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May 9, 2013

Energetic musical reviving SHS acting arts program


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“I tell my kids I can’t be mad at you for being talented. I can’t be mad at you for wanting to do six things,” she said. “We do have kids spread out so far it’s been difficult to have them all at rehearsal. (Lead) Tyler Megargel does track, does DECA Club, does all these things. 
“Besides that, everything has fallen into place when we’ve needed it do,” she continued. “I call my kids palm trees. They just bend. They don’t break, just bend. We’re going to look at the scheduling next year, and try to time it just right (for all participating students).”
Massey noted her appreciation for all the help she’s received here, from her family to the administration and teachers to the custodial staff — “There’s no way I could do any of this without the army of people I’ve had” — but her efforts have earned the respect of Cornett.
“Ms. Massey is amazing,” he said. “She’s been a blessing with all she’s brought to the school, to the district, and to the community.”
“Grease” takes the stage at W.B. Jones Auditorium Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, with curtain at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students of any school (not just Somerset Independent Schools).
Massey got her start putting on plays at the Hal Rogers Boys & Girls Club in Science Hill, the first time she’d ever tried such an endeavor. Now she’s getting her first taste of what that’s like at the high school level. So far, it’s been everything she could have hoped for.
“This is my ideal dream job,” she said. “I get to do the music stuff, the drama stuff, the musical theater. It’s like the job you describe in college that you’d love to have one day but never think exists anywhere. It just dropped in my lap. It’s such a blessing. I thank God for this.”

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