MICHAEL KERR - BEST OF SHOW AWARD
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Seventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational
Parents, teachers, student artists, and community members are invited to the opening reception and awards presentation for the
Seventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 with the award presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The masks are juried by a panel of local art experts in separate age divisions with all masks competing for the “Best in Show” award. On Purim, it is a mitzvah (commandment) to hear the Megillat Esther (The Book of Esther) that tells the story of Purim read aloud. Due to Esther’s disguising her identity as a Jewess, it has become custom to dress up and mask one’s identity during the Purim feast. Students create wearable masks recognizing Purim, a joyful holiday occurring on March 24, 2013 (Jewish Year 5773).
The majority of students in Tulsa area schools are from faiths other than Judaism and are often unaware of Jewish culture and traditions. In creating a mask for Purim and learning the story of Esther and other Purim traditions, students are able to learn more about other cultures and religions. The show is on display in the Brodsky and Special Exhibition Galleries from February 24 – April 7, 2013.
Congratulations to Alex Kingsley for winning 2nd place and Taylor Spaulding for taking 1st place in Original Oratory at their first ever Competitive Speech & Debate Tournament. Riley Bengel also performed really well during his debates. This was also Riley’s first tournament and he has a Full Ride available to Cameron University! Our entire Competitive Speech & Debate team is new and they are all doing really well!
Our Charger Football team finished the season 8-2, the best season in more than 20 years. Way to go, Chargers!
The Memorial Band Instrumental Ensembles competed at the OSSAA District Solo and Ensemble contest February 23 in Broken Arrow. The ensembles performed exceptionally well, with each of the three ensembles receiving a rating of excellent or superior.
The three ensembles that competed, and their rating were:
Clarinet Quintet – Excellent Rating
Mixed Woodwind Ensemble – Excellent Rating
Brass Choir – Superior Rating
Congratulations to Amariyani Newsome and Brian Zamarripa who auditioned and were selected for the NOADSO Honor Orchestra.
They are 2 of only 10 violinist selected from the entire district for the Advanced Orchestra group.
Congratulations to the following MHS Students who successfully auditioned
for TPS Metro Honors Choir:
Brianna Van Volkinburg
They make us proud!
Dr. Donald W. Armstrong