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Dramatic arts receive boost at Manogue
by Tribune Staff
Jul 29, 2012 | 1544 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Bishop Manogue Catholic High School has received a $119,750 grant from the E. L. Wiegand Foundation to fund an innovative performing arts program that will benefit students in all five of the Diocese of Reno’s Catholic schools: Bishop Manogue, Our Lady of the Snows, Little Flower, St. Albert the Great and St. Teresa of Avila.

The grant will help develop increasingly complex programs and productions as students advance to high school. The K-12 instruction will progressively address public speaking, voice and diction, creative movement, improvisation, storytelling, memorization and acting. High school courses will include Drama I, Drama II and Theater Production, along with seasonal stage performances.

The grant comes at a time when the fine arts have been specifically targeted by the Diocese of Reno and the Bishop Manogue administration as an area for growth in Catholic education.

“Budget considerations have made it a challenge to consistently offer a comprehensive performing arts curriculum,” Bishop Manogue President Christopher Whitty said. “It is our goal to stabilize, grow, and expand our fine arts offerings. Thanks to the E. L. Wiegand Foundation’s extreme generosity, we are now able to do so, not only for our high school-age students, but for our younger students as well. We could not be more thrilled with this opportunity.”
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