The Cappies review 'The Wiz'.
by Rachel Mayman of Langley High School St. Stephens and St. Agnes School’s production of The Wiz brought to life a soulful musical which puts a unique spin on a classic tale about a girl in shiny slippers trying to get home to Kansas. The enthusiasm and versatility of the cast "brought the house down," so to speak, while teaching a valuable lesson about discovering who you are and what you truly need to be happy. The creators of The Wiz intended to revamp L. Frank Baum’s classic musical The Wizard of Oz and center it around African-American culture. With music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and a book by William F. Brown, the Broadway production of The Wiz opened in 1975. The fervent musical represented America’s progress towards equal …
Two Mount Vernon High School students traveled to Richmond to learn more about the Virginia General Assembly.
Two Mount Vernon High School students shadowed Delegate Scott Surovell (D-44th District) in Richmond last week during the Third Annual Amundson Institute program. Founded by former Delegate Kris Amundson as the Young Leaders program, the Amundson Institute gives students in the Mount Vernon and Lee Districts a look at the legislative process. The Amundson Institute included student athletes and leaders with an average GPA of 3.74. During their time in Richmond, students attended committee meetings and met with lobbyists and Senators Puller and Ebbin. This year's participants represented West Potomac High School, Mount Vernon High School, and St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School. This year's group of students are as follows: