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September Scholars excel in the classroom

Twelve students have been recognized for their outstanding work in the classroom and have been named September Scholars. These students demonstrated a noteworthy performance on a test, presentation, quiz, or homework; exemplary participation and input in class discussion; superb peer leadership by assisting classmates with homework, new concepts, and so on; modeling Christian principles, or living the Providence Mission. The students recognized this month include:

PE & Health:

  • Freshman Molly Richards
  • Sophomore Ella Baldwin
  • Junior Lincoln Bottorff
  • Senior Max Beatty

Visual Arts

  • Freshman Gus Ernstberger
  • Sophomore Brianna Quintero-Moro
  • Junior Ella Money
  • Senior Cassandra Fetz

Theatre Arts

  • Freshman Stella Huber
  • Sophomore Alex LaMaster
  • Junior Lily Isler
  • Senior Caleb Heiligenberg

See below for a Q&A with some these students:

Stella Huber, freshman, Theatre I; House of Justice freshman delegate, Children’s Show: Junie B. Jones is Not A Crook, Pro-Life Club, Pinterest Club, Providence Singers

Question: What do you like about your Theatre Arts class?
Stella Huber: There are many things that I love about my theatre class, which include how close my fellow classmates and I are in participating and how we learn many concepts of acting, for instance, by playing fun games, etc.

Q: Why did you choose this class?
SH: I love to act, and I love everything theatre! I knew that this class would help me develop my acting skills, as well as surround myself around fellow actors.

Q: What have you learned in your Theatre Arts classes that you have used outside of school or in a PHS theatre production?
SH: I have learned many things in my theatre art class that I have used in rehearsal for the children’s show. One of the most prevalent is pantomime; using exaggeration, consistency, and resistance. Using pantomime is helpful because it allows me to act without using dialogue!

Alex LaMaster, sophomore, Theatre II, Musical Theatre; House of Humility, Children’s Show: Junie B. Jones is not a Crook

Question: What do you like about your Theatre Arts class?
Alex LaMaster: I’ve always liked the atmosphere of the theatre room. It’s very energetic.

Q: Why did you choose these classes?
AL: Theatre has always been a hobby of mine, and I wanted to learn more about it.

Q: What has been your favorite Theatre Arts course so far?
AL: My favorite course so far has been Theatre I, mostly due to the abundance of games in the class.

Q: What have you learned in your Theatre Arts classes that you have used outside of school or in a PHS theatre production?
AL: I’ve used communication skills that I learned in theatre in my daily life.

Lily Isler, sophomore, Musical Theatre, and Advanced Theatre Arts I; House of Courage, Fall Show: It’s Murder in the Wings, Providence Singers.

Question: What do you like about your Theatre Arts class?
Lily Isler: I like that we can be whoever we want to be. It gives you a space to express your creativity.

Q: Why did you choose these classes?
LI: I’ve loved doing theatre since I was in sixth grade. It has always been something that I’m passionate about.

Q: What has been your favorite Theatre Arts course so far?
LI: My favorite Theatre Arts course has probably been Theatre Arts II. It was a class filled with people that I’m good friends with, and we did a play that I really enjoyed.

Q: What have you learned in your Theatre Arts classes that you have used outside of school or in a PHS theatre production?
LI: It’s helped me learn how to improvise in situations where I might not know what to do.

Molly Richards, freshman, PE; House of Courage freshman delegate, Girls Soccer, Girls Basketball

Question: What do you like about your PE or Health class?
Molly Richards: I like PE because I’m able to just get some energy out, something so simple and easy, yet so important to teenagers today. I get to have some free time, play some games and have a good time with my friends

Q: What have you learned in your PE class that you have used outside of school?
MR: In PE so far, I have learned the importance of taking care of my body before and after participating in some sort of activity. I have learned how vital stretching is and how to care for my injuries.

