Egyptian High School students end forty years of history with music

Egyptian High School students end forty years of history with music
By: Ryan Tate
ALEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. - About 60 students at the Egyptian School District in Alexander County will take the stage the last weekend of March, and will make history. Their performance of "High School Musical" will be the school's first musical in its forty year history.
"It took so long because maybe all of the work, and because some people did not think we could do it," Director Jane Hodges said.  Hodges graduated from Egyptian High School in 1971, one of the first graduating classes at the school near Tamms.
Hodges says some of her seniors convinced her it was the best time to put on a musical. She credits their determination with making the musical a reality.
"I love music and hopefully it turns out great," Senior Kourtnee Quesenberry said. "My adrenaline will be going, the butterflies will be swirling, and it will be crazy."
"I did not think it would actually happen, but I'm glad it did," Senior Kevin Kobler said. "We do not have a lot of arts here at the school, just band."
Hodges hopes this turns into a tradition at the school, but she does not know for sure. The students echo that sentiment. The performances are March 29th and 30th at Egyptian High School.