Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Welcome Ronnie Eder, new SHS Alumni Association Intern!

The Shorewood High School Alumni Association is proud to announce its first intern for the 2010-2011 School Year, Ms. Veronica Eder! Ronnie, currently a junior at Shorewood High School, is an avid member in the Drama Department. She also plays soccer and is known for her dance skills. Ronnie is the 2010 winner of the Smith Award, awarded to a junior with outstanding academic achievement combined with leadership and concern for others. We are so fortunate for having Ronnie volunteer to help the Alumni Association.

This internship will be a combination of logistics, database work, event planning, reunion coordination, and fundraising efforts of the Association, as well as some aerobic stuffing of packets and envelopes for the All Class Reunion this summer. Ronnie will also be the volunteer coordinator of SHS Students helping out at Alumni Association events.

In addition to these tasks, Ronnie will be on the strategic planning committee to increase Alumni and student collaboration throughout the year, including development of the process to transition graduating seniors to alumni association members.

This summer, Ronnie will be available in June and for the final weeks of August. In July and the beginning of August, Ronnie will be attending a summer drama program at NYU.

Please join the SHS Alumni Association in welcoming Ronnie Eder, SHS Alumni Association Intern!!

She can be reached at SHSAlumniIntern@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

SHS '93 Alumna, Kate Baldwin, Nominated for Tony!

Kate Baldwin, Class of 1993, has been nominated for a 2010 Tony Award for her role as lead actress in a musical, Finian's Rainbow.

Nominations here: http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/nominees/index.html

Article about Kate Baldwin referring to her time at SHS: http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/arts/80031547.html

Sunday, May 2, 2010

$15,000 Raised for Costumer! Message from Barbara Gensler

WOW is all I can say. And the list makes me cry-I am so touched. I remember all of those on the list that I had the good fortune to work with; on stage and back stage. We remember the hundreds of hours that we spent working together, the joy and the pain of long rehearsals where each person worked to his or her capacity and sometimes beyond. We remember opening night, when a Shorewood costumed cast took their places and the house became silent and the "techies" pulled the curtain and turned on the magic and the audience was transported to the world of the production. We knew that we had done our very best and that we could do anything, if we set our goals and worked tirelessly to achieve that goal. But can you imagine doing How to Succeed in Business without a costumer, or doing Hello Dolly without a costumer or Pippin or Joseph or 42nd Street or Barnum or A Chorus Line or Chess or Cabaret or Les Miserables or any other musical that has been done on the Shorewood stage without a costumer.
Since the Shorewood Theater was built, there were no limitations to how big we dreamed and how high we soared and that happened because of the unique tradition of excellence that I fell heir to long ago. I would like to pass that on in tact to the next lucky director so that SHS Drama moves onward and upward.
Thanks, Jenny and I thank all of the donors. barb