Ella Baldwin, sophomore, Advanced Weightlifting; House of Spirit, JV Volleyball

Question: What do you like about your PE class?
Ella Baldwin: I like my Weights class because it gives me a chance to work out and get stronger and give my mind a rest from school.

Q: Why did you choose this course?
EB: I chose this class because I wanted a chance to get to do weights during school and not just with my team.

Q: What have you learned in your PE class that you have used outside of school?
EB: I’ve learned how to use new machines and workout my muscles in different ways. I am able to do them at home and work on them and keep getting higher in weights.

Lincoln Bottorff, junior, Advanced PE; House of Integrity; Boys Golf, CYO basketball

Question: What do you like about your PE class?
Lincoln Bottorff: I like being able to get out of regular classrooms and get some physical activity.

Q: Why did you choose this course?
LB: I chose this elective so I could get some activity in my day.

Q: What have you learned in your PE class that you have used outside of school?
LB: I have learned how to stay in shape outside of school.

Max Beatty, senior, Advanced P.E.; House of Integrity, Baseball, Boys Basketball

Question: What do you like about your PE class?
Maxwell Beatty: I get to hang out with my friends and do the things that I love, playing sports.

Q: Why did you choose this course?
MB: I like to play sports, and any class with Mr. Hornung is fun.

Q: What has been your favorite PE or Health course?
MB: My favorite PE class so far has been freshman PE class because the whole class had to take it and the games we played were fun.

Q: What have you learned in your PE class that you have used outside of school?
MB: One thing that I learned in PE classes that I use outside of school is some of the workouts that we learned from an app.

Brianna Quintero-Mora, sophomore, Digital Design, Ceramics; House of Faith,

Question: What do you like about your Visual Arts class?
Brianna Quintero-Mora: What I like in my visual arts class is the fun I have every class, learning and making the things I see in my mind.

Q: Why did you choose this course?
BQM: I’m more on the hands-on creativity side; also I’m not very good at acting.

Q: What has been your favorite Visual Arts course so far? 
BQM: My favorite visual arts class I have taken has to be Ceramics. I wish to go through more classes to see what truly fits me, though!

Q: What have you learned in your Visual Arts classes that you have used outside of school?
BQM: I’ve learned to see things in greater detail and see the hard work put in designing what we see daily like buildings or parks.

Ella Money, junior, Yearbook, Painting; House of Truth, Green Dot, Pinterest Club

Question: What do you like about your Visual Arts class?
Ella Money: I like visual arts classes because I like Mrs. LeBrun, and it’s always really fun.

Q: Why did you choose this class?
EM: I chose to take Yearbook and Painting because they seemed like fun electives and I wanted to be able to participate in the creation of the yearbook.

Q: What has been your favorite Visual Arts course so far?
EM: My favorite visual arts class I have taken was photography my sophomore year because I got to interact and take cool pictures with my friends around the school.

Q: What have you learned in your Visual Arts classes that you have used outside of school?
EM: I used the knowledge I was taught in photography class outside of school by knowing how to take good pictures.

Cassandra Fetz, senior, Ceramics, previous courses: Painting and Photography; House of Loyalty senior delegate, Swimming, Softball

Question: What do you like about your Visual Arts class?
Cassandra Fetz:  What I like about my visual art classes is the teachers and the relaxation of the class. Mrs. Burden is such an amazing teacher and always makes me glad to be in art at the end of my day.

Q: Why did you choose this class?
CF: I chose this course to become more advanced with my art skills. Right now I am in Ceramics learning to mold and shape clay, and I love it!

Q: What has been your favorite Visual Arts course?
CF: My favorite visual art class in the past has to be Intro to 3D Art. I enjoyed this class because it gave me more freedom to create something I liked and enjoyed making.

Q: What have you learned in your Visual Arts classes that you have used outside of school?
CF: Something I learned in my art classes that I still use daily is probably my photography lessons from Ms. LeBrun. I still use everything she taught me in that class every time I take a picture. It makes my photos look so much better.

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