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2020 Script

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2020 Literary Arts Nominees

NOTE: Some entries may contain adult themes. Minors, please ask for parental permission before reading.

Artios of Grand Haven – Clyde Kelly – “Past Tents”

Fremont High School – Kaelee Tanis – “A Christmas Truce”

Fruitport High School – Madison Boone – “The Dark Storm”, “The Reaper”, and “Thoughtful Silence”

Grand Haven High School – Luke LaMere – “Come On, Coach”

Grant High School – Ashley Longcore – “Bright Night”

Hart High School – Star Jewell – “Natures findings” and “Can a dog be a hero?”

Hesperia High School – McKenna LaCount – “Parenthood”

Holton High School – Abby Wisniewski – “No. 4 is Guilty”

Kent City High School – Alyeska Linsley – “Broken, but not shattered” (NOTE: This entry directly addresses the topic of abortion. To read this entry, please contact Joel Selby at jselby@muskegonisd.org.)

Mason County Central High School – Abigail Leese – “Where to Go”

Mason County Eastern High School – Jessica Smith – “Brother Dearest”

Mona Shores High School – Malakai Carr – “The Rest Is Complicated”

Montague High School – Lynn Hawley – “Origin”, “Children Like Melting Pots”, and “The Universe In You”

Muskegon Heights Public School Academy – Alexis Lambert – “The move”

Muskegon High School – Madelynn Garver – “Till death when we part”

Newaygo High School – Megan Grant – “Seed”, “A Sprout!”, and “A Stalk”

North Muskegon High School – Paul Schanhals – “Cellar Keeper”

Oakridge High School – Kevin Morgan – “Quick, Cheap, Safe: Pick Two”

Pentwater High School – Jaxon Anderson – “The Sun’s Battalion”, “The Spiderweb Glistening in the Morning Sun”, and Are you Listening?”

Ravenna High School – Caitlyn Spoelman – “After”

Reeths-Puffer High School – Allyson Prause – “Self”, “Where I’m From”, and “Oranges”

Shelby High School – Raegan Tovar – “brain”, “silent thanks”, and “disconnect”

Spring Lake High School – Elise Zander – “Undecided”

Walkerville High School – Margaret Sweet – “If you were dumber I would date you” and “I miss”

White Cloud High School – Madelline Hutson – “The Grendle In Me”

Whitehall High School – Braley Johnson – Collection: “feMale” (“Filtered”, “Freckles”, and “Flowers, Mountains, and the Sun”)

2020 Athletic Honorees

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2020 Academic Honorees

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Showcase 2020 Postponed

Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Showcase 2020 has been postponed. An announcement will be made when plans are made for its rescheduling.

Tickets purchased will be transferable. Refunds will be available once new dates are announced.

In the meantime, please enjoy the entries for Showcase posted below.

2020 Digital Media Arts Nominees

NOTE: Some entries may contain adult themes. Minors, please ask for parental permission before watching.

Fruitport High School – “Beads With a Story” (2:09)

Created by: Justin Miller

Synopsis: Short form interview-style micro documentary on a West Michigan native (Macy Shwander) explaining and answering questions about her business, Macy Meraki.

Holton High School – “Leroy Allen” (10:33)

Created by: Paige Byrnes, Alexia Stewart, Abby Wisniewski, and Emma Wisniewski

Synopsis: In the short film “Leroy Allen,” a young girl asks her older sister to read her a book that she found titled: Leroy Allen. Leroy Allen is about a teenage boy named Leroy who goes missing. His friends Kimmy and Angela go looking for him, but end up finding much more.

Mona Shores High School – “The Underneath” (8:39)

Created by: Dade Breuker, Connor Fritz, and Will Urban

Synopsis: Two spelunkers find danger hidden underneath their high school.

Muskegon Heights Academy – “Jaiden Williams – Youth of the Year” (1:15)

Created by: Ashton Smith, Javontae Villareal, David Wallace, and Dareon Williams

Synopsis: Interview with Jaiden Williams, who won the Boys & Girls Club Youth of Year Contest.

