News and Announcements
Our Fine Arts programs would not be where they are today without the enormous amount of work that our Fine Arts Boosters Officers have poured into our arts programs. This year was a pivotal year for our Fine Arts boosters program. Through a collaborative spirit, our booster volunteers created many opportunities for our students to grow in a variety of workshops, clinics, and extraordinary experiences. They may never know the profound effect that they may have made on a person’s life. We thank you for the gift of time. Please know that we appreciate and value your commitment to volunteering and for this we thank you and you will be greatly missed. We want to say thank you to Stephanie Cheslock (outgoing President), Mike Calvo (outgoing Vice President), Dr. Tim Cheslock (outgoing Treasurer), and Corrie Tsiokos Graham (outgoing Secretary and past President).
It is our pleasure to announce this year’s Fine Arts Boosters Board of Directors and look forward to working with all you!
President John Rifenberg
Treasurer Nancy Juron
Secretary Eileen Caines
Member, Carey Sheffield
Member, Veronica Dozier
Member, Corrie Tsiokos Graham
Member, Nandy Harry
Member, Lauren Meyer
Announcing the 19-20 Junior Varsity Lakerettes!
Announcing the 2019-2020 Varsity Lakerettes!
Neeley Delamata (Captain)
Mariyah Dhanani (Co-Captain)
Megan Hauck (Secretary)
Haley Park (Social Media)
Annie Townsend (*Historian)
Congratulations to Shanthi Ramakrishna for earning this year’s Senior Fine Arts Award! Shanthi was nominated by members of the Fine Arts Faculty.
In the words of Ms. Hadley, "Shanthi is a gifted dancer, visual artist, and musician. Her growth and improvement in these disciplines are due to her dedication and perseverance. She is a risk taker, a leader, and a respected student not only in the fine arts but throughout the WPS community. I have always compared her to dance legend Martha Graham and told her she would end up President of the United Nations due to her kind and caring heart. She is a gift to WPS and I know all of us who were blessed to teach her will miss her. "
We appreciate Shanthi’s many efforts in making the WPS Fine Arts programs what they are today and wish her the very best in all of her endeavors.
WPS Students had the opportunity to work with Ronnie Bowman, Jr. a cast member for the touring production of Anastasia and a teaching artist with Broadway Connection.
Ronnie S. Bowman, Jr. (Ensemble, Von Rothbart). National Tour: A Chorus Line (directed by Baayork Lee). NY/Regional: West Side Story (Bernardo), 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Mitch), A Chorus Line(Richie), Kristin Chenoweth, My Love Letter to Broadway (Lunt-Fontanne Theater), Hair to Hamilton (Delacorte Theater). BFA, The Hartt School ’17.
Thank you to the Fine Arts Boosters for providing another educational and exciting opportunity for our fine arts students.