Craig education briefs for Jan. 3, 2015: Theater program to cast Craig kids in January show of ‘Wizard of Oz’ |

Craig education briefs for Jan. 3, 2015: Theater program to cast Craig kids in January show of ‘Wizard of Oz’

and will culminate in two shows Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the MCHS auditorium.

— An audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz” will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions.

Students in kindergarten through fifth-grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Among the roles to be cast are Dorothy, Toto, the Lion, the Tin Man, the Professor/Wizard, the Green Guard, Glinda, the Wicked Witch, Mayor Munchkin, Farmer Munchkin, the Munchkins, the Winkies, the Magicians and the Fierce and Ferocious Flowers.

Assistant directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT tour actor/directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 4 to 8:30 p.m. each day.

The curtain will up for the show later that week on Jan. 17, with performances at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the MCHS auditorium.

MCT previously performed shows such as “The Pied Piper” and “Blackbeard the Pirate” in Craig.

MCT residency in Craig is made possible by The Memorial Hospital with support from Friends of Moffat County Education.

For more information, call local coordinator Amy Peck at 970-326-6561.

Financial aid meeting to help seniors and parents navigate application process

Moffat County High School will host an informative financial aid meeting for seniors and parents at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the MCHS library.

Seniors should plan to attend with a parent either night. Grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships will be discussed.

Guidance will be available to help students and parents navigate the forms and materials required to apply for financial aid. Copies of the necessary forms will be available.

For more information, contact MCHS Counselor Paula Duzik.

YES Abroad scholarship
 application deadline Wednesday

The application deadline for the 2015-2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad scholarship program is Wednesday.

The program provides full scholarships to American high school students to experience overseas communities and cultures, preparing students to collaborate on today’s global challenges such as human rights, community development, workforce development, climate change and global health.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the YES Abroad program enables students to study for one academic year in countries that may include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ghana, South Africa, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, Thailand and Turkey.

The merit-based scholarship covers domestic and international travel, applicable visa fees, medical benefits, room and board, tuition at the local high school, orientations and fees for educational and cultural activities.

Participants in the program fully immerse themselves into the culture of their host family while attending local high school.

Interested students should visit to learn more the program and to apply. Contact the YES Abroad program at or 800-237-4636 x2151 if you have questions about the program or application process.

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