St. Patrick School presents "Journey to Bethlehem"


St. Patrick School’s annual Christmas Pageant will be presented Thursday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m., in the school gymnasium. The entire school enrollment will be featured in the play.

The pageant is an extension of classroom instruction in Reading, Religion, Language, Music and public speaking.

The play is under the direction of educators Melissa McConnell and Patty Brock. They are being assisted by teachers Thomas McKee, Anna Hillman, Lisa Darby, Sherri Jackson, Danielle Mick, Diana Hunte, Susan Moody, Lindsey Clevenger, Krista Paugh, and Andrew McDonald.

Also assisted by Jennifer Ammons, Leslie Butcher, Kay Droppleman, and Mary Catherine Atchison, teacher assistants.

Shelby Williams will provide the musical accompaniment for the performance.

The St. Patrick Strings Class under the direction of Patty Brock will perform “Joy to the World” and “Love Came Down at Christmas”.

The cast includes narrators Emilie Lough, Stormee Frymier, Bailee Kiger and Hunter Starett; Emma Hoskins as Mary; and Brandon Queen as Joseph; Elizabeth Ammons as the Innkeeper and Katie Clem as Angel Gabriel. Gracie Pettit, Jada Heater, Makaela Empoules will be the angels. Eden Morrison, Makenna West, and Kayleigh Paxson will be the Shepherds. Nick Murray, Keller Bennett and Joey Aman as the Three Kings. Ian Droppleman, Jakob Radcliff and Thomas O’Neill will be stagehands.

The Pre-School (3 year olds), under the direction of Krista Paugh and Mary Catherine Atchison, will sing “Mary Had a Baby” and “Baby Jesus We Love You”.

The Pre-Kindergarten class (4 year olds) will perform “Mary Rode a Donkey”, “What is Christmas” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”.

The Kindergarten class will perform “Born This Night” and “Angels We Have Heard on High”.

The First Grade will perform “In a Manger” and “Away In a Manger”.

The Second Grade will perform “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “Silent Night”.

Third Grade will perform “We Three Kings” and “The Friendly Beasts”. Fourth and Fifth Graders will perform “Go to Sleep O Child of My Joy” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”.

Middle School students will perform “Shepherds Came to Bethlehem” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

Fifth Grade Select Choir Cate O’Neill, Atilla Hunte, Allia Shaver, and Gabe Drost will perform “ It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”. Eliza Bush will sing “Once in Royal David’s City”.

The performance is free to the public and all are invited to attend.


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