Musicals, sports and graduation at Weir High

This week at Weir High School, sports reached a massive peak.

The track, baseball and softball teams have all made major achievements. Softball regionals game one was held at Weir against Petersberg, beginning a best out of three for the title. Game two was held at Petersberg. The baseball team won sectionals and will be moving on to regionals next week against an as of yet undetermined opponent.

The boys’ track team won the regional title last Wednesday, and went to state competition in Charleston on Friday, May 18. Fifteen boys and 11 girls qualified. The boys’ team placed first, with Sebastian Spencer claiming the 100m and 200m titles. Keyshawn Faulks placed first in the 100m high hurdles and 300m intermediate hurdles. Cole Girod placed first in the 1600m, and Brandon Clausell placed first in the high jump. In the 4×100 relay, Jaylon Bridges, Keyshawn Faulks, Quincy Dameron, and Sebastian Spencer claimed victory. Jake McCay, Quincy Dameron and Sebastian Spencer placed first in the 4×200 relay. Good job and congratulations to all involved.

The theater department finished their musical “Footloose” with a bang last Sunday. The whole cast did amazing. Jake Curtis and Alexia Jenkins played the lead characters, Ren and Ariel respectively. Seth Feierman played their rival, Chuck; Ben Fedoush played the town’s powerful preacher, Reverend Moore; and Taylor Niven and Dakota Wagner played Rusty and Willard, the supportive friends with an awkward romantic situation. Myranda Jensen played Ren’s mother, Vi. Dakota Halfin played the Reverend’s wife Ethel. Maddy Carroll played Coach Renee, a strong opponent of the kids’ dancing plans.

Rehearsals for the upcoming improv show, “Slapdash,” began Monday. The cast will be made up of Alyssa Burdine, Bret Fankhauser, Natalie Cramer, Seth Feierman, Dakota Wagner, Alexia Jenkins, Maddy Carroll, Megan Cramer, Joey Clutter, Shalynn Whear, Demetri Riter, and Sadies Moore. Logan Bauldauf will co-host alongside Mr. Miller. The show will feature these actors in various, hilarious improv games, with situations often given by the audience. Presale tickets for the show went on sale, and can still be bought from any cast member for $5 until May 25. The tickets will be $7 at the door, so save money and buy now! The show will be held on July 1.

The spring band concert was held on May 17 at Weir High. Both the middle school and high school band members participated.

On Sunday, May 20, the Baccalaureate ceremony, a voluntary religious ceremony for the graduating class, and senior dinner were held, shortly after the seniors’ last day on May 15. The Baccalaureate ceremony was held at Cove Presbyterian Church and was open to family and friends.

Senior dinner was held at the Serbian Picnic Grounds and was only open to the seniors. Senior recognition will be held on May 24 at 8 a.m. in the Weir High gymnasium. Family and friends are invited.

Graduation will be held on May 25 at the school gymnasium at 7 p.m., and tickets must be obtained from the graduating seniors beforehand. Good luck and farewell to our senior class, and congratulations Red Riders!

(Carroll and Wagner area juniors at Weir High School and student columnists for The Weirton Daily Times)