The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

School Columnists

May 9, 2013

Geneva Thespians dedicate performance to victim of Holocaust, donate funds to Washington museum

GENEVA — The final month before summer break is always met with enthusiasm among the students of Geneva High School. Through this heightened excitement, students are finding old, new and truly exciting ways to “go out with a bang.”

Last fall the GHS Thespians presented the play “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The members of the cast agreed to dedicate the performances to Anne’s memory. They also decided to donate $500 from the ticket sales to the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Several weeks ago, members were surprised and delighted to receive a heartfelt handwritten letter of appreciation for both their generosity and their “noble” pledge to remember and educate students today about the Holocaust.

“During the show, we learned a lot about what happened during the Holocaust, and we wanted to carry on Anne’s legacy and help continue teaching the younger generations. It was really touching to receive such a personal letter from the museum. It was nice to be acknowledged,” said cast member, Hannah Spaulding.

The GHS Thespians will be celebrating the season’s success at their end of year banquet that will take place mid-May.

Geneva High School chapter of National Honor Society is also very excited to have inducted 11 new members into the organization. An informal induction took place on April 23 at Geneva High School. New members were initiated, and later enjoyed a celebration lunch with the current members.

“I was really pleasantly surprised. I’ve worked hard all through high school to get to this point and it paid off,” said inductee, Ariel Stehura.

The formal induction ceremony took place a week later on April 30. Current members spoke about the four pillars of NHS and then gave an introduction for each new inductee. Congratulations to all new members of National Honor Society!

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