Category Archives: Arts

OHS Art Teachers Keynote Speakers at UF

By Amanda Malnik On Feb. 14, Oak Hall Middle and Upper School teachers, Robert Ponzio and Terrence Ho are the keynote speakers at the University of Florida’s Model United Nations conference, “Florida Crisis Simulation IX”, to present about their involvement in the Gainesville Sister Cities organization.  The Gainesville Sister Cities program began in the 1980s. Steve Kalishman founded the organization

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OHS Junior Thespians Take on Largest Festival in Country

By Jenna Poppell The Florida State Junior Thespian Festival is the largest junior thespian festival in the country and gives middle school theater students all around the United States the opportunity to work together. “In addition to competing, students have the opportunity to collaborate with other middle school students from a variety of backgrounds and share meaningful experiences within workshops,

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OHS Thespians Win Big at Districts

By Cate Cannon After competing at the District 12 Thespian Festival in Lake Minneola this past December, the Oak Hall Thespian Troupe has advanced numerous groups to the state competition in March.  At the district competition, most Oak Hall students received a “superior” or “excellent” overall rating on their events. There are three adjudicators for each event, and those scores are averaged, or they add up to an overall score. “Superior” is recognized as the highest,

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All-State Orchestra and Choir Exceed Expectations

By Amanda Malnik From Jan. 8 to 11, Oak Hall students, juniors Amelia German and Anya AitSahlia, sophomore Asher Dobrin, and eighth graders Elizabeth Offerle and Jamie Robinson Wilmott, attended the All-State Conference in Tampa, Fla., where they performed in either an orchestra or a chorus. Because the aforementioned students placed so high in their designated talents, this is Oak

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