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Strong Family Dance Assembly Welcomes Back UBW Troupe

As part of the annual Strong Family Dance Assembly, RCDS welcomed Urban Bush Women (UBW), a modern dance company based in Brooklyn, N.Y., for a series of on-campus performances and workshops. UBW's performance impressed students, faculty, and staff in all three divisions with its bold, innovative, demanding, and exciting style that challenged assumptions about people of color, body types, movement styles, society, and history.

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Students Recognized at 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Thirty-one RCDS students have been recognized by the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which were established in 1923 by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers to recognize "the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation's youth." A jury of leaders in the visual and literary arts blindly judges student submissions on the basis of the Awards' core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. Student talent and skill are acknowledged by a Gold Key Award (top honor), Silver Key Award, or Honorable Mention. Visit artandwriting.org/about-us/ for more information on the awards.

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Students Recognized for Achievement in Art and Writing

Forty- three RCDS students have been recognized by the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which were established in 1923 by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers to recognize “the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation's youth.” A jury of leaders in the visual and literary arts blindly judges student submissions on the basis of the Awards' core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. Student talent and skill are acknowledged by a Gold Key Award (top honor), Silver Key Award, or Honorable Mention. Visit artandwriting.org/about-us/ for more information on the awards.

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Upper School Production Nominated for four Metropolitan High School Theater Awards
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Legally Blonde, who received four Metropolitan High School Theater Award nominations (the high school version of the TONY Awards)! Forty-eight productions and over 2,500 students from high schools in Westchester, Putnam, Bergen, and Rockland counties were viewed by theater professionals this past winter and spring. The entire RCDS cast and crew received the Best Production Number nomination for "Whipped into Shape." Individual nominations included: Best Dance Performance: Remie Houston; Best Comedic Performance: Bennie Weber; and Best Acting Performance: Keith Pagnani. The awards ceremony will be held at Stepinac High School in White Plains on Monday, June 6.
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