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CES Presents Sense and Sensibility

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Tickets are on sale now for Christ Episcopal School’s (CES) production of Sense and Sensibility, which will be staged Thursday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Croxton Family Theater in the Dathel Fine Arts Center on the school’s Christwood Boulevard Campus. 
The play is directed by Dr. Anne-Liese Juge Fox. Cast members include Martha Rigney, Andrew Kerr, Luke Nicaud, Caroline Ahrons, Gabby Uson, Preston Nielson, Wyatt Saucier, Becca Preston, Meghanne Willie, Patrick McQuaid, Amelia Thompson, Isabella Post, Reece Loustalot, Parker Richardson, Hailey Wendelstedt, and Paige Gardner. 
Stage manager is Jordan Magness, and assistant stage managers are Emma Pagliarulo and Ladd Duvic. Poster design is by CES sophomore Martha Rigney.
Sense and Sensibility opens on Thursday, Nov. 14, with an Opening Night Gala at 7 p.m. Performances continue on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. The CES theater is located at 80 Christwood Blvd. in Covington.

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Record-Breaking Season For CES Speech & Debate Team

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The Christ Episcopal School Speech and Debate Team continued its record-breaking season by notching a Second Place Second Sweepstakes win for speech events at the National Catholic Forensics League national qualifier March 8 – 10. The qualifier was for the New Orleans and Baton Rouge district and was hosted by St. Augustine High School in New Orleans.
In addition, four of our Speech Team members also qualified to compete at the National Grand tournament in Milwaukee over Memorial Day weekend.
Our National Qualifiers are Becca Preston and Olivia Fried for Duo Acting; Katie Werner for Original Oratory; and Gabrielle Uson for Oratorical Declamation.

CES Speech Team members, l-r, Katie Werner, Becca Preston, Olivia Fried and Gabrielle Uson, have qualified to compete at the National Grand Tournament in Milwaukee in May.

District national qualifier tournament medal winners were Becca Preston, first place for Original Oratory; Olivia Fried, first place for Oral Interpretation; Katie Werner, finalist for Original Oratory, Gabrielle Uson, finalist for Oratorical Declamation; Becca Breston and Olivia Fried, finalists for Duo Acting; and Olivia Fried, finalist for Dramatic Performance.
Thirteen of our team members are now preparing for the State Tournament of Champions, which well be held March 28 – 30 at Newman in New Orleans. This was the first season that CES has had this many state tournament qualifiers. Congratulations!

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Christ Episcopal Presents Mary Poppins

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The production, featuring student actors from the CES junior high and high school, opens Friday, Feb. 8, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 17. Friday and Saturday curtains are at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults and are available at
Leading roles are: Emma Pollet, Mary Poppins; Reese Richards, Bert; Amelia-Kate Thompson, Winifred; Reece Loustalot, George; Ryder Clark, Michael; and Remi Waguespack, Jane.

Additional cast members include Myleah Acosta, Caitlin Braswell, Georgia Burke, Ella Buras, Elizabeth Burris, Claire Caplinger, Jordan Dalton, McKenna Fussell, Dorothy Gray, Michael Gray, Catherine Frolich, Nathan Hernandez, Avery Johnson, Ella LaBorde, Charlotte Lemieux, Allie McGehee, Alex Moore, Maggie Muntan, Emily Ovella, Paisley Pierson, Sophie Pinto, Martha Rigney, Catherine Siporski, Sam Sterling, Gabrielle Uson, Lucy Vanderbrook, Camille Villar, Maddie Williams, and Meghanne Willie.

Stage crew members are Roger Bouche, Zoe Couch, Betsy Cook, Georgie Rigney, and Kate Tournillon; and fly crew members are Aidan Gagliano, Andrew Holzhalb, Jordan Magness, and Brandon Stephens.

Mary Poppins is directed by Peggy Aultman. Music direction is by Alyssa Carranza, choreography is by Kristen Johnson, and set and costume direction is by Ruth Siporski.
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CES Presents “The Crucible”

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Tickets are on sale now for Christ Episcopal School’s (CES) production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the haunting classic drama based on historical people and true events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials in 1692.
The Crucible opens the day after Halloween, allowing audiences to extend the bewitching season for a few more days. The classic play will be staged Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 1-3, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m., in the Center of Inquiry theater on the CES campus, 80 Christwood Boulevard in Covington.
Directed by Dr. Anne-Liese Juge Fox, the story unleashes the destructive power of greed, resentment, and jealousy in Salem Village that leaves 19 people dead in its wake. Written as a parable about McCarthyism in his time, this electrifying drama stands as one of the most-produced American plays on professional and high school stages for more than 65 years.

Cast members in the CES production include Reece Loustalot, Emma Pollet, Becca Preston, McKenna Fussel, Olivia Fried, Patrick McQuaid, Andrew Kerr, Ben Sterling, Meghanne Wilie, Isabella Post, Reese Richards, Aiyana Thomas, Paige Gardner, Hailey Wendelstedt, Gabrielle Uson, Destiny Dane, Martha Rigney, Cerin Satik, Georgie Rigney, Gregory Gilmore, Rod Chandler and Wyatt Saucier.
Tickets are $8 for students, $12 for general admission available online at

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CES Athletes Named All-Metro Top 20

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Covington, LA – Two Christ Episcopal School (CES) student-athletes were named to the | The Times-Picayune All-Metro Top 20 Female Athletes of the Year list, which was released June 19.
Gabby Leahy, a senior, ranked #7 on the list. In her first year of playing organized basketball, she led the Wildcats to the Division V state title in the school’s first year of competition as a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA). She averaged 21 points per game with five rebounds, five assists and three steals, and was the state title game’s MVP, scoring a game-high 33 points.
Svenya Stoyanoff, an eighth grader, ranked #11 on the list for her role in helping CES capture Class C state team titles in both cross country and track and field. She also took the Class C individual crown at the state cross country meet, notched individual Class C state track wins in the 800-meter and 1600-meter races, and was a part of the winning 4×400-meter relay team. 
About CES athletics: In its first year as a member of the LHSAA, CES celebrated three state championships, including Girls Cross Country Class C, Girls Basketball Division V, and Girls Track and Field Class C. The Wildcats also had a state finalist in its Boys Track and Field Class C team. Cheer, sailing, equestrian, cross country, volleyball, flag football, swimming, basketball, soccer, baseball, track and field, golf, tennis, and lacrosse are all offered at CES.