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Lion King Rehersal

Lion King Rehearsal

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By Katie May

Paoli Jr. Sr. High School drama club is putting on the original Disney Lion King Junior performance. Their first performance will be held this Thursday, December 30. Drama club has been practicing since the beginning of October to make this play a memorable experience for all of the audience.

Colorful Rams

The PHS art department is painting concrete rams again this year to help pay for some of the art supplies. This will be the fourth time the art students paint the rams. Local businesses such as Walmart and Wendy’s have these special rams sitting at the entrance for all to see when they walk in.
“The challenge of painting what the person wants onto the ram is difficult because of how the ram is made,” said sophomore Madison Robertson.
This year, the program will be painting 18 rams, each costing $100 for the customer. One ram is for Tom Willett of Hoosier Hardware in Paoli. Sophomore Parker Sullivan will be painting it purple and gold.
“I like that these rams will be in the community for people to see what students at PHS are doing, and it supports the rams,” said Sullivan.

Story by Kinley Block

Pride of Paoli Thanksgiving Trip

The Pride Of Paoli marching band members, staff and parents will be taking a trip to Philadelphia and New York City this Thanksgiving. The band usually takes trips roughly every four years.

This year the group will be traveling by bus to their destination and will be staying for six days. The band will be marching in “The 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Then, they’ll head off to New York City. Anyone wanting to go on the trip has to pay $700. Students had fundraising opportunities to pay off the trip.

Anyone going will get the chance to explore and have free time to see some things of their choosing. They will also get the chance to go see a Broadway show. This trip gives band members and parents an opportunity to see different places in the world. Overall, the trip will have many opportunities for the students and could influence their future, due to what they will experience and explore outside of Indiana.


Story by Angie Ceja

POP Trash Bag Fundraiser

The Pride of Paoli Band has big aspirations for this coming year. This past month, they have been selling trash bags to raise money for a special trip this fall. Their hope is to play in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this coming Thanksgiving.

Not only are they raising money for New York, but also a potential trip to Philadelphia as well as purchasing new uniforms.

“That is a very large expense and needs to be met without overextending our fall budget,” said Band Director Bill Laughlin.

The fall budget helps expenses such as travel, food, and staff.

Usually the band raises about seven to ten thousand dollars through the trash bag fundraiser as the first project they do. Each band member roughly sells 100 boxes of trash bags. The second project is hosting the Band Invitational every year here at Paoli.

The fundraiser will end February 3 so get your trash bags while you can!

Story by Maggie Vincent

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