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Musical Theatre Field Experience


JULIA H – Co-Director

Julia is a junior at Pendleton County High School.  She is an active member of PCHS concert choir, band, and drama department.  She is the attendance director of student council, co-treasurer of junior council, co-historian of band, and the clarinet section leader.  She is a member of Knoxville Baptist Church and is a member of the Praise Team.  This is her first time co-directing a GATES production.  She would like to thank her parents, brother and Jesus for always supporting her in her ambitions.

CLAY K – Co-Director

Claiborne (Clay) is a student that displays good citizenship, leadership abilities, community service outreach and character.  Clay has been active in FCCLA, FBLA, FCA, and 4H since entering high school.  Clay has played high school basketball, baseball and soccer.  Clay’s leadership in 4H has led him to be chosen to represent his district on 4H State Teen Council.  When not playing sports or being involved in 4H, Clay enjoys music and is in high school band, chorus and jazz band.  He has held lead roles in several of the school musicals.  Clay was Tinman in the “Wizard of Oz”, a waiter in “Hello Dolly”, Frank in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and Benny in “Guys and Dolls”.  In the Kincaid Regional Theater productions Clay was the Cowboy in in “The Christmas Story”, and the Radio Announcer in “A County Christmas Carol.  Currently, Clay plans to attend Morehead State University and would like to be a middle school teacher.

SARAH T – Choreographer

Sarah is a sophomore at Pendleton County High School and has been dancing for 13 years.  She has been competing since she was 5 years old throughout Kentucky, Ohio, and the East Coast.  In 2006, Sarah held the title of “Top Soloist” for her age group in Kentucky.  Sarah has danced at Centre Academy, Otto M. Budig Academy (part of the Cincinnati Ballet), and Alexandria Dance Academy.  She has performed in the Cincinnati Ballet’s Nutcracker, in various plays, and at Disney World.  Sarah is the Co-Captain of the Pendleton County Dance Team.  She is the daughter of Karl and Anita Tackett.

CHRISTINE P – Costumer

Christine is a junior at Pendleton Co. High School.  She has assisted with costumes for Kincaid Theatre's production of "Alice in Wonderland, Jr." and the production of "A Country Christmas" as well as performing in "Hello Dolly", "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", and "Guys and Dolls".  She loves working with Shannon Weaver on costumes and props.


MAYA L - Set Designer

Maya is a sophomore at Penldeton County High School.  She is an active member of A-Team, KUNA, and Drama Club.  Maya has performed in numerous plays throughout her years of school in Pendleton County as well as with Kincaid Regional Theatre.  She enjoys art, theatre, and gymnastics.



PCHS GATES Students Facilitate Sharp Production of Annie, Jr.
The Pendleton County GATES program fosters service-learning as a way of helping students to extend their boundaries, learn more, and use their talents to serve others. Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
A very theatrical PCHS service-learning endeavor has just gotten underway as high school students are working together to help showcase middle school talent through a production of Annie, Jr. The production will be directed by high school students Clay Knight and Julia Holland while costuming will be created by Christine Philpott and choreography by Sarah Tackett. The sets and props are being collected and created by Maya Lustenberg. Former PCHS student and current UC student, Brett Price, who wrote and directed last year’s middle school dinner theatre has agreed to act a co-general manager with GATES teacher, Michelle Lustenberg. Middle School chorus teacher, Debra Holland will be playing piano and band teacher, Ian Insko, will be working with the mics and the sound board for this production.
The high school students have all been involved in drama, music, and art activities through KRT, PC Band and Choir, and the GATES program throughout the years. Now they are being challenged to use these talents in a leadership position. The students have already held auditions and have begun practices for what should prove to be a highly successful show. The show is scheduled to be performed on the Falmouth School Center stage on January 25th and 26th. Doors will open at 6:30 and performance will begin at 7:00. Students will also be performing dress rehearsals for other students in the district during the day on January 24th and 25th,