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ACTS seniors feted as the spring show ended

Seniors in the Archbishop Carroll Theater Society, including Too Jemahwuo, who played Sebastian in “The Little Mermaid,” and Rachel Durham, who played Ariel, were honored before the closing performance of the musical.

As Archbishop Carroll Theater Society closed its spring show “The Little Mermaid,” the cast, crew and staff said goodbye to the class of 2024 in a heartfelt ceremony that honored the class for their hard work.

The senior night was held on April 27 at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria before the final show.

The event started with lunch and an opportunity for friends and families to socialize before the awards and speeches.

The senior class also worked together one final time to create paper plate awards for the underclassmen. It is a longstanding tradition for the seniors to make up awards to give to younger students written only on paper plates.

There are 15 graduating seniors in the class of 2024. They are Angelina Alberici, Kevin Carroll, Ellie Clarke, Annalisa Laphen, Sophia Burghezi, Isis Holt, Rachel Durham, Too Jemahwuo, Kirstin Blake McGarvey, Kadie Kutlus, Sofia Cunicelli, Madison Mitchell, Aidan Chau, Sean Goodridge and Alex Rosen.

The underclassmen sat on one side of the room and the seniors sat on the other, facing their underclassmen friends and peers.

Each senior was assigned underclassmen to write a speech for them that was presented to them during the ceremony. The time is taken to describe the senior’s character and the impact they had on ACTS.

“I did Kadie and Alex’s speeches and they both liked them,” said junior An Vu. “I tried to make them personal to the person I was writing it for and even though other people may not have understood them, they did and it was all that mattered.”

After the speeches, the ACTS staff gave awards to the seniors and underclassmen for their hard work in this show and their theater careers as a whole. The director, Ms. Meg McNamara, presented awards for the cast and pit. The costume designer, Mrs. Sarah Fickling, presented awards for the costume crew. The stage crew director, Mr. Mike Ambler, presented awards for the stage crew.  

Each senior was given a certificate, a Carroll “C” with a theater pin on it and a color copy of “The Little Mermaid” playbill. The costume crew was also given an embroidered apron with their name as a special gift from Ms. Fickling.

“It was a very sweet gift,” said senior Sofia Cunicelli. “It is something that I can use in the future for any creative projects I have!”

The event ended with a slideshow of the senior class throughout the years. It was curated by junior Immacolata Capone.

Capone said she was happy to help send the senior class off.

“Some of my best friends are seniors,” said Capone. “I am glad that I was able to show them how much I have appreciated their company over the last few years and send them off right.”

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