Mount students come second

Mount Maunganui College students during their ‘Chain Reaction’ performance. Photo: Supplied.

Mount Maunganui College stole the judges' hearts with their performance at the 2017 Stage Challenge.

The College came in second place with their dance called Chain Reaction, which was based on the 2011 Fukushima earthquake that devastated Japan and the effect that it had on the community.

“I felt like I was there, the way they drew me in with their focus and commitment,” says performance judge Brylee Mills.

Mount Maunganui College also took out 9 other awards for a range of areas, such as, their concept, soundtrack, visual enhancement and crew.

“The positive attitude and enthusiasm that the students brought to the show and to the stage tonight was felt unanimously across the board. Tonight's show really highlights how Stage Challenge and J Rock is a great pathway for youth to work together in a safe and healthy way,” says event manager Olivia Kinane.

Henderson High School were the winners of the night who staged a piece on domestic violence.

They invited the audience to take a look behind the picture frames of a family's household and to take a deeper look at what is really there.

“Henderson High School had a stunning display of passion, energy and conviction throughout their powerful performance. This passion was felt unanimously across the audience and ultimately gained them first place,” says Olivia.

Production judge Braydon Priest says the school had a visually stunning performance.

“The positive attitude and enthusiasm that the students brought to the show and to the stage tonight was felt unanimously across the board. Tonight's show really highlights how Stage Challenge and J Rock is a great pathway for youth to work together in a safe and healthy way,” says Olivia.

The Stage Challenge and J Rock offer the perfect platform for students to develop self-belief, confidence and resilience, in a safe, fun and exciting atmosphere.

 

Stage Challenge 1st Place Open Division

Henderson High School

Stage Challenge 2nd Place Open Division

Mount Maunganui College

Stage Challenge 3rd Place Open Division

Epsom Girls Grammar

Stage Challenge Spirit of Stage Challenge

Whangaparoa College

Ministry of Education Award of Excellence for Concept

Mount Maunganui College

St Cuthberts College

Sancta Maria College

Henderson High School

Long Bay College Epsom Girls Grammar School

Ministry of Education Award of Excellence for Student Achievement

Henderson High School

Ministry of Youth Development Award of Excellence for Drama

Mount Maunganui College

St Cuthberts College

Sancta Maria College Henderson High School

Long Bay College

Epsom Girls Grammar School

Ministry of Youth Development Student Leadership Award

Henderson High School

The Edge Award of Excellence for Soundtrack

Mount Maunganui College

Western Springs College

St Cuthberts College

Sancta Maria College

Henderson High School

Long Bay College Epsom Girls Grammar School

5 + a DAY Award of Excellence for Health & Life Skills

Western Spring High School

5 + a Day Award of Excellence for School Initiative

Epsom Girls Grammar School

Canon Award of Excellence for Visual Enhancement

Mount Maunganui College

Western Springs College

St Cuthberts College

Sancta Maria College

Henderson High School

Whangapararoa College

Long Bay College Epsom Girls Grammar School

Tearaway Magazine Award of Excellence for Choreography

Henderson High School

Whangapararoa College

Long Bay College Epsom Girls Grammar School

Award of Excellence for Stage Use

Mount Maunganui College

St Cuthberts College

Long Bay College Epsom Girls Grammar School

Award of Excellence for Set Design and Function

Mount Maunganui College

Western Springs College

St Cuthberts College

Sancta Maria College

Henderson High School

Long Bay College Epsom Girls Grammar School

Award of Excellence for Theme Originality

Mount Maunganui College

Award of Excellence for Costuming Character

Mount Maunganui College

Western Springs College

St Cuthberts College

Sancta Maria College

Henderson High School

Epsom Girls Grammar School

Award of Excellence for Performance Skill

Mt Maunganui College

St Cuthberts College

Henderson High School

Long Bay College Epsom Girls Grammar School

Award of Excellence for Lighting Design

Epsom Girls Grammar School

Award of Excellence for Stage Crew

Mount Maunganui College



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