Congratulations to our US students who have been nominated for a Halo award. King received 14 nominations, up from 8 last year! The Annual High School Halo Awards honors high school students' achievements in all aspects of theatre. Over 60 high schools from across the State of Connecticut are participating in the 16th Annual Halo Awards this year!
At King School, our students are exposed to many forms of creative expression and encouraged to pursue an artistic passion or discover a new one.
King’s Performing Arts program which includes theater arts and music, offers students the opportunity to make personal and cultural discoveries by participating in a creative, disciplined and collaborative process. Through a structured communal process, students develop self-confidence, perseverance, imagination, reflective thinking, and intuition.
The Visual Arts program at the King School stresses the importance of original creative thinking and personal artistic expression. Students learn to use and manipulate a wide range of media and techniques through assignments that are age appropriate yet challenging.
King’s stunning state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center (PAC) is an enviable setting for these creative pursuits. The lobby of the (PAC) doubles as extraordinary exhibition space for students, professional artists, and alumni.
Alonna Christy '19 shares her inspiration behind her piece, which will be showcased at the Colloquium. Visual Art and Athletics at King have empowered Alonna to become more vocal and involved. "Art and athletics provide a safe space for me - it makes me feel comfortable, be more vocal, and come out of my shell," adds Alonna.
Congratulations to Michelle Mulé '20 who was awarded three silver keys, for two poems and one short story, and six honorable mentions, for five poems and one short story, in this year's Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Michelle also received a Gold Key and an honorable mention for two additional photographs she submitted.
King is excited to host its fifth annual El Sistema Residency April 6-8 when talented musicians from our Middle and Upper Schools collaborate in intensive music workshops with visiting students of various El Sistema USA programs, including Stamford's own Project Music. The overarching focus of the residency is to inspire a connection between communities of different socioeconomic backgrounds, using the music ensemble as the vehicle through which to inspire deeper communication.
Earlier this month, a group of 25 students and five staffulty spent the long holiday weekend in the Treme in New Orleans during a King Cares service trip. The Treme is (according to New Orleans official guide) not only America's oldest black neighborhood, but was also the site of significant economic, cultural, political, social, and legal events that have shaped the course of events in Black America for the past two centuries. This year, in partnership with King Cares, members of the King jazz band took part in the trip to perform music and participate in service opportunities.
In March, US students will present the musical Mamma Mia! and it is sure to be an extraordinary experience for the cast, crew, and audience. The confidence to stand in the spotlight, or assist technically backstage, will also create a recipe for success in college, career, and life.