‘Letters to Sala’

BHS Theatre tackles ‘intense’ subject

Sophomore Delaney Sears, who plays young Sala in three BHS Theater productions of “Letters to Sala,” during a rehearsal scene with senior Brady Moldrup who plays a Nazi officer, Herbert, who is a high-ranking labor camp guard. Although illustrating the courage of one young girl who is thrown into a world of brutal hardships, Bearden High School Theatre Department’s spring play is so intense adults are asked not to bring their children below middle school age.

Illustrating Nazi brutality in its European labor camps during World War II, “Letters to Sala” is a play chronicling the life of Sala Garncarz, a young girl “taken from her home in Poland in 1940 and forced into a series of … camps over five years,” a BHS press release stated.

“Sala dangerously carried, hid and even buried her letters and pictures from family members,” the press release further stated.

This play also illustrates how Sala’s family struggles coming to terms with the conflict of preserving the past or protecting their family’s privacy in 1990s New York.
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Farragut High School Soccer Pancake Breakfast

Head coach Wallie Culbreth with Class of 2014 alumni Kai Miettinen, left, and Marvin Mendy A huge crowd of Farragut High School boys soccer boosters and their families joined coaches, players and other classmates for the program’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser earlier this year.

Seasons Innovative Bar & Grille, 11605 Parkside Drive, provided scores of hot, tasty breakfast meals Saturday morning, Feb. 28.

For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces in our print edition.

FPS artistic talent showcased at annual event

Claire Shields, a Farragut Primary School first-grader, shows her artwork that was on display at the 2015 FPS Art Show’s reception Friday, April 3, in Farragut Town Hall. Approximately 250 people turned out for this year’s 2015 Farragut Primary Schools Art Show’s reception.

Every year, the Town sponsors the art show, which took place Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3, in Farragut Town Hall. While the show gave the community an opportunity to see the artistic works of the community’s young artists, the reception, which took place Monday, March 30, in Farragut Town Hall, honored those artists and their works, Chelsey Riemann, Farragut public relations coordinator, said.

While family members snapped photographs of their favorite artists, Town staff treated attendees to refreshments.

“It’s going great,” Lauren Cox, Town special events and program

coordinator, said during the reception.
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