Mattituck-Laurel: Mattituck High School variety show this Friday and Saturday

October brings with it not only Halloween, harvest fairs and bumper-to-bumper weekend traffic but Mattituck High School’s annual variety show. This year’s event, the 76th, will be take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23, in the high school auditorium. Tickets can be purchased in school today and tomorrow for $7 each. Whether it’s singing, dancing or comic routines, come see our students at their best!
Another school production that’s been in rehearsal since September is the junior high’s presentation of “Aesop’s Foibles.” Directed by MHS senior Marisa Russo, this comical take on Aesop’s Fables promises to be a laugh a minute. Performances will be held Nov. 18 and 19 so mark your calendars now and watch this column for more information.
Shannan Rehm is working hard to complete her master’s degree while thinking about a future with boyfriend Kevin Maida. The happy couple entered a contest called “Hitched on the House” and need your votes to win a free wedding. Visit and vote for couple number 35 to increase their chances of winning. Good luck!
Ali Surozenski and Zully Escalante kick off the week by celebrating their birthdays today, Oct. 21. Ryan Wilsberg, Christine Zaweski and Carl Timpone blow out candles on the 22nd; Joe Pfaff and Megan Collins on the 23rd; Marcy Menard on the 24th; Nicole Diffley and Kathleen Delaney on the 26th; and Gabriella Bardoneschi on the 27th.
MHS seniors John Bradley and Lillian McCullough deserve congratulations for being named Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship program. A letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented to them by the principal Shawn Petretti.
Brava to Melissa Hand and Lisa Beebe, two of Mattituck’s finest musicians, for being accepted into the All State ensembles that will perform in Rochester in December. Lisa, a junior, will play violin in the All State orchestra and Melissa, a senior, will sing with the All State women’s chorus. This puts them in the running to be a part of the All Eastern chorus and orchestra that will perform in the spring. Best of luck and congratulations!
The junior high Student Council will host its annual Halloween dance on Friday, Oct. 28, in the cafeteria. Students are welcome to come in costume and enjoy the music while spending time with classmates.
Just a  reminder: There will be a blood drive at the high school on Oct. 28. Contact Michelle Fussa in the guidance office to sign up.

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