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Meet Our New Writer ~ Clearview Student, Erin Moran

Erin MoranMullica Hill Mom is thrilled to welcome our new guest writer, Erin Moran!

Erin is a junior at Clearview Regional High School and will be writing for our newest section, THE VIEW.  As a top journalism student and the features editor for The Pioneer newspaper, Erin is the perfect person to keep us up to date on what’s going on at Clearview.

Clearview Regional High SchoolWhen she’s not busy writing, Erin loves to sing.  She’s a member of Clearview’s Vocal Ensemble as well as the girls’ a cappella group, Pretty In Tune.  Erin is also an active member of the S.U.R.E club (Students United for Respect and Equality).

Look for monthly updates from Erin right here in THE VIEW section of MHM to stay in the loop on the latest Clearview news!

Clearview Students Thrive in Summer Art Program

summer art programWritten by: Erin Moran

While most Clearview students spent July on the beach or trying to escape the heat, eleven dedicated art students spent the month at school for a summer art program run by art teachers Mr. Dennis Weaver and Mrs. Meghan Cangi.

 During the school year, art students have assignments they must complete that teach them various skills, but students have more freedom in summer art camp.

Upcoming senior, Sarah Apollo, said, “In school, you have deadlines and certain projects in a schedule. Summer art is definitely art1more about you personally.”

In summer art we can just do art for fun or work on certain skills that we feel we should work on,” said upcoming  junior Lauren Eckert. “It’s pretty much just free studio time.”

In summer art camp, students have access to all the equipment they need to do as many projects as they want. This year, the camp even brought a pottery wheel over from the middle school to open up even more creative possibilities to students.

summer art programSummer art even helps some students as they prepare to apply to colleges.

“Since my senior year starts this September, this summer I’ve been trying to focus on college portfolio projects,” Apollo said. “In the past I would just do whatever I felt like.  Now I try to have a variety of mediums and a consistency of production.”

Even with an added focus on college preparation, summer art camp is a personal and fun environment for art students and a way to extend a well-loved class far beyond the school year.

I really enjoy it because I can get a closer relationship with my art teachers and they can help me more closely and just do more than I could in a school class,” Apollo said. “It’s time well spent.”

Clearview Plans Memorial for Military Alumni

Clearview Military Memorial

Written by: Erin Moran

For most Clearview students, high school is preparation for college. Four long years of hard work, all-nighters, and cramming before tests all lead up to the day the acceptance letter from one’s dream school finally arrives in the mail.

However, in the midst of all the college-craziness, Harrison Township’s Deputy Mayor Dennis Clowney, along with the Veterans’ Commissions of both Harrison and Mantua Townships, noticed that students going into military service were not receiving proper recognition.

They decided to remedy the situation by planning a Clearview Military Memorial that will hang in the hallways of the school. “We just wanted to do something for the students at Clearview that served,” Clowney said. “Nothing seems to go to the guys and gals going into the service. We just thought this would be a nice way to recognize them.”

The memorial will consist of six large wooden plaques: one for each branch of military as well as “a special one on the end for the guys who made the ultimate sacrifice,” according to Clowney. It will honor all military personnel that graduated from Clearview by stating their names, branches, and years of graduation on their branch’s respective plaque. Work on the memorial will begin once the Veteran’s Commissions collect enough names. The plaques are set to hang in the Toscano Theater lobby under a flag that was flown in Afghanistan.

If you or anyone you know is a Clearview graduate who went on to serve in the military, please submit the graduate’s name, graduation year, branch of service, and phone number and/or e-mail address (if available) to either Harrison Township Deputy Mayor Dennis Clowney at dclowney@harrisontwp.us or Harrison Township Clerk Diane Malloy at dmalloy@harrisontwp.us. Be sure to include your name and phone number or e-mail address in your submission to receive information about the dedication ceremony.

Clearview Baseball Team Travels to Myrtle Beach

Written by: Erin Moran

To prepare for the upcoming season, Clearview’s Varsity and JV baseball teams took a 12-hour trek by coach bus to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the spring Cal Ripken pre-season tournament. The team stayed in condos for five days, March 26-30, and played five games that did not count toward their normal record against teams from Tennessee, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Clearview Baseball

Players didn’t get much down time; when they weren’t playing a game, they were practicing and eating home-cooked meals prepared by Clearview teacher, Mrs. Angela McEvoy. However, the team did get to take a break from baseball and spend a night at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach’s equivalent of a boardwalk.

According to junior TJ Dezzi, who plays on the Varsity team, the trip was beneficial to the team in more ways than one.

“The trip served many good purposes for our team,” Dezzi said. “First, we got 5 games in to warm up before we even started playing real games back at home. Also, it helped all the guys come together as a team and bond. Not to mention we got to go to the boardwalk and go swimming at the hotel. It really was just a great time and I believe we will be going back next year.”

Check the Clearview website for the spring sport schedule to support Clearview baseball and other sport teams.

Clearview Presents Young Frankenstein ~ March 21st – 23rd

Written by: Erin Moran

Clearview Regional High School’s musicals never disappoint, but this year’s production of Young Frankenstein, a musical that is new to Clearview’s stage, promises to entertain and delight audiences in a new way – through comedy.

 Young Frankenstein, is unlike past years’ productions of the dark, emotional Les Miserables, cute, peppy Hairspray and the more traditional The Wizard of Oz. While Clearview’s musicals usually have a deeper, more meaningful significance, Young Frankenstein is, above all, silly.

Clearview Spring Musical “This year, we’re doing a show that nobody is really familiar with. It’s a slapstick comedy, which is outside our box, so it’s been so much fun to tackle,” said senior, Melissa Holtzhauser, who is playing the role of Inga in her fifth and final Clearview musical.

 Despite being a different, less familiar show than Clearview is used to, the show holds a special place in the hearts of the cast.

 “This show is also special to me because I am a senior this year, so it’s my last show on the Clearview stage,” said senior, Sarah Knapp, who is playing the role of the hermit in her fourth production at Clearview. “This year stands out because the cast is very small and also very close.”

 The much-anticipated show is approaching quickly. Opening night is Thursday, March 21 at 7:30, followed by 8:00 shows on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. Come prepared to laugh at the show’s cheeky one-liners, physical comedy and tap-dancing monster.

  “This show has it all. Comedy, romance, action, something for everyone. Coming to see the performance would mean a great deal to the staff, crew, and cast who worked hard to put it together, and we guarantee you a good time,” Holtzhauser said.

 “To all the people contemplating whether to come: stars start young,” said sophomore, Pat Knapp, who is playing the title character, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein. “You could be seeing any of the future faces of Broadway on the Clearview stage.”

 Ticket Information:

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for students.  They are available at the door, but advance purchase is recommended as follows:

  • Wed. 3/6, Wed. 3/13, Thurs. 3/14 and Mon. 3/18:  from 7-8pm in the high school theatre lobby
  • Sat. 3/16 –Sun. 3/17 from 9-11am in the theater lobby
  • Thurs. 3/14-Wed. 3/20 from 2-3pm in the high school main lobby