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POP Celebrates Marching Band Season

On November 6, the Pride of Paoli marching band had their end-of-year banquet. At this event, each band member brought food for a big meal and discussed the highlights of the season. A slideshow of pictures from the season was playing in the background. Trophies from last year’s band season were also up for auction, open to any student or adult who wanted them.

The band banquet was a rousing success, in my opinion. Everyone seemed to have a good time, and it was nice to see everyone come together to enjoy a meal after a successful season,” said band director Ben Werne.


Story by Michael Hannon

Chili Dinner and Basketball Scrimmage Wednesday

The boys basketball program will have their intersquad scrimmages this Wednesday, November 14. Each game will take place in the main gymnasium at the high school.

The fifth and sixth grade game will start at 5 p.m. with the seventh and eighth grade game to follow at 6 p.m. The freshman and junior varsity game will start at approximately 7 p.m. with the junior varsity and varsity game starting at 8 p.m.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a chili dinner hosted by the basketball program. The cost will be $5.00. Admission to the scrimmages will be a monetary donation, and all of the proceeds from the admission and the chili dinner will go to the family of freshman Bladen Patton.

Come to the dinner and scrimmages on Wednesday and support a Ram family.


Story by Sara Kesterson

“30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play” to be Performed November 15, 16, 17

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For the last couple of weeks, the PHS drama department has been rehearsing scenes and perfecting their lines for the fall play. This year’s play is called 30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play. It  will be performed November 15, 16 and 17.

In recent years, they have put on a musical in the fall and a play in the spring. Due to schedule conflicts this year, they are performing two plays in the fall and a musical in the spring. Along with that change, this play is also different from previous ones. Because there are so many roles in the play, many actors have to double up on parts, which is new to some actors.

“Most people will be on stage the entire time. That takes a different kind of stamina and focus than a traditional script structure. Each actor plays various roles, so that is different from what we usually do as well,” said drama director Maria Wishart.

There are 19 people in the cast of 30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play but approximately 30 total people involved with the production this year. In this play, the characters explain to the audience why not to be in a high school play. Each character gives one different, humorous reason from their own personal experience.

“At first, I thought, ‘What kind of silly play have we gotten ourselves into?’ I still think it’s kind of silly, but that isn’t always bad. In this case, the play will be lots of fun for the audience if the actors play their parts well,” said drama club assistant Chris Lindley.

Their first performance for 30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play will be November 15, 16, and 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for students and $4 for adults. Come support our PHS drama department as they perform this humorous play.


Story by Angie Ceja

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