Friday, November 22, 2013

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, performed by Duchesne High School

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, performed by Duchesne High School was fantastic!  Allyson McKee, Michelle Evans and Hyrum Peatross were fantastic in their parts of Aida/Amneris and Radames.  I am so glad I watched it.  Mitchell Lewis also did great in his part playing Mereb, as did Jennifer Ponath in her part of Sabot.  There were parts where I laughed, and parts where I cried.  The ending was great and wonderfully satisfying after all the twists and turns.

I loved it!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Disney's Beauty and the Beast performed by Union High School

On Nov. 18th, I went with my kids to watch Union High School's performance of Beauty and the Beast at Roosevelt Junior High. 

It was very well done, and well worth the trip.  The cast and crew were amazing, and gave a great performance.  Ms. Killian did a wonderful job. 

The young lady who played Belle was amazing, as was the young man who played the beast.  They were both able to get me pulling for them, and hoping that everything would come out all right.  The young man who played Gaston was great.  He did an excellent job coming across as the selfish bad guy out to get what he wants, no matter who he has to hurt along the way.

Union High did a great job, and I was glad I went.  I really enjoyed the play!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida

Duchesne High School will be presenting Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida on November 22, 23, 25 and 26th at 7:00 p.m.

I haven't seen it yet, but I am really looking forward to it!

The play begins in the present, but quickly takes the audience back into the past where the protagonists, Radames and Aida, from Egypt and Nubia respectively meet, and learn to love each other despite the fact that they're from rival countries.

I look forward to watching the play.  Duchesne High School's Drama Department has put on some great plays in the past, and I am confident that this will be great!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ms. Venita Kay Taveapont

On October 30, 2013, we lost a wonderful friend and teacher, Ms. Venita Taveapont.


She taught here at Uintah River High School for 13 years.  For the last few years, she has gotten more and more help from Ms. May Mountain as the Ute Language teacher.


Ms. Taveapont was born February 4, 1950 in Roosevelt, Utah.  She was a great lady, and dedicated her life to helping her students learn about their culture and language.


Ms. Taveapont knew that language is more than a mix of vocabulary words and grammar rules.  It is the core of a culture.  With its language intact, a culture’s heartbeat, stories, and memories go on.


Her funeral services were November 4, 2013 at the Fort Duchesne Gymnasium.  Many of the students of URHS attended.  They were respectful and quiet during the ceremony, and that was noticed and appreciated.


Thank you everyone who attended the funeral.  And for those who wanted to, but couldn’t, thanks for thinking of Ms. Taveapont.


Turgray-yahk, Ms. Taveapont.  Pooneekayvatsoomahdtah!