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Arts on the Hilltop Take Center Stage

The Pendulum Receives First-Class Ranking From REALM

The 2023 edition of “The Pendulum,” St. Luke’s Upper School literary and arts magazine, received the REALM First Class rank from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
REALM—Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines—is designed to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines that celebrate the art and craft of writing and is on a mission to publicly recognize excellent literary magazines produced by students with the support of their teachers.
The Pendulum 2023 was led by editors Josephine DeMarco '23 and Jacqueline Cecil '24, with guidance from Faculty Advisor for Literature, Dr. Marta Napiorkowska, and Faculty Advisor for Art, Jeorge Yankura.
“What a super result and hard-earned prize,” Napiorkowska said of the rank. “I am so proud of Jackie’s leadership and the efforts our students put in to publish this magazine.”

St. Luke’s Theater Company Navigates ADHD in Production of “Distracted”

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The St. Luke’s Theater Company put on a production of “Distracted” by Lisa Loomer on Jan. 19 and 20. The show is about navigating the trials and tribulations of ADHD in children. The Advanced Acting class shared a controversial topic with grace, wit, and compassion. A Q&A followed the Friday night performance, where the cast shared how they prepared for multiple roles. Hannah Johnson '24, who portrayed two characters, modeled an understanding doctor after her personal experiences with learning specialists and a disgruntled third grade teacher after a combination of educators over the years. 
"SLTC has always felt like a family to me because of its intimacy,” Johnson said. “We, the ensemble, trust each other enough to tackle the difficult subjects we choose to perform. I am really going to miss acting with them when I graduate this June."
See photos from the production.

Winter Choir Concert Highlights Teamwork, Musicianship, and Pure Joy

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On Jan. 11, St. Luke’s Upper and Middle School choir students gathered onstage in the Sledin Performing Arts Center for the Winter Choir Concert.

“Teamwork, musicianship, and pure joy were displayed by our choir students at this year's Winter Choral Concert,”  said Choir Director Beth Woelflein. “Grades five through twelve performed songs from ‘Pure Imagination’ to ‘Livin' On A Prayer’ to ‘Sisi Ni Moja.’ Watching the various ensembles was delightful; each brought a unique flair to the stage. Students could appreciate each group's hard work while seeing the evolution of choirs from Middle through Upper School. What a powerful gift!”

See photos from the concert here.

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