Wolfpack Receives Honors for “She Kills Monsters” and Huskies Receive Honors for “The Imaginary Invalid”
ELK GROVE, Calif. – September 26, 2019 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) commends the theater programs at Cosumnes Oaks High School and Sheldon High School for being recipients of the Youth Elly Awards at the September 8, 2019 reception. Cosumnes Oaks’ Wolfpack Theatre program was awarded for lighting design for their production of She Kills Monsters. Sheldon’s THEATREworks program were awarded for their overall production, set design, sound design, supporting female and supporting male for their production of The Imaginary Invalid.
EGUSD Visual and Performing Arts Director, Sofia Fojas applauded the awards saying, “What I am particularly thrilled about was the focus on production elements such as lighting, set and sound design. These two productions demonstrated a mastery of stage craft on many levels. It’s evident that the community support for the arts at these schools is outstanding. It truly takes a village.”
Cosumnes Oaks High School also received a total of 12 additional Youth Elly Award nominations for its production of Shrek and She Kills Monsters, where Sheldon High School received a total of 23 Youth Elly Award nominations for The Imaginary Invalid and Cinderella productions. Franklin High School was also nominated for four Youth Elly Award nominations for its production of As You Like It.
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 to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.
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