Category Archives: Shelby Pennington

Seniors win Turkey Bowl 20-6

By Taylor Watt and Shelby Pennington


New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Art Show showcases student creativity

By Mia Boutelle

Photos by Shelby Pennington

The silky smooth sound of the New Albany High School string trio plays softly in the main room of Carnegie Center. Student artwork decorate the walls and the ground surrounding the room.

The New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Art Show took place from April 15 to April 29, with the awards being given on the April 27. Student art from both FC and New Albany were shown, as well as Highland Hills Middle School, Scribner Middle School, and Hazelwood Middle School. FC had a total of 36 placements, including merits.

FC Winners based on grade

Ninth grade:

Alayna Gauntt – Painting

Kathryn Yankey – Design

Emma Koopman- Sculpture

Presley Schroeder- Printmaking

Noah Lukinovich- Drawing

Sydney Moeller- Drawing

Molly Sorrels- Drawing

Sydney Moeller- Drawing

Fiona Grannan- Painting


Tenth Grade:

Riley Woodruff- Drawing

Taylor Hannon- Drawing

Jonah Maschowsky- Painting

Caitlyn Daggy- Painting

Eden Harmon- Sculpture

Hannah Farber- Printmaking

Rachel Gainous- Printmaking


Eleventh Grade:

Rose Korte- Sculpture

Hadley Enlow- Sculpture

Savannah Bartel- Sculpture

Olivia Didat- Sculpture

Shelby Pennington- Printmaking

Mackenzie McClanahan- Printmaking

Shelby Woods- Functional Ceramics

Claire Wheeler- Functional Ceramics

Mia Boutelle- Digital Imagery

Rose Korte- Sculpture


Twelfth Grade:

Halee Tanner- Drawing

Erin Blackwell- Painting

Isabella Castille- Mixed Media

Constance McQueen- Mixed Media

Jolie Anderson- Functional Ceramics

Nikolas Vellinger- Functional Ceramics

Anna Rogers- Digital Imagery

Emily Parker- Drawing

Jolie Anderson- Ceramics

My Fair Lady continues this weekend

Editor’s note: My Fair Lady opened on March 10 and runs until March 19. Tickets can be purchased on

Photos by Shelby Pennington

One Act Festival presents young directors’ talents

By Sophie Howie.

Photos by Shelby Pennington

As the dimming lights silence the talkative crowd seated throughout Studio One, a voice welcomes the audience, gives a lengthy thank you to all the sponsors that helped fund the One Act Festival, and introduces the two individuals who made the night possible. Once the footsteps in the dark still, a burning spotlight settles on the figures of junior Will DeVary and senior Sarah Denison. Together, they provide a general overview of the evening, briefly describing their shows and the actors associated with each, and giving thanks to a handful of contributors. On January 27, 28, and 29, these young directors showcased their skills in directing their own productions of The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder and White Lies by Richard James.

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Review: Theatre Department puts on ‘Into the Woods Jr.’

By Aubrey Hertle & Photos by Shelby Pennington

On Jan. 18, I had the pleasure of attending an FC theater production of Into the Woods Jr.  The musical was produced by the musical theatre class here at FC. It was originally performed on an elementary school tour, but they had two special showings of it on Wednesday evening.

Into the Woods is a musical about a baker (junior Jordan Burger) and his wife (sophomore Elizabeth Hallal), who desperately want a child but are incapable of conceiving one. They are visited by an evil witch (seniors Sarah Dennison and Brooklyn Ivey), who demand  they head into the woods and bring her four items to lift the curse over them, which she had put on the baker’s father for stealing from her garden. These items include a cow as white as milk, hair as yellow as corn, a cape as red as blood, and shoes as pure as gold. In the quest to find these items, we get to meet characters from many other fairy tales who have their own agendas but often run into the baker and his wife in the woods.

Despite minimal props and costumes, the musical really was a sight to see.  The cast was able to keep the audience engaged and interested through the duration of the hour-long play. I really enjoyed the plot and characters. The musical numbers were beautifully executed, and the cast was enthusiastic about the material they were performing.

The musical had virtually no set. The story was completely conveyed through props and acting. The trees were actors, and the scenery was purely up to the audience to imagine. The characters were beautifully portrayed and hilarious to watch (my personal favorite being Rapunzel, played by junior Mitchell Lewis).

My mother, Rebecca Hertle, is a fourth-grade teacher at Floyds Knobs Elementary School and she loved seeing the performance and the kids really did too. I sincerely hope that this is a worthwhile tradition that the FC theatre will continue to do for years to come.