Review and Preview: December/January


The entire cast and directors. Photo taken by Edleen Nieto

The entire cast and directors of Check Please.
Photo taken by Edleen Nieto

On December 8th, the X-Show Check Please, directed by Seniors Cara Crowley and Ryan Untch was performed to great applause. The play can be read about here.

  Leading up to the holiday season, Hilliard held their 27th annual tree lighting which took place in Old Hilliard. The lighting also consisted of animals, ice sculpting, and Christmas carolers from Darby’s Chamber Choir. More about the exciting event can be read here.

  Darby’s Percussion Ensemble had their first concert of the year on December 9th, which

Image provided by Shannon Devitt

Percussion Ensemble performing. Image provided by Shannon Devitt

featured songs like “Always”, “Alarm”, and “Jamaican Me Crazy”. Extra information regarding the concert can be found here.

  Some of the biggest games of the year are the College Football Playoffs, which were surrounded in controversy after Washington took the fourth space instead of Penn State. The details of the dispute are provided here.

  After the infamous 2016 election, the Issue 58 levy regarding Hilliard City Schools funding

Boys' JV Basketball plays against Olentangy Orange.

Boys’ JV Basketball plays against Olentangy Orange. Image taken by Karoline Betteridge.

passed by a small margin. Tons of material regarding this levy is located here.

  The boys’ Junior Varsity team lost to Olentangy Orange with a final score of 52-60. The Panthers played hard, but couldn’t pull ahead in the end. The defeat was covered here.

  December 10th was Darby’s gymnastics team’s first debut of the season, and pulled ahead for a win. The remainder of the season looks bright for the team, and their first victory can be read about here.

  Darby girls’ basketball won a hard fought victory on December 17th against Worthington Kilbourne, with the final score being 39 to 33. Read all about the game here.



  The night students will return from winter break, the third, the bowling team will be against Davidson at Ten Pin Alley. They will be against other rivals, Bradley, on the sixth.

  The theatre troupe will be holding the Thespian Central Ohio Area Conference, where schools from all over central Ohio gather to see shows and participate in workshops, on the seventh here at Darby. They will also be presenting their winter show, 12 Incompetent Jurors, a parody of 12 Angry Jurors, the last weekend of January, the 27th and 28th at 7:00 pm.

  On Martin Luther King day, the 16th, there will be no school, but that night both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams will play against Bradley.

  Women’s Chorale will be doing a lock-in this month as well, where they will spend the night in the school to bond and rehearse their music.  
  The final blood drive of this school year will the final day of January. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parents permission. One pint of blood can save up to three lives.

Written by Olivia Deslandes and Madeline Capka

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