OAISD Careerline Tech Center – “Papeles” (19:03)

Created by: Dafny Estupinan, Alec Mares, and Alexus Ortiz

Synopsis: “Papeles” is a film about the struggles and worries that Hispanics and Latinos in America have to constantly think about and worry about. This powerful film shows this from a different viewpoint.

Pentwater High School – “Social Media and Teenagers?” (7:51)

Created by: Haley Powers and Alexis Settler

Synopsis: “Social Media and Teenagers?” is about how social media is affecting teenagers. Several teens are interviewed and asked the same questions.

White Cloud High School – “What is White Cloud?” (6:18)

Created by: Abygail Derks, Rylee Hewitt, Sophie Kehr, Valerie Saville

Synopsis: We created a documentary featuring the town of White Cloud, it’s history, and vision for it’s future. Many people think that White Cloud is just a small town with limited possibilities, but that is far from the truth. We interviewed commissioners, librarians, and even the mayor. White Cloud is full of amazing people. It may be small, but it has so much life.

2020 Visual Arts Nominees

Painting of young man with lit match hanging from his mouth.
“Match” (Acrylic on Canvas)
Skylar Ziegler, Artios Academy of Grand Haven
Stylized drawing of young person holding up their heart as loved ones watch from below.
“Leaving Behind and Taking In” (Ink and Marker)
Elijah Wynn, OAISD Careerline Tech Center
Four drawings and a sculpture of figures in various pieces. They are connected by ribbon.
“With Strings Attached” (Mixed Media)
Megan Zelenka, Grand Haven High School
Drawing of a castle from the viewpoint of the drawbridge.
“Untitled” (Graphite)
Amya Allen, Hart High School
Vertical strips of natural patterns including monarch butterfly wings, birch bark, and flowers.
“Humanization” (Mixed Media)
Hannah Thompson, Holton High School
Statue of Liberty with a sash that reads "We the People" in front of a red, white, and blue ribbon and the U.S. Capitol building.
“We the People” (Marker)
Kendall Davidson, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
Young couple in suit and dress in front of a diner and teal classic car.
“A Dream” (Acrylic)
Adrianna Malburg, Mason County Eastern High School
Photograph of two steer skulls on the ground surrounded by leaves.
“Unveiling” (Digital Photography)
Violet Renna, Montague High School
Anime-style drawing of a young man's profile. He's wearing a mask.
“Man in a Mask” (Pencil)
Cornell Fletcher, Muskegon Heights Academy
A broken violin with music notes escaping on a golden background.
“Finessed in Gold” (Mixed Media)
Jaala Duncan, North Muskegon High School
15 figures in yellow jumpsuits on either side of a person dressed in all red whose face has a symbol of Islam. Background has a tall wall, fencing, and a Chinese flag.
“Ecdysis” (Acrylic and Marker)
Aliyah Spicer, Orchard View High School
Thin young woman with worried expression surrounded by words and tentacle mouths.
“Never Enough” (Graphite)
Brooke Shirey, Ravenna High School
Two canvas paintings combine to show a person's face with a colorful mask covering their upper face.
“Open Minded” (Acrylic)
Yasmin Tomas, Shelby High School
Drawing of sunflowers surrounded by vines that go onto the matting.
“The Outs” (Paper and Pen)
Phoebe Benson, Spring Lake High School
Young woman with mirrored glasses with flowers floating above her head.
“Modern Flower Child” (Mixed Media)
Grace Stout, Whitehall High School
Three prints showing various bathrooms.
“Bathrooms” (Printmaking)
Sophia Bassett, Calvary Christian School
Cut paper arranged to form a red bicycle. Rolling hills in background.
“The Meadow” (Cut Paper)
Katie Sanborn, Fremont High School
Scenes showing a young woman finding support from others. Flowers are interwoven throughout the scenes.
“Grow Again” (Mixed Media)
Alicia Ralya, Fruitport High School
Drawing of young man with smoke or vapor coming from his mouth, surrounded by vegetation.
“what do i see” (Pencil)
Delaney Cronk, Grant High School
Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice.
“RBG” (Watercolor)
Aria Thomas, Hesperia High School
Painting of a gazebo on a lakefront with cityscape behind.
“July 14, 2019” (Watercolor and Marker)
Madelyn Maycroft, Kent City High School
Traditional Polish dress with flower headband.
“Polska księżniczka” (Textile and Beads)
Jennie Golaszewski, Mason County Central High School
Drawing of a deserted, tight alleyway littered with trash.
“Wyngsanorrian Back Alley” (Graphite Pencil)
Zachary Schnotala, Mona Shores High School
Five drawings of a young woman's face. Four are unraveling to various amounts.
“Helix” (Pencil and Charcoal)
Ava Asmus, Muskegon Catholic Central High School
Three young African-American men with halo's above their heads.
“Three Kings” (Graphite)
Samarri Knox, Muskegon High School
Three drawings of various cartoonish characters.
“What I See When I Close My Eyes” (Watercolor Pen and Marker)
Camber Tanis, Oakridge High School
Young man with three sets of hands pulling at him from different directions.
“Biracial” (Graphite Pencil and Paint Pen)
Lucas Quinteros, Pentwater High School
Scene of an art studio with sketches covering a wall, easel with partial drawing and stool surrounded by canvas'.
“The Art Studio” (Mixed Media)
Loretta Kersten, Reeths-Puffer High School
Drawing of a werewolf snarling in front of the moon.
“Full Moon” (Charcoal)
Jenna Drum, Walkerville High School
Drawing of a martini and gun surrounded by a bloody aperture.
“Bond” (Acrylic)
Lydia Geigle, White Cloud High School

