Dulaney High students ready to perform Disney's 'High School Musical'
By Melissa Whatley
Mar 21, 2018 at 6:00 AM
East High meets Dulaney High when the Dulaney Theatre Company presents its musical, “High School Musical,” this weekend. Based on the beloved Disney movie, “High School Musical” showcases the incredible singing, dancing and acting of the talented students.
Featuring Liam Slowey, Claire Marsh, Annie Murphy, Alex Mungo, Sean Lin, Onani Banda, Anna Stein, Dailey McGeehan, Ava Askandarian, Ben Clement, Nick Lyons, Nate Najera and Marshall Gibbs, along with an ensemble cast of more than 30 other students, this is one of the largest musicals ever presented by the Dulaney Theatre Company.
There will be four performances of “High School Musical,” at 7 p.m. March 22, 23 and 24, along with a special sing-a-long matinee version at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. Tickets are $12 each and will be sold at the door.
Other Dulaney High students are gaining real-world experience by participating in the Stock Market Game Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC), a three-month-long competition where students invest a hypothetical $100,000 in the stock market and compete against students from around the country.
The financial education competition pairs members of Congress with students from their districts, and Dulaney High School was sponsored by Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who visited the CHC group on March 12 to offer advice and insight to the students about saving, investing and government.
Dulaney High has two teams in the top 15 and seven teams ranked in the top 200 out of 2,500 teams nationwide. The all-freshman team of Vinay Khosla, Kasey Choe, Emma Huynh and Lisa Liu is currently in sixth place nationally, and the all-junior team of Drew Dailey, Olivia Hunt, Emily Pritchett, Alex Whatley and Julia Whatley is in 15th place after holding the top spot for the first two weeks of the competition.
Congressman Ruppersberger commented, “I couldn’t be more impressed with how serious the students at Dulaney are taking this competition, which is a fun and exciting way to learn the importance of saving and investing. I want to congratulate all schools that are supporting this project.”
Locally, Randallstown High School is also representing the 2nd Congressional District in the CHC. The top 10 teams will be recognized at an awards reception in June in Washington, D.C.
The Dulaney High chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) met with great success at the 2018 State Leadership Conference, when it won the State FBLA Championship. At the FBLA Conference, student teams compete in nearly 50 events ranging from banking and finance to advertising to coding and programming against students from all over the state.
Dulaney fielded more than 100 competitors during the conference, which was held March 8-10 in Hunt Valley. Even more impressive is that more than 50 students qualified to compete at the National FBLA Conference, which will be held in June in Baltimore.