The list of our 2021 Academic & Athletic Honorees is now available!
Click below to open the documents that list the honorees and their accomplishments.
NOTE: Some entries may contain adult themes. Minors, please ask for parental permission before reading.
NOTE: Some entries may contain adult themes. Minors, please ask for parental permission before watching.
Created by: Isaiah Winters
Synopsis: This is kind of like a short film about going out in life and doing what YOU want to do, not what others think you should do. I go over what all happened in the past year or so, and then start to show the upside of thing that we can do next year to make it the best year of our lives.
Created by: Cameron Seiferlein
Synopsis: A man is trying to deal with his emotions after losing someone he loved. Throughout the story he gradually starts accepting the truth and moves on. The story is told through the notes he writes while on a nature walk.
Created by: Kinsey Nelson
Synopsis: For months Kim was excited to get her license, it was a symbol of friendship to her and her best friend Maddie, or at least she believed it was the both of them who thought this. The day she receives her license she discovers Maddie at another friends house. It turns out that the whole time that Kim was excited, Maddie didn’t reciprocate these feelings and had been driving around with her new friend, Steph. Kim, extremely hurt, stomps away after screaming at Maddie about how their friendship didn’t seem to mean much and goes home. While at home she reflects on what she has done and comes up with a plan, she will get rid of the competition, impulsively she messages Steph and requests they meet up. The next day at their picnic, Kim goes through with her plan and murders Steph with poisoned food.
Created by: Haley Powers, Grace Powers, and Paige Ruggles
Synopsis: “Women With Hemophilia: Understanding Medical Bias” is a documentary about how medical bias often works specifically against women. It spotlights women with hemophilia as an example and highlights the voices of a few women who live with hemophilia. We asked them about their experiences with their diagnosis and how they believe women can work to combat medical bias.
Created by: Aleeya Grifford, Rylee Hewitt, and Valerie Saville
Synopsis: Our White Cloud Media Club (WCTV) was provided with an amazing opportunity to interview Daniel Ament, the first ever to receive a Double Lung Transplant due to vaping related illnesses, via Zoom, on February 23, 2021, thanks to Spectrum Health and the Newaygo County Headway Coalition. Ament is the world’s first double-lung transplant recipient. At the age of 16, he became severely ill from vaping and was on life-support for 29 days. He underwent double-lung transplant surgery in 2019.
Today, Ament is committed to sharing his story publicly and launching a non-profit organization that will encourage young people to live a healthier and happier lifestyle and improve overall mental wellness with training for counselors, coaches and parents to provide alternatives for coping with the pressures of being a teenager void of substances. He has spoken nationally about the harm of nicotine use and vaping, and has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning, America” and on CBS.
Tickets for West Michigan Student Showcase 2021 are now available for purchase!
Here’s the list of which schools will be represented on which night:
Note: Any school not listed does not have a nominee for performing arts and will not be presented on stage.
Note: Awards are presented following the show on Thursday night.
Tickets are sold as reserved seating this year to allow for social distancing protocols to be followed. The ticketing system will automatically block out an appropriate amount of seats around each group/household. All attendees must observe social distancing protocols and wear a mask over their mouth and nose at all times. No concessions will be available. Recording the show is prohibited.
Nominees are allowed one complimentary ticket for the night they DO NOT PERFORM. This is so that they can watch all of the acts. The only way to receive this ticket is by calling the Frauenthal Box Office at 231-727-8001. They have a list of the students’ names and which ticket they can receive.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, only schools that have performing arts nominees will be presented on the Frauenthal stage.
Designed by Fiona McCabe, a junior from the Careerline Tech Center in Ottawa County!
Fiona will receive $100, tickets to the show, two t-shirts, and recognition in our program.
Thank you to all students who entered. We received 33 excellent entries this year!
After much discussion, the Showcase Production Team has decided to cancel the Performing Arts Competition for 2020.
The production team has delayed making a decision in the fervent hope that there would be a way to hold the performing arts competition this year. Unfortunately, we have reviewed the options and we do not believe there is a safe, equitable way to do so.
We have released the script of our show in order to share the amazing accomplishments of these students who will unfortunately not be recognized on the Frauenthal Theater stage. On our website you can also view the entries for Digital Media Arts, Literary Arts, and Visual Arts. You will also find the pages of our program highlighting the accomplishments of the 2020 Academic and Athletic Honorees.
Keep an eye out for an announcement video soon as we celebrate the artists and winners in the areas of Digital Media Arts, Literary Arts, and Visual Arts. Judging for these categories was held before the “Stay home. Stay safe.” order went into effect.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to presenting a spectacular show in 2021 as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of West Michigan Student Showcase!
Showcase Production Team
Dr. John Severson, MAISD Superintendent
Joel B. Selby, Executive Producer
Kathryn L. Nash, Producer
Andrew J. Zahrt, Director
Nick Bessinger, Technical Director
Jennifer LaChapelle, Stage Manager
Jan Olsen, Hospitality Manager