2020 Tickets

Tickets for West Michigan Student Showcase 2020 are now available for purchase!

Prices

  • In Advance
    • $8 Adults
    • $5 Students
  • At the Door
    • $10 All Tickets

Show Night

Here’s the list of which schools will be represented on which night:

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

  • Calvary Christian School
  • Grand Haven High School
  • Grant High School
  • Hart High School
  • Kent City High School
  • Mason County Eastern High School
  • Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
  • Muskegon Catholic Central High School
  • Muskegon Heights Public School Academy
  • Newaygo High School
  • North Muskegon High School
  • OAISD Careerline Tech Center
  • Oakridge High School
  • Orchard View High School
  • Reeths-Puffer High School
  • Shelby High School
  • Spring Lake High School
  • Western MI Christian High School
  • White Cloud High School
  • Whitehall Homeschool Partnership

Thursday, March 19, 2020

  • Artios of Grand Haven
  • Fremont High School
  • Fruitport High School
  • Hesperia High School
  • Holton High School
  • Mason County Central High School
  • Mona Shores High School
  • Montague High School
  • Muskegon High School
  • Pentwater High School
  • Ravenna High School
  • Walkerville High School
  • Whitehall High School

Note: Awards are presented following the show on Thursday night.

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2019 Showcase Results

Digital Media

  • First Place – OAISD Careerline Tech Center – “Polarized” – Allyson Rogers and Chad Watrous
  • Second Place – Spring Lake High School – “The Supporters” – Sam Negen
  • Third Place – Pentwater High School – “Felicidad” – Nicole Daniels, Meagan Grondsma, Haley Powers, and Lucas Quinteros

Literary Arts

  • First Place – Ravenna High School – “Station 13” – Laine Rogers
  • Second Place – Artios Academies – “Itching for the Outdoors” – Clyde Kelly
  • Third Place – Whitehall High School – “A Sonnet for All Seasons,” “If,” and “What More Needs to be Said?” – Leeanna Burns
  • Honorable Mention – Reeths-Puffer High School – “Boxed Inside Myself,” “To Faith,” and “The Monster You Make of Us” – Sarah Huiber
  • Honorable Mention – Mason County Eastern High School – “Lucille” – Kathryn Nelson

Performing Arts

Solo/Duo Category

  • First Place – Whitehall Home School Partnership – Piano solo of “The Cat and the Mouse” – Lydia Seaver
  • Second Place – Mona Shores High School – “The Girl in 14G” – Julia Uganski
  • Third Place – Grand Haven High School – Yoyo performance set to “The Buzz” and “We Will Rock You” – Gavin Hubner

