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Manteca High celebrates student art this Thursday
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Several years ago, students in Sam Dolson’s Architectural Design displayed plans to revamp the Dawson Center.

A year later, the outdoor area of the cafeteria took on its current look. Gone was the wall that separated the quad from the adjacent classroom wing. In its place was open space that included more tables coupled with green umbrellas that expanded to the western corridor.

Prior to that, the conceptual drawings of the plan were featured at the Day of the Arts.

This year’s Day of the Arts is scheduled for Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Winter Gym.

The show will feature works by students in all of the art classes along with video production, wood shop, architecture and drafting.

The top pieces in each genre will be placed in the upcoming Manteca Unified’s “Best of the Best” 2013 District Art Show and Sale.

Featured will be the exceptional art works of students from the other MUSD high schools on Tuesday, April 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the District Office board room (room 101-102).

For more information on MHS Day of the Arts, contact

MHS Thespians

This weekend, the MHS Thespians will perform their spring musical, Ragtime.

Written by Terrence McNally – lyrics by Lynn Ahrens with music by Stephen Flaherty – this production under the direction by Dawn Coyan will include a special performance by teacher Doug Obrigawitch.

Members of the second-year Thespians asked Obrigawitch to join their cast.

Opening night is Thursday at 7 o’clock at Mulvihill Theatre, with Saturday and Sunday performances at the same time.

Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for students.

The adult nature of some of the themes is not recommended for children under age 13.

For more information, e-mail Coyan at