The Board of Education (BOE) of Calvert County Public Schools issued a resolution in honor of the Patuxent High School Harlequins to recognize their state championship at the 2019 Maryland Thespian Festival for their production of the first act of Becky’s New Car, by Stephen Dietz.
Directed by Allen Price and student director Destiny Cusic, the Harlequins have established and maintained a consistent standard of excellence in the field of theater arts. They will represent Maryland at the 2019 International Thespian Festival held in Lincoln, Nebraska in June.
Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “The Harlequins of Patuxent High represent the heart and passion for the arts found here in CCPS. Now they represent the state.”
“I am extremely proud of these students,” said Mr. Price. “They took on a difficult challenge and succeeded at the highest level. They had less rehearsal time than previous groups because of the advanced rehearsal process for the spring musical, concerts for their performing arts classes and obligations for their AP courses. Yet they didn’t flinch when we had to have rehearsals starting at 6PM to avoid other conflicts. I couldn’t ask for a more dedicated group.”
The Patuxent Harlequins are: Selia Bizzarro, Haley Cashman, Destiny Cusic, Kiera Gallagher, Jesse Kern, Ambrea Murphy, Brenna Murray, Jenny O’Connor, Mitchell Richman, Maddie Rohde, Seth Turner and Morgen Weir.