Whitman to perform

'Guys and Dolls Jr.'

Whitman Middle School students will perform 'Guys and Dolls Jr.' at 7 pm. June 2 and 3, and 2:30 p.m. June 4.

More than 75 students and crew are involved in the production, under the direction of Tamara Martinsek, with assistant director Heidi Lippe and musical director Sean Van Zeeland.

Tickets are $5 at the door by cash or check only.

The play is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in Damon Runyon's New York City, 'Guys and Dolls Jr.' follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown.

Eighth-grade students receive Christian award

Lilly Cantwell and James Mullooly, recipients of this year's Women of St. Jude Christian Award, were honored Sunday, May 22. The awards were presented at the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 734 Glenview Ave., Wauwatosa.

Each recipient received $1,000 in recognition of their Christian values, strength of character, and involvement in church, school and community activities. The awards can be applied toward tuition at a Catholic high school or a Christian experience such as a camp or service project, or donated to a Catholic charity.

All eighth-grade students were eligible for the awards. Applicants submitted essays, references and a profile of their activities and service projects. The Women of St. Jude has sponsored the award for more than 50 years.

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