Sacred Heart Catholic School is one of 76 school's across the nation to be selected to pilot a program in conjunction with the producers of HAMILTON and the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History.
Middle school students have access to the education program for the first time this year. They have already started engaging in a custom-designed education program that integrates the study of American history with the performing arts. With this program, they have access to a wealth of materials on the #EduHamOnline website, including information about more than 45 Founding Era figures, 14 events, and 24 key documents-- as well as 175 supporting documents, video clips from HAMILTON, and more.
Just this past week our middle school students kicked off their very first round of competition. They performed different events in American History ranging from the Whiskey Rebellion to the Boston Massacre. The judges were Sacred Heart's very own Kathy Bailey and Naomi Kerns. Our guest judge was Lynn Hoffland with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. The winning act was awarded to Trent Werth, Peter Minnaert, and Andrew Nguyen with their interpretation and performance of the Boston Tea Party.
All schools that participate in the program will have the opportunity to enter their work in both a national competition and lottery. Winners, who will be judged by members of the HAMILTON team, as well as regional educators, will be selected once a year and invited to New York City to attend an all-expenses-paid, full-day theater experience, which will include attending a matinee performance of HAMILTON!