Showcase presents ‘best of best’

Courtesy photo

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From improvisational acting to drill team demonstrations and a Quiz Bowl question and answer session, Clovis High School students will show off the best of the best next week in their second annual Spring Showcase.

According to Alexa Pickel, CHS art teacher and one of the showcase organizers, the school will be open to parents and community members next Thursday evening with high school departments and students displaying work, conducting tours, and even offering games for the little ones.

The school’s agriculture program will have a cow milking demonstration as well as a petting zoo, and the art department will display its projects along with having interactive activities for young children.

Science and math departments will also present student work and games, and sports department coaches will offer free hot dogs and chips.

In addition, the high school marching band, choir and JROTC will perform and offer demonstrations.

Principal Wayne Marshall said the showcase will function as an open house that displays who the faculty, staff and students are as a school.

“It’s kind of a celebration of who we are,” he said.

Ninth-graders from the Freshman Academy are also invited to the showcase so they can get a taste of what’s in store for them, Marshall said.

In addition to displaying their work for the community, Pickel said the showcase is a good opportunity for students to show their peers what they’re up to in different classes.

“I am proud of our school for getting it all together,” Pickel said. “I just think that it’s a nice thing to take time out of our day and say, ‘Hey, here’s the best things that we see.’”

Marshall said the event will also give students the chance to get involved and become a part of the school in new ways.

“When students get involved in their school, they’re more successful and they’re more apt to come to school,” he said.