welcome. There is a box on the porch that you can drop donations in at any time. All the proceeds from the sale benefit the church's outreach programs.