Half Price Deals



4 years, 6 months ago Mary Griffith

It may seem harder today to find something positive to say about Quincy public school administration or teachers.

But, I rise to praise both.

The QHS musical is a perfect example of educators knowing their students and picking an art form to help those students show off individual talents.

L'il Abner is not my favorite musical, but I can see why the educators at QHS chose that show for this year.  It is filled with juicy "bit-parts" and "character roles" to let dozens of students shine.  The leads are great, but to shut out dozens of other equally talented students would have been a poor decision.  From Moonbeam McSwine to Mammy Yokum to Evil Eye Fleagle and Available Jones, every student cast in a supporting role steals the stage in their scenes.  The decision to let dozens of students have the spotlight if only for a brief moment was a wise one for the QHS educators.  Over 60 students get their name in the program as portraying a named character in L'il Abner.

I saw L'il Abner Wednesday night.  (The show runs thru Nov 12th).  At intermission, I spotted our Superintendent of Schools, Roy Webb.  Now, I fully expect top administrators to support activities in our schools.  Webb took time to come out on opening night.  The show wasn't finished until 11pm.  I don't know Webb well, but I do see him at a lot of school events.  He seems engaged beyond the 9-5.

Let's hope a school strike can be averted.  I take no side.  I simply rise to praise educators, support staff and administrators for caring about students.

On Air NOW

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

12:00 am - 4:00 am
Listen Live!