A press release from Stonington High School:
In April, Sarah Downie, daughter of Thomas and Deborah Downie of Stonington, and Audrey Jones, daughter of Captain Eric and Myriam Jones of Pawcatuck, will be honored at the Eighteenth Annual Connecticut Association of Schools Arts Recognition Banquet, which is held annually to honor the state’s outstanding seniors who manifest excellence in the visual and/or performing arts.
Sarah’s outstanding achievements in the visual arts have greatly influenced both SHS and the community; her graphic designs have been an integral part of the SHS Drama Department with her creative program covers and lobby displays for many shows, including Seussical and The Sound of Music. In addition to teaching Manga and Anime at the Stonington COMO, Sarah has continued her artistic pursuits in advanced summer course work at the Art Institute of New Hampshire’s Pre-College Program and is composing an original graphic novel set in Stonington Borough. Beyond high school, Sarah will continue her study and practice of art and plans to focus on the study of illustrations.
Over the past four years, it has been a pleasure to see Audrey’s work flourish on the Stonington stage. Her involvement in the SHS Drama program has been comprised of many great roles, including Kate Keller in The Miracle Worker (2010), Diana in Lend me a Tenor (2011), and Maria in The Sound of Music 2012. In the Spring production of The Drowsy Chaperone, Audrey is working as the Assistant Director of the musical. She sings in the high school’s Keynotes group, and she has performed in the All New England Honor Choir and the CMEA Eastern Region Honor Choir for the past four years. Audrey was selected for membership in the Connecticut All-State Choir for the past two years, and she is President of the SHS Drama Executive Board. Along with membership in the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Audrey has been the deserving recipient of many music and drama awards in her years at SHS. After graduation, Audrey plans on studying biomedical engineering and is considering a minor in musical theater.
Congratulations to both Sarah and Audrey!