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Darien High School Orchestras won Silver and Gold at this weekend’s 2015 Heritage Performance Festival in New York City.  The Concert Orchestra won Silver with a combined score of 85 from the three judges.  The Chamber Orchestra won Gold with a combined score of 94.  And, the Pop Strings won Gold with a combined score of 92.  Bravo!

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Students from the Ceramics 2 class joined forces to showcase their artwork and share a love for nature, while giving some brightness to area agencies who help those in need.  Malta House and the Open Door Shelter, both in Norwalk, received lovely hand-thrown ceramic flower pots filled with DHS greenhouse plants.  Students reported they were “lucky” to experience the gratitude they received when they delivered the flower pots. Our students often provide such examples of their contributions to the world around them, and for that we are all grateful.  Well done!

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Many thanks to the Eco-Citizens who provided us with some thoughtful messages on Earth Day…from the musical interludes during passing time to activities in the cafeteria to the “lights out” end of the day…we were all reminded of important reasons to conserve our precious resources.

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At Homeroom time on Thursday, the senior class was treated to ice cream sundaes with guest scoopers Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Spark, Mr. Sullivan, Dr. Greenwood, Mr. Ribeiro, and Officer Palmieri.  There were lots of smiles as seniors prepare to leave for their senior internships!

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The Gaming and Quiz Bowl clubs hosted the first ever  Gaming with the Teachers, on Thursday afternoon. Students and teachers squared off playing Uno, Scrabble, Battleship, Bag toss, and video games. Students who beat the teachers had chances at prizes like a parking pass and prom tickets as well as bragging rights. The proceeds raised will be donated to Child’s Play, a charity that provides toys and games to children in hospitals.

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Two DHS students were recently honored at the 2015 High School Arts Awards banquet for their outstanding accomplishments in fine, and performing arts.  Danielle Williams (visual arts) and Julia Evans (music/performing arts) represented Darien High School and were the recipients of awards given at the event which was held on April 6.  Congratulations to Danielle and Julia and our wonderful faculty who have guided them along the way!

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Pictured L-R: Art Faculty Robert Sorensen, Music Faculty Jonathan Grauer, Julia Evans, Danielle Williams and Art Faculty Jaclyn Sammis