Among the 39 actors in St. Gregory's production of "Les Misérables" are: Top row - Diana Hurtado, left, Sophia Rightmer, George Tillery, Maya Encila and Stewart Bass. Seated - Daniel Rosenberg, left, and Sam Mainman.
Editor's note: Sam Mainman, a senior, plays the role of Cosette in the St. Gregory production of "Les Misérables."
St. Gregory College Preparatory School parent Marie Maloney looks at an exhibit on the effects of gender in job hiring, in a photo taken by St. Gregory eighth-grader Solaine Carter.
Joseph Ainza checks out the planets, moon and stars during an evening of science.
Nia Thomas, 8, gazes into the night sky through a sophisticated telescope.
Editor's note: Caitlin McCormick is an eighth-grader at St. Gregory College Preparatory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road.
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Middle school drama teacher Lorie Heald gives direction to her students before a rehearsal for "Ancient Stories of Joy and Tragedy: An Evening of Stage Plays and Marionette Theater." The actual performance was last Friday.
The marionette versions of Daedalus, the fabled Greek craftsman, flies through the air on the wings he built, followed by his son, Icarus. St. Gregory College Preparatory students wrote the script for the "Ancient Stories" show, made the puppets and built the sets at the school, 3231 N. Craycroft.
Behind the scenes, Carter Eckel, right, 13, helps Bradley Feig, also 13, squeeze into a giant puppet of the Greek goddess Athena.
Theater students work out some glitches backstage where the "Ancient Stories" puppets patiently await their time in the spotlight.
One of the shows will be the story of Daedelus and Icarus.
Marionettes have enthralled audiences since ancient times, but have become a bit of a lost art form, says Lorie Heald, who teaches drama to middle school students at St. Gregory College Preparatory School.
Ten Tucson-area students were awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarship money by the Rincon Rotary Club.
Jamie Sousa, left, and Xavier Farhang, both 11, decorate cupcakes as part of a Minds Alive! cooking course.
The cast of "Beauty and the Beast" looked at all aspects of stage work - from acting and costuming to lighting.
With a dramatic display of glowing candles for hands, Ben Cook gives his all as he dances the part of Lumiere in "Beauty and the Beast."