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Students Receive Honors for “The Heart of Robin Hood” Production


ELK GROVE, Calif. – October 10, 2017 – Sheldon High School THEATREworks program proudly walked away with two 2017 Youth Elly Awards at the September 10, 2017 reception for the set and lighting design of The Heart of Robin Hood school production. Organized by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA), the Youth Elly Awards aims to honor outstanding achievements of community theaters and artists in the Sacramento Area. Sheldon High School Theatre Program Director, Craig Howard, remarked, “Our acting and technical students and staff did amazing work to earn these recognitions. I am honored and blessed to work with a team who brings such passion and talent to a community that recognizes creativity, artistry and joy!”

The school also received a total of eight additional Youth Elly Award nominations for its production of The Heart of Robin Hood and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Elly Awards are named for the late Eleanor McClatchy, who was a devoted patron of the local arts.

About Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance

The Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance is an alliance of producing organizations, individual theatre artists and technicians, and administrators formed to foster and promote high quality theatre in the Sacramento area and neighboring regions. Its purpose is to provide services for their mutual benefit; to develop and facilitate effective communication within the Alliance and between Alliance members and the community; and to serve as a resource center which offers and provides technical support, information, and resource sharing for any and all community members.


About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Eventbrite.

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