Group Category

  • First Place – Reeths-Puffer High School – “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Killer Queens featuring Cassidy Briggs, Ray Brock, Jaxton Carpenter, Anna Compton, Jonathan Krause, Madison Navoni, Laura Nolan, Brennan Norman, Gabby Peabody, Maddy Wentworth, and Jacob Westerhof
  • Second Place – Mona Shores High School – “Fire on Fire” – Madelyn Gleason, Carlie Shaw, and Matthew Yacoub
  • Third Place – Calvary Christian School – “Even If” – Living Sacrifice featuring Matthew Anderson, Luke Anhalt, Kaleigh Nesbitt, Kelsey Richards, David Osburn, and Zachary Zehr

Gary W. Ostrom Showstopper Award

  • Muskegon High School – Original rap entitled “Ignorant” – Donovan Sims

Visual Arts

  • First Place – Reeths-Puffer High School – “Aged Emotions” – Cody Neinas
  • Second Place – Pentwater High School – “Boxes” – Meagan Grondsma
  • Third Place – Muskegon High School – “Glow-Vibe” – Kimberly Duncan
  • Honorable Mention – Mona Shores High School – “It Could Happen to You” – Benjamin Kendall
  • Honorable Mention – OAISD Careerline Tech Center – “What Cannot Be Wept” – Savannah Bachert

2019 Visual Arts Nominees

Abigail Bair
Artios of Grand Haven
“You’re Busted!” (Clay)

Alexandria Assaad
Calvary Christian School
“Moments” (Mixed Media)

Savannah Bachert
OAISD Careerline Tech Center
“What Cannot Be Wept” (Acrylic and Colored Pencil)

Megan Adsmond
Fremont High School
“Open for Business” (Digital Photography)

Jordyn Jones
Fruitport High School
“I’m not posing I swear.” (Oil)

Hanna Bryant
Grand Haven High School
“Raw Beauty” (White Charcoal)

Ashley Bearup
Grant High School
“Eyes” (Watercolor)

Isabel Finch
Hart High School
“The Opaque Serenity” (Acrylic on Wood)

Trinity Flanery
Hesperia High School
“Tundra” (Mixed Media)

Cassidy Armstrong
Holton High School
“The Ugly Truth” (Oil Pastel)

Hannah Van Wert
Kent City High School
“A Diamond is a Girl’s Best Friend” (Graphite Pencil)

Anna Gwiazdowski
Ludington High School
“Embrace the Unknown” (Oil)

Kara Rowley
Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
“Heart SUV” (Pen/Watercolor)

Ashley Metheny
Mason County Central High School
“Cereal Portrait” (Cereal Collage)

Samantha Goodman
Mason County Eastern High School
“Life of the Bikini Bottom” (Mixed Media)

Benjamin Kendall
Mona Shores High School
“It Could Happen to You” (Graphite)

Karley Leek
Montague High School
“Zodiac” (Acrylic on Fabric)

Macey Gabrielson
Muskegon Catholic Central High School
“Dare to Be Different” (Metal Wire)

Nataly Torres-Laureano
Muskegon Heights Public School Academy
“For Friendship There is No Color” (Acrylic)

Kimberly Duncan
Muskegon High School
“Glow-Vibe” (Acrylic)

Kathryn Kepner
North Muskegon High School
“Arisen” (Acrylic)

Serena Fairbrother
Oakridge High School
“Still Climbing” (Acrylic)

Noah Rebedew-Velez
Orchard View High School
“Primordial Rays” (Watercolor and Ink

Meagan Grondsma
Pentwater High School
“Boxes” (Clay)

Katelyn Vanderwoude
Ravenna High School
“See the Sea” (Clay and Glaze)

Cody Neinas
Reeths-Puffer High School
“Aged Emotions” (Graphite and Charcoal)

Sebastian Chimal
Shelby High School
“Three Stripes Equality” (Mixed Media)

Jordyn Barding
Spring Lake High School
“Sub Zero” (Paper Clay)

Jenna Drum
Walkerville High School
“Curious Angel” (Mixed Media)

Isabel Karnes
White Cloud High School
“Loose Change” (Acrylic on Pennies)

Grace Breckler
Whitehall High School
“The Touch” (Watercolor)

Holly Gould
Western MI Christian High School
“My Kind(a) People” (Mixed Media)