By HOWARD BALABAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Medina Journal-Register — Three Medina students were feted at Monday’s board of education meeting.
The students — Madison Holland, Joe Mangiola, and Regan Stacey — all played a role in the production of Anything Goes in Lyndonville earlier this spring. All three were honored for their work recently by the Rochester Broadway Theater League, which encompassed schools from nine counties.
The joint effort between Medina and Lyndonville moved the group up in terms of competition class, yet the production value and acting ability of the students involved still led to several awards won.
Of the three honored Monday, Holland was considered a Rising Star from the Rochester group. Stacey and Mangiola earned Tip of the Hat awards. Stacey actually choreographed the production and Mangiola played two separate roles.
Stacey’s mother, Trish, briefly spoke to the board and thanked them for their efforts to bring the two schools’ drama departments together.
“It’s a 100 percent win-win situation,” she said. “Everything there was a need for was filled, and it was wonderful to look at the auditorium and see students from both schools in attendance.”
Board member Rosalind Lind congratulated the students, and she said the only negative she had heard regarding the combined effort of the schools regarded transportation.
Trish Stacey said parents and students with licenses carpooled to and from Lyndonville for rehearsals, and Medina provided a bus for those in the show during the school day performance for the elementary school students in Lyndonville.
“They definitely tried to make it work for everybody,” she said.
The three honored students agreed on Monday that the play led to many new friendships.
Also on Monday, Superintendent Jeff Evoy announced the district-wide celebration planned for June 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
“Each school will do something different,” he explained. “This isn’t an open house, but it is a night for our parents to get together socially and for us to showcase our students.”
Evoy said the event is meant to mark the end of the school year and that an ice cream social will be a part of it.
Additionally, the board said the new school sign is a new source of pride for the district in that it honors the past with Medina Sandstone. Evoy, a member of the Medina Sandstone Society, said the sign’s base was so well-received that at the latest society meeting the agenda included a picture it.
The board recognized Tim Ames and the district’s building and grounds crew for their efforts in helping bring the sign to completion.