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Seventh and eighth grade drama students presented  Alice @ Wonderland  by Jonathan Yukich on November 30, in the Wyly Auditorium. 
 
What would happen if a 21st century Alice (Megan Blomquist) collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the familiar characters, including the Mad Hatter (Kole Cannon), the White Rabbit (Donovan Covarrubias), and the Queen of Hearts (Mars Henderson). 
 
The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand. Alice is a texting, tweeting, and googling girl of the modern digital era, encountering the Wonderland so many treasure. 
 
"I am proud of our recent production of Alice @ Wonderland and of the entire cast of 25 seventh and eighth grade students," said director Mark Guerra. "There were too many outstanding performances to single out only a few. I am also excited that our technical crew consisted solely of middle school students. Nick BlanchardNoah KohnDaniel Knipp, and Esther Neerman all played a backstage or technical role that made the work that the actors and I did possible. It is important to me that students at Lakehill know that there are opportunities to be involved in the performing arts that do not involve being onstage.

About Lakehill Preparatory School

At Lakehill Preparatory School, we know that bigger is not always better. Lakehill is -- and always has been -- small by design.

Our school combines a strong, engaging academic program with a kind and inclusive community. A small student body offers a greater opportunity for each student to experience academic and leadership growth. Students develop a strong sense of belonging, and pride in their community, their school, and themselves. 

Community spirit is encouraged in our small school environment. Strong relationships develop between home and school, and school leaders are far more involved with individual students than in a larger school setting. Lakehill staff pride themselves on knowing every child by name.

Lakehill builds an atmosphere of respect, accountability, collaboration, and mentoring between students and teachers, and provides the resources and learning opportunities that empower students to be architects of their own education.

Visit our website at lakehillprep.org for more information.

To schedule a personalized tour, please contact Stacey Peacock, Director of Admission, at admission@lakehillprep.org. 

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