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Shymko steals the spotlight

Shymko steals the spotlight

By Hank Belanger

April 15, 2019


Filed under A&E, Drama, Lifestyle

Junior Peja Shymko started exploring theater almost as early as possible: fifth grade at Madrona K-8 School. “I was really lucky to have a drama program,” she said. “My first time was great, so I’ve been doing [drama] ever since.” Madrona wasn’t all about theater, and the school...

Senior-run Terrace Idol brings together teen talent

Senior-run Terrace Idol brings together teen talent

By Nhung Lam, Hawkeye Staff

April 15, 2019


Filed under A&E, Featured Stories, Improv, Lifestyle, Terrace Idol

Round 1: Where It Began The class of 2019 hosted the district-wide annual singing competition known as Terrace Idol. The competition invites talented singers from all over the district. This year's Terrace Idol round 1 showcased 19 talented high school singers: 18 from Mountlake Terrace and one from...

Jazz 1 exhilarates crowd at Hot Java, Cool Jazz

Jazz 1 exhilarates crowd at Hot Java, Cool Jazz

By Amy Harris, Staff

April 11, 2019


Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

The Paramount Theater has over 3,000 seats, and every March, Hot Java, Cool Jazz (HJCJ) fills all of them. Every year, elite jazz bands from five Washington high schools are invited to perform on behalf of Starbucks for a night filled with the very things the event is named after. On March 15, MTHS’ very own Jazz Ensemble 1 was one such band. With an interior decorated in Beaux Arts style, the Baroque furnishings contrasted with the percolating caffeine and the modern guests who mille...

Choirs leave audience cheering at SE Quad Concert

By Theresa Van, Hawkeye Staff

March 14, 2019


Filed under A&E, Choir, Lifestyle, Music

The Southeast Quad Choir Concert was held at MTHS on Thursday, March 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. The eventful night began after all the energetic kids stopped running around the Terraceum with choir director T. J. Sullivan giving a small introduction about himself, the different choirs present and the quad con...

Deadly plant overtakes the “Little Shop of Horrors”

Deadly plant overtakes the “Little Shop of Horrors”

By Nhung Lam, Hawkeye Staff

January 23, 2019


Filed under A&E, Drama, Featured Stories, Lifestyle, Photo Gallery

The MTHS drama department held their first play of the school year, with the performances of the musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” The musical premiered from January 16 to 19. “Little Shop of Horrors” book and lyrics are by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. The musical was origin...

“Little Shop of Horrors” to premiere Wednesday

“Little Shop of Horrors” to premiere Wednesday

By Jackson Freund, Lifestyle Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under A&E, Drama, Lifestyle

Starting on January 16 and ending on January 19, the MTHS drama department is putting on the play “Little Shop of Horrors” with prices starting at $8 for everyone on the first night. The following nights are $12 for general admission and $10 for children under the age of 13 or those with ASB...

Ari Hoenig Trio returns for a night of rhythm

Ari Hoenig Trio returns for a night of rhythm

By Amy Harris, Staff

December 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

The MTHS theater hosted drummer Ari Hoenig and his trio, featuring pianist Nitai Hershovits and bassist Or Bareket, for the second time on December 4. The night began for jazz students right after school ended, where they reported for rehearsal with Hoenig, Hershovits and Bareket to parse out how ex...

Edmonds School District recognized for their music program

By Erin Martino, Staff

June 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Music

Once again, the Edmonds School District was honored with a Best Communities for Music Education award by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) The foundation is affiliated with the California-based non-profit organization National Association of Music Merchants. According to ...

Koalaty hosts annual comedy night

By Nhung Lam, Hawkeye Staff

June 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, Drama, Improv, Lifestyle

Yet again, the MTHS drama department held their annual comedy improv night on May 24, hosted by the Koalaty improv team. The night consisted of several fun improv games and acts, some involving the audience as well. “Improv night is a tradition! Annually, we compete, and in the spring time, we just ...

MTHS artists bring home art awards

MTHS artists bring home art awards

By Zoe O'Brien, Hawkeye staff

May 31, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

Sophomore Clare Kaiyala, senior Flynn Thomas and senior Ryan Coffman were recognized for their entries in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The contest is for middle school and high school students who wish to show their creativity in visual and literary arts. Before moving onto the nationa...

“Peter and the Starcatcher” to premiere Thursday

By Ben Savell, General Manager

May 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Drama, Lifestyle

Immediately after school ended for the day, the last rehearsal of “Peter and the Starcatcher” began. At 2:00 p.m. sharp, the drama department gathered in the MTHS theater. Under the direction of drama director Jeannie Brzovic, they prepared for the opening evening the next day. “Peter and ...

MTHS drama department calls the shots

By Jonathan Kwong, Design Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Drama, Lifestyle

After she watched the local student activism about gun violence following the events in Parkland, Florida, drama teacher Jeannie Brzovic decided it was time for her students to join the conversation. The drama department performed “Bang Bang You’re Dead,” a stage reading set in the aftermath of...

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