Word of Real Beautiful Powerful, an organization started by a Woodinville High School junior, has spread quickly. The organization dedicated to promoting inner beauty and empowering women has recently received requests to visit elementary schools as far away as Anacortes and offers of help from the COOs of companies.
Woodinville High School Theatre Company is excited to present its upcoming winter play, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The show runs Jan. 28-31 at 7 p.m. in the Woodinville High School Theater.
Everyone knows the play — two households, two young lovers…a balcony. So, how do you make a tale that has been told thousands upon thousands of time, and read by every ninth grader for the past century, accessible and engaging to a modern audience? The WHS Theatre Company has adapted the play in such a way to move the action forward at a contemporary pace, reset the show in a stark black and white world, cross-cast several key players, yet has retained the language, structure and spirit of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Come out and see this classic in a new light.
Imagine this: you’re at Emerald City Comicon, rushing through the convention center to get to the next panel, your hands full of papers and knickknacks you’ve collected. You’ve spent the whole weekend standing in line to get photos and autographs with celebrities from your favorite TV shows, getting drawings from your favorite artists, and collecting business cards from vendors so you can check out their online stores when you get home. At the end of the weekend, odds are all that stuff will go into a plastic bag and to the bottom of your closet.
Randy Briley wasn’t able to pursue his dream until he hit hard times. He had been working in the game industry for 23 years when, suddenly, he was laid off. Suddenly, pursuing his passion was the only way to support his family. “It was through difficult circumstances that I found my way back to what I love doing,” Briley said.
He now has written and illustrated several books for children and middle grades. He also makes and sells concrete sculptures.
Two local women have earned master’s degrees in biology through a program that involves studying at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, volunteering locally, taking classes through a university in Ohio and even, optionally, traveling to Belize.
Anna Busse of Woodinville and Sarah Crumb of Bothell graduated in December from the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) offered through Miami University in Ohio. To earn degrees through the AIP, students take online classes through Miami University and study at one of eight “master institutions” throughout the country, including Woodland Park Zoo, said Jamie Bercaw Anzano, director of communications for Project Dragonfly.