• 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

Duncan recital set for Thursday

Duncan recital set for Thursday

Levi Duncan, a senior music major from Lamar University, will perform in concert at Panola College.

Levi Duncan will perform in recital at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 in Q.M. Martin Auditorium, as a guest performer for the Panola College Choral Department.  Judy Galetar will accompany for the recital.

Duncan is a graduate of Carthage High School and Panola College.   He is the son of Bear and Michelle Duncan of Carthage and the brother of Panola College sophomore Harley Duncan.

Duncan is currently a senior music education major at Lamar University, studying voice with Dr. Serdar Ilban. He has performed in productions of Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” and Gluck’s “Der betrogene Kadi.” He was a finalist and 2nd place winner at NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Greater Houston Chapter Vocal Competition where a judge labeled him as having a “world class voice.” Other honors include being awarded the Texas Choral Director Association’s General Scholarship and the prestigious Texas Music Educators Association Undergraduate Scholarship.

After the spring semester, Duncan will graduate from Lamar with his Bachelors of Music degree with Texas Teacher Certification (EC-12). He plans to continue his studies on the graduate level, pursuing a master’s degree in music in choral conducting.

The recital is free and refreshments will be served.

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