[UPDATE: When this article was originally published, the starting time was incorrectly listed as 6:00pm. Riverside will be starting at 7:00pm.]
You may recognize a few of the members of the band Riverside. They are Adam Lucas, Austin Scott, Will Bentley, Uriah VanDyke, Noah Lovins, and Seth Shepherd. All are members of Mrs. Linda Tieman's Chorus class at Portsmouth West High School and three members are part of The Sensational Senators marching band.
We are excited to announce, the Lauren Alaina promotional group has officially approved our very own, Riverside, as the opening act to the award winning Lauren Alaina concert! The performances take place on Saturday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the PWHS gym. Tickets are just $20.00 and parking is FREE. With the addition of the opening act, tickets will sell out fast.
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This weekend is your chance to enjoy a hilarious, laugh-out-loud, comedy about the real secrets to success in the business world. Under the direction of Linda Tieman, the Portsmouth West High School Musical Theatre Department Presents, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Technical direction by Gary Tieman and set construction provided by Ed Ingles. The performance is at Shawnee State University’s Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on May 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m. and May 14 at 2:00 p.m. For ticket information, contact the McKinley Box Office at 740-351-3600 or online at www.vrcfa.com
Pictures by Danette Colley, provided below, give a sneak peek at some of what you can expect to learn about how to succeed in business, without really trying. We hope you enjoy!
Be sure to read the HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING manual.
Start at the bottom of the career ladder and work your way up.
Schmooze the right people.
Find a good woman to date.
Make sure you let the boss see you "working late".
Beauty and "brains" certainly don't hurt.
Be a team player or you may fall back down the ladder.
The Portsmouth West High School Musical Theatre Department presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying May 12, 13, & 14 at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. Tickets are on sale now at the McKinley Box Office by calling 740-351-3600 or at vrcfa.com
Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man" and "The Company Way."
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.
This hilarious comedy is one that will have you smiling and singing along from start to finish.
On March 17, Emily Taylor signed her letter of intent to play soccer for Shawnee State University. This honor was accomplished after 15 years of playing soccer. She is the first female player from PWHS to play soccer at a collegiate level.
With her father’s encouragement, Taylor began playing at age three with the local little league team. Some years he was proud to be her team's coach. While on the field, Taylor has worked hard. Mostly, she has played striker, but she can be a very versatile player. Girls varsity soccer coach Gibbs would appreciate her team spirit and willingness to be a leader. She is also a dedicated student taking both AP and Dual Enrollment courses at SSU and is a member of Beta Club and Honors Club.
“She’s an excellent student and is committed to both her academics and athletics,” said her Dual Enrollment Computer Applications teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. “She always gives 100% and we are excited about her future.”
Article and Photos by Kristie Copley
Young adult author Mindy McGinnis spoke to middle and high school students at Portsmouth West Monday, March 20. McGinnis started the day speaking to each grade level at the middle school, while she finished the day presenting at the high school. McGinnis’ message to students included discussion of her own forms of inspiration for writing and how her initial attempts at writing were not failed attempts but practice that made her a stronger writer. An Ohio native, McGinnis also discussed growing up in a small town, something to which all students were able to relate. Senior Destiny Layne stated, “She [McGinnis] made it easier to picture people like us being authors.”
No stranger to awards and praise, McGinnis’ debut novel, Not a Drop to Drink, has been optioned for film by Fickle Fish Films, while A Madness So Discreet won the 2016 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult novel. Her most recently published novel, The Female of the Species, was given a Starred Review by School Library Journal in addition to the novel’s other honors such as The Kirkus Prize 2016 Nominee for Young Readers, SLJ’s Best Books of 2016 for Young Adults, and Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 for Young Adult Fiction.
March 18, the Portsmouth West Lady Senators hosted a tournament to help raise money for Melanoma Awareness and in honor of a former West Softball player and graduate, Angie Arnett. The players and coaches wore the #16 (Angie’s high school number) in her honor.
Portsmouth West Lady Senators adopted the platform this year to raise awareness for Melanoma, and we hope to continue this charitable tournament every year.
There were 10 total teams that participated in round robin scrimmages throughout the day. The teams were from the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), Southern Ohio Conference (SOC), and other teams from around Ohio. The scrimmages were held at the Portsmouth West Little league fields at Dr. Singleton’s Park. It was a great community event that was held in conjunction with Andy Arnett, and the Portsmouth West Little League Association.