by Leah Hall
Eight members of the Drama Club of the Blount County campus are going to New York.
They raised $4,000 to pay for tickets to the Broadway show “Wicked,” hotel rooms for four nights, bus fare and other touring expenses.
In New York, members will see a Broadway play as well as visit the Museum of Modern Art, The Statue of Liberty and Yankee Stadium.
Dorothy Donaldson, a Drama Club advisor and mentor, said students worked together to achieve their goal. “I was impressed by everyone’s maturity and people skills,” she said. “People not able to go on the trip were also willing to work and help others. We had fun.”
Members sold coffee and donuts, pizza, Valentine’s Day chocolates, and hot dogs. They also had a bake sale, a yard sale and a car wash.
Club president Sabrina Runyon said, “Our members have worked extremely hard…they have faced many ups and downs, but have overcome to reach our main goal, and never lost focus.”
Donaldson said the club often meets to do theater exercises and games and have dinner together. Last semester club members joined to go to four different theatrical productions in the area.