On Wednesday, April 9th, at Powell Symphony Hall, the St. Louis Sympony Volunteer Association announce 20 finalists in its annual "Express the Music" competition. Of the twenty finalists, eleven were EHS Wildcats!
First, second, and third place winners earned a cash prize, and Young-Seo Youn took home top honors!
Madelyn Harvey won third place!
The contest requred students to listen to a symphonic arrangement and respond to the music in writing.
Our very own Abi Haji entered his "I Am From" poem and is one of three finalists! Check out the wonderful figurative language below!
I am from
The deep jungles of Kakuma
Where men are more brave than the lions
Where women sing the warm Somali melodies
Where children come together to one spot with one call "Daka Daka"
Where we play until the moon moves to the middle of the sky or until we hear the calls of mom or dad
where the trees are not very cordial when they slap and push you as you walk through them
where villagers use their hands to hunt hyenas hungrily
where animals noisily hum, sing and scurry around our mud and stick house while we sleep
where I wake up smelling the sweet baris and uji stew
where mama' makes the tastiest basta makalongo a tongue can try
where green grass sways like a glimmering emerald as we run barefoot on it playing a game of bolown
I am from a place where true freedom is given.
Saturday night, 740 Wildcat--dressed to the nines--danced in every nook and cranny at the Hilton at the Ballpark. The Prom was the biggest one ever!
On Friday, March 28th, EHS's E2 team had Culture Night and visited Ranoush restaurant in Kirkwood. We ate Syrian food and talked about the beauty of living in America where Jewish and Muslim people can harmoniously work together. The students thought it very powerful that in Syria, the same people who waited on them would possibly, if not probably, take up arms to fight each other.
After dinner, we traveled to evening Shabbat services at Temple Israel where we visited with Rabbi Michael. He talked to us about the Jewish faith and culture and answered lots of questions. Then, we participated in Shabbat services with lots of singing!
Lindenwood University hosted the Quarterfinals on Saturday, March 15th; the EHS Lady Wildcats came away victorious over Parkway North. Our next game is Thursday, 3:30, in Columbia! Below are a few pictures taken after the game...
Congratulations to Language Arts teacher, Becky Stevenson, for being awarded Eureka High School's Teacher of the Year during the Renaissance Assembly on Friday, March 7th. She was also awarded Rockwood's most prestigious honor, the ROSE Award!
The Bosons and Quarks were division champions and tournament finalists.
The Mesons were division finalists.
The Bosons and Quarks both qualified for the State Championship in March.
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