• Panola College Drama's production of The Exonerated brought home 20 awards from the TCCSTA State Play Festival held at LCS-Kingwood this past week. Superior Production Trophy, Kyree Williams, Sophomore, was awarded the Bill Morton Acting Challenge Award (best actor), Avery Tindol, Superior-Acting, Darian Upshaw and Carenza Johnson, Excellence in Acting, The following students were awarded a Director's Superior in the following Technical areas, Ben Charrez,Stage Mangement, Mariah Fulbright, Assistant Directing, Christin Lindgren, Dramaturgy and Lobby Design, Alex Dutton, Lighting Design, Laura "Alfy" Lindsey, Sound Design, Keelan Moses, Costume Design, Nicole Cassell, Make-up Design Kaycee Ricketson, Scene Design, Ethan Xiu, Projection Design. Receiving the Respondents Award for Excellence in Tech were Kaycee Ricketson for Scene Design and Shadow Play Design, Ethan Xiu for Projection Design, Dewey Brannan III for Scrim Lighting Design. Panolal College's entire cast and crew received the Honor Crew award as well. PC Drama Director Karen King said, "I am so proud of these students. At the end of our production as the house went dark for the curtain call, the entire audience rose to their feet as one to give a standing ovation. It was an incredible moment for our students!" March 2, 2015

Community attends 2013 Constitution Day

Community attends 2013 Constitution Day

Joshua Renfro

Mr. Gene Christy and Professor Brian Naples

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 marked the 226th anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. To commemorate this mark in history, Panola held a noon ceremony in the Q. M. Martin Auditorium. Opening the event were performances of the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” by the Panola College band and choir, directed by Mike McGowan and Sandra Bauer. Brian Naples, government professor, hosted the event, and introduced guest speaker, retired U. S. Ambassador Gene Christy from Midland, TX.

Ambassador Christy recounted several memories from his time as an Ambassador, involving tales of his traveling with the Embassy to many areas of the world such as Indonesia, Haiti, and Moscow. At the conclusion of his remarks he answered questions from the audience.

Naples said it was an honor to have Ambassador Christy speak at Panola College on this important day in History.

To see more photos from the event, go to the 2013 Panola College Constitution Day Photo Gallery. (All photos by Josh Renfro.)

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