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A night of fine arts

March 21, 2014
Bryce Berginski - Tribune Reporter , Pierce County Tribune

Music and drama took center stage Tuesday evening at the Tilman Hovland Auditorium, and juniors Zach Miller and Emily Stier were in the thick of it.

Miller and Stier sang a duet and performed (for the second time) their humorous duo for speech. Then Miller played in a saxophone trio, and Stier performed a vocal solo.

Members of the band, choir and speech teams performed various pieces. Acting as masters of ceremonies were Nigel Hageness, Chris Hamilton and Brad Heidlebaugh, who were cast members of the one-act play ensemble.

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On display in the Rugby High School commons area were samples of artwork produced by RHS students and their teacher, Stephanie Skeen. Some of the art work was sold at auction to raise money for a student trip in late May.
Photo by Bryce Berginski/PCT

Also on display was artwork produced by students in Stephanie Skeen's art classes. Some of Skeen's artwork was put up for auction that night.

The event was a fundraiser for 43 students (grades 9-12) attending an arts trip in Minneapolis, Minn., in late May. Event organizers confirmed that a big portion of the funds needed for the trip were raised during Tuesday's event.

"Some parents mentioned that they would love to be able see their students perform," said Tammy Kruger, RHS librarian and an organizer of the event. "It was a really cool opportunity to be able to show off our kids' performance."

Kyle Vareberg, another event organizer, said, "I would love to say we're going to do it again next year, but it all depends on where we're at. Now that we've done it once, it should just get easier."

If it does happen again in the future, one of the things Vareberg said could've been done better is advertising more.



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