25 years of Medowie students in Star Struck FEATURED Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale Photo Gallery by News Of The Area - Modern Media - June 21, 2017 The dancers from Irrawang High School. STAR Struck took to the stage this week for their 25th year, with their combined schools mass performance events entitled ‘Shine on’. Our own Irrawang High School also celebrated their 25 year involvement with Star Struck, as they were in the very first production with choir and dance students. Wirreanda Public School and Medowie Public School also both had students participate this year. Star Struck is a performing arts extravaganza presented by the Hunter area of the NSW Department of Education. They invite students within their school groups and also small group and solo artists to take part in a production involving every kind of performance art and creative outlets you could imagine. This year there were matinees on Friday and Saturday, as well as evening shows. Lue Fagan from Irrawang High School told News Of The Area, “Our dance and drama students rehearsed for months, and we also had a selected group of our students asked to perform in small regional ensembles, which was a huge honour.” “We all know how amazing our Drum Corps are, and they were once again invited to provide pre-show and half-time entertainment.” “The performers from all schools were amazing, it was such a fantastic night!” she said. This year, Wirreanda had two groups invited to perform. Sixteen children from drama, and also 16 children from dance. The drama students performed in a dance called ‘Fireflies’, and ‘I Wanna Make the World Laugh’. The dance group danced in the ‘Love Is In The Air’ and ‘Superheroes’ performances. Ex-Wirreanda student, Kyara Darcy, who has just taken a place at Broadmeadow School of Performing Arts, was lucky enough to be selected for two small ensemble groups. She performed as one of eight Disney fairies, and in the primary contemporary ensemble for Fireflies. Kyara still resides in Medowie, and dances for local school ‘Dance N Dazzle’. Medowie Public School had 33 students participate in two dances plus the finale. The first dance was ‘Eye of the Tiger’. The second was entitled ‘I Wish’, which featured many stars who have now passed. Medowie Public School students were dressed as David Bowie. Congratulations to all the talented students of Medowie who have made us proud yet again, representing your schools so wonderfully in another year of vibrant Star Struck performances. By Rachael VAUGHAN The Irrawang High School 2017 Senior Drum Corp. Wirreanda Public School dancers. Wirreanda Public School dancers. Wirreanda Public School dancers. Wirreanda Public School dancers. Wirreanda Public School dancers. Medowie Public School dancers. Medowie Public School dancers. Medowie dancer Kyara Darcy ready for one of her small ensemble performances.