• 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

Pipers, Jazz Band combine for Christmas show

Panola Pipers and Panola College Jazz Band collaborated for the 2012 Christmas in Carthage event on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Carthage Civic Center.

More than 200 people attended the dinner and show, enjoying individual performances by singers during the meal. Members of the Pipers served the meal and visited with guests prior to the show. Chorale Director Sandra Bauer introduced the show and thanked Mike McGowan, Panola College Band Director, and the members of the Jazz Band for adding their musical talents to this year’s event.

The show included traditional Christmas favorites, with special musical arrangements by McGowan. Sara Haire, Megan Morrison, Trenton Wall, and Allie Szabo were featured soloists.

Members of the Panola Pipers are Willie Edwards, Sara Haire, Katrina Regan, Charity Lenox, Megan Morrison, Tess Mathis, Jaymie Coleman, Kalin Fodge, Allie Szabo and Dennis Brown.

Members of the Panola Jazz Ensemble are Chris Ward, drums; Raderrius Colbert, trombone; Skylar Williams, trumpet; Faustina Angel, French horn; Rachel Mukweyi, vibes, piano and xylophone; Jeremy Gressman, bass; Ross Reynolds, alto saxophone; Kayla Hallman, flute and tenor saxophone; and Mike McGowan, baritone saxophone.

Shawn Simonson served as sound technician for the show. More photos are posted in the Christmas in Carthage 2012 Photo Gallery.

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