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The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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Laughs Optional!

The ARHS improv group, Needs IMPROVment is excited to announce their Improv and sketch comedy show! This year’s show, “Laughs Optional” will feature improv and sketch comedy created by 23 ARHS students. We will play many games that are famous and favorites of the improv enthusiast or just plain fun for someone looking for some good PG-13 entertainment. The entire night is created by ARHS students and will be fast-paced, funny, and interactive. The performances are Thursday, May 12 and Friday May 13 in the ARHS Black Box at 7pm. The admission is $5 at the door. No reservations are required. This is the final drama performance of the year, help make it a huge success for our students!


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ARHS sophomore and her drawing will travel to Washington DC

Please share in our congratulations to sophomore Deven Bullard, who won Best of Show at this year’s Congressional Art Awards Competition! Her ballpoint pen drawing, “Seeing Through the Virus,” will hang in the US Capitol Building for one year, representing the Second MA Congressional District. In addition to the award, Deven received plane tickets to the ceremony in Washington later this year.

Congratulations should also be extended to sophomore Ellie Ouano, for “Untitled (unmasked)”, which won Second Place in the Photography category.

Each year, members of the House of Representatives hold a student art contest, selecting one piece to hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the Capitol for a year. In addition to the work selected, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards are given in Painting, Drawing, Photography, Computer Art, and Collage/Mixed Media. The competition is open to the entire 2nd Congressional District. You can learn more about the competition here, and see some of the 2021 selections from MA here

Thank you to all the students who entered work in the competition! Works will be on display during our Spring Art show, May 16-27.

Deven Bullard Seeing through the Virus

Sarah Hoskins Waterfall 

Olivia Kardos Raw Beauty 

Jasmine Little Acceptance 

Ryan DiVitto Outlook 

Ryan Daloisio Julia at 12 

Jane Robillard Viking Me 

Meredith Wu True Emotions 

Karma Bebawy Self-Portrait 

Axel Soderquist Trying an Idea 

Katy O’Connell Dodgeball Destiny 

KatyO’Connell Sidewalk Chalk 

Katy O’Connell Frisbee From a Distance

CJ Bourbeau Morning Frisbee 

Ellie Ouano Untitled (unmasked) 

Celine Goncalves Confidence 

Linda Hu By Your Side 

Katherine Lanoue Coffee


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Drama Offerings at ARHS

Course selection is here! We have 3 wonderful drama classes to offer. Develop your basic acting and communication skills, improve collaboration, empathy, social skills and self confidence. The ultimate goal if for students to free more comfortable in their own skin both on stage and in everyday life. Check it out and reach out to Mr. D’Agostino if you have any questions!