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West Bladen High Students perform Christmas play

West Bladen High Students perform Christmas play

Students in Amy Schumacher’s Exceptional Children’s class at West Bladen High School performed a Christmas play on Friday.

Schumacher said the students took on “Christmas in Whoville” which is based on the idea of the Grinch stealing Christmas from the children of Whoville.

Schumacher said the students learned that the Grinch couldn’t really steal Christmas because it was in the hearts of the Whoville children.

Schumacher said her students worked hard practicing and learning their parts for about one month.

The play was presented on Friday to all of the friends and family of the students and special guests including Bladen County Schools Superintendent Robert Taylor and some of the members of the board, said Schumacher.

Schumacher said even the class’ service dog got to take part as he played the role of Rudolph.

“Every student had a role,” said Schumacher.

Songs the student’s performed included an original composition written by Schumacher, Rudolph, Jingle Bells with instruments, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, the Hokey Pokey which was changed to the Merry Christmas, and Up on the Housetop.

Schumacher said the class also spent time this past month learning about upcycling and they made unique door prizes for the event.

“The children learned these items were trash to someone else,” said Schumacher of the upcycling lesson.

She said she also obtained some slabs of bark from saw mill operations and painted those and sold them throughout the month as well. Schumacher said the fundraiser earned about $600 for the class that will be used for field trips.

“My kids love acting. Everyone was so excited to get started (practicing),” said Schumacher of the experience.

Student left to right, Timmy Sessoms as The Grinch, Matthew Harris, Trevor Hancock, Grayson White, bottom row… Marisa Williams, Sage McDonald, Ana Cruz-Torres and Jester Tacoma Smith our service dog named after a beloved Student Tacoma that we lost last year due to heart failure.

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