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Michael, Katelyn and Colin Gorman make snowmen Tuesday on the heels of "Winter Storm Anthony."

Schools were closed Tuesday, in the aftermath of the region’s first significant snowstorm, dubbed “Winter Storm Anthony” by WFSB Connecticut News.

Many children took advantage of their day off, and the conditions, by playing in the snow.

The Gorman family shared photos of their children, Michael, Colin and Katelyn, having fun making snowmen and playing in an igloo in their yard.

Prom Fashion Show

Masuk High School’s Parent Teacher Club will host the Class of 2023’s Prom Fashion Show, featuring senior models wearing the latest prom attire, on Wednesday, March 15.

The annual event is the biggest fundraiser for the Post Prom Party, which provides fun activities in a safe environment after prom.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. the day of the show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $15 and may be purchased ahead of time, or at the door.

Tickets can also be purchased the following ways through March 14:

Visit to the Masuk PTC website, you do not have to join Masuk’s PTC to buy tickets, but do need to register.

Or purchase tickets using Masuk PTC’s Venmo account. In Venmo, enter Masuk PTC in the “business” search bar, choose @Masuk-PTC, indicate the number of tickets you are buying and the last name of the Masuk student model you are supporting, if applicable.

Note: Credit cards and Venmo will not be accepted the night of the Fashion Show. Only cash and checks will be accepted at the door.

For information, email ticket sale co-chairs Sue DeGeorge at [email protected], Amy Cameron at [email protected] or Susan Napolitano at [email protected].

2023 National Merit Commended Students

Masuk Assistant Principal Ian Lowell introduced his high school’s seven 2023 National Merit Commended students at a recent Board of Education meeting.

Around 1.5 million juniors take the PSAT every year and the top quarter-of-one-percent of those students receive a Commended National Merit Scholarship Program Award, according to Lowell.

He read a letter of commendation, signifying their designation as commended students in the program.

“Your high selection index score places you among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 National Merit program by taking the 2021 PSAT,” Lowell said. “You are among 34,000, out of that 50,000, commended students nationwide who have shown exceptional academic promise.”

In addition to receiving a certificate, these students also qualify for certain scholarship awards, according to Lowell.

“It’s really a great honor, obviously, to be in the top quarter-of-one-percent of all students, who take this national test,” he said. “It’s quite an honor.”

Masuk’s nationally commended students are Joseph Eisenman, Shahad Faiz, Cole Gakos, Molly Halliday, Lohit Jagarlamudi, Siddharth Pamulapati, and Vishwajit Selvaraju.

Lowell called each student, who was present at the board meeting, to the front of the room to receive their certificate. Then they all posed for a group photo with Board of Education Chairman David Ferris and Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kobza.

Kerry Boys concert

The Kerry Boys will perform in a St. Patrick’s Day concert at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

The Kerry Boys are a band of Irish balladeers with 2007-08 Connecticut State Troubadour Pierce Campbell on guitar, harmonica and vocals, Paul Neri on banjo and Tony Pasqualoni on bass.

For information call the reference desk at 203-452-2852.

John Searles to appear at EWML event

John Searles, a New York Times best selling author who grew up in Monroe, will appear at An Insider’s Author event at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 26.

The event is sponsored by the library and Turning the Page bookstore.

Searles will talk about his latest book, “Her Last Affair”. Searles is a New York Times best selling author for previous novels, “Help for the Haunted” and “Strange but True” which was made into a movie.

Tickets for this free event are available by clicking here. Tickets must be printed and brought to the event for entry.

For information visit www.ewml.org or call the Adult Programs Department at 203-452-2852.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saint John XXIII Council 5987 invites the public to a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with a Keltic Kick, a cabaret-style concert in the St. Jude Social Hall, 707 Monroe Turnpike, at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday.

The event is BYOB. Corned beef sandwiches and hot dogs will be sold. Tickets cost $20 each and reservations are required.

Those interested in attending should call Bill Davoren, 203-521-5445, or Eric Terkildsen, 203-240-3141.

Almost Queen at Edmond Town Hall

NEWTOWN — Almost Queen will perform at Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street, on Saturday, March 25. Almost Queen is the second show in ETH’s spring series co-title sponsored by Connie Widmann of Connie Widmann & Team and Colonial Automobile Group.

Almost Queen’s live performance showcases signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision needed to deliver the ultimate Queen tribute experience.

Saturday’s show will have a special opening set by Steve Leonard, who has been playing guitar and writing songs since the time of his first concert at Brendan Byrne Arena (Whitesnake).

Tickets range from $29.50 to $79.50 and can be purchased at edmondtownhall.org.

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