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Good Counsel Theatre Company happily presents Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's Tony Award-winning musical Titanic, its first musical on the stage of our new Performing Arts Center! Come enjoy the gorgeous musical score and share in the world of the legendary liner. The moving story takes the audience on this epic journey with incredible characters and their stories aboard the "unsinkable" ship of dreams. GCTC's production of Titanic runs March 24 - April 1, 2017 in the Performing Arts Center at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. Tickets can be purchased on www.showtix4u.com. Performances are Thursday, March 30 at 7:00pm, Friday, March 31 at 7:30pm, and Saturday, April 1 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm.

The PNC Invitational is an annual showcase that features four of the top nationally ranked high school lacrosse teams from the Mid-Atlantic. GC Girls Lacrosse will take on lacrosse powerhouse McDonogh in the first girls game in PNC Invitational history. Laxpower.com ranked McDonogh No. 1 and Good COunsel No. 5 in the country at the end of last season.

The 2017 matchups are set for April 8 at Loyola University Maryland's Ridley Athletic Complex. For more information about the PNC Invitational and to purchase tickets to the game, visit www.pncinvitational.com

Allison Battista recently won first place in the Computer Science and Mathematics category at the Montgomery County Science Fair. Sponsored by Science Montgomery, the MCSF is the premier science fair in Maryland held at the FDA White Oaks Campus in Silver Spring. Allison's project, which she worked on with a friend, was titled, "Using 3D Modeling to Save our Reefs: Exploring the Accuracy of Reef Assessment Techniques Using Structure from Motion."

In addition to winning first place in their category, Allison and her friend took home multiple community awards including the US Naval Research Laboratory Award, Association for Women Geoscientists Award, Geological Society of Washington Earth Science Award, Genius Olympiad Award, and NOAA Pulse of the Planet Award. They were also selected as one of four finalists to attend the Intel ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair) (https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef). Science Montgomery will provide a fully paid sponsorship to Los Angeles, CA to attend the Intel ISEF International pre-college competition May 14-19, 2017. This is a great honor as the top universities, private sector research companies, and a number of Nobel prize winners will be in attendance.

Congratulations to Allison and special thank you to teachers Michael Haight, who was her school sponsor, and Laura Squirlock, who helped her with her project.

Hot off of winning Gold Medals in the 2016 Olympics, GC Alums Kyle Snyder and Jack Conger have just added a couple of NCAA titles to their collection. As a junior wrestling for Ohio State, Snyder followed up a second straight undefeated season by successfully defending his NCAA heavyweight championship. Conger earned his first NCAA individual title while smashing the record in the 200 Fly and posting a time of 1:37.35. Congratulations to Kyle and Jack for continuing their streak of excellence.

This morning, Lauren French was presented with the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award during Large Community.

Prudential Financial, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, sponsors a national awards program to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding volunteer service. Thousands of young people across the country were considered for 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. From those candidates, a select few in each state and the District of Columbia were selected for special recognition.

Lauren was recognized for her recent diaper drive, which provided more than 10,000 diapers to an organization that provides essential items for babies from low-income families. She was presented with the Prudential Spirit of Community bronze medallion, and it is hoped that her service inspires other young people to serve their community as well.

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