Submitted by Heather Browne
FSCC Theatre Department to Stage “Like Father”
The Fort Scott Community College Theatre Department will stage “Like Father,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16 through Saturday, March 18.
“Like Father,” is a drama written by Chicago playwright Seth Kramer. It was performed at the American College Theatre Festival in Sioux Falls, S.D. FSCC Theatre will be the first company to produce the play.
“In 1992, I saw a production of ‘Like Father,’ and it made an impression on me. I have wanted to direct this play for as long as I can remember,” said Lawrence Alford, FSCC Theatre Director. “In my undergraduate theatre program, I was fortunate enough to play the character, Mark. It is still one of my most memorable roles.”
“Like Father,” explores family dysfunction and life choices.
“The play examines the age-old question: ‘Are we doomed to become our parents?’” said Alford. “Many times, we make choices in our lives because we have to—rather than because we want to—which can lead to feelings of being trapped in those choices.”
Performances will be held at Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center. General admission tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the show—prices are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for FSCC students. This show is recommended for mature audiences only, due to adult language and content. For more information, call Lawrence Alford at 620-223-2700, ext. 3056.
FSCC Aggie Day slated for Mar. 31
The Fort Scott Community College Agriculture Department will host the 41st annual Aggie Day on Friday, March 31. Approximately 1,400 students representing more than 100 schools will compete in the contest.
“We look forward to hosting Aggie Day each year,” said Ryan Edgecomb, FSCC Agriculture Instructor. “We are anticipating another large event, which will draw schools and 4-H clubs from across the Four States.”
Students will compete in a variety of areas, including agronomy, entomology, farm management, floriculture, food science, livestock, meat evaluation, milk quality and products, nursery/landscape, poultry, speech and veterinary science.
“To meet the needs of the competitors, we added veterinary science as a new competition category this year,” said Edgecomb.
Sponsored by Purina and Purina Mills Honor Show Chow, this event is the longest running interscholastic competition in the region. “We are honored to have Purina and Honor Show Chow back as our sponsors for a second straight year, and we’re grateful for their support,” said Edgecomb.
Teams should pre-register online at fortscott.edu/aggieday before Friday, March 24. Registration for the event will begin at 7 a.m. on March 31, at Arnold Arena. For more information, please call Ryan Edgecomb at 620-223-2700, ext. 3280.
FSCC to Host Spring Junior/Senior Day
Fort Scott Community College invites high school juniors and seniors to the Spring Junior/Senior Day on Thursday, April 6. The free event will begin with registration at 8 a.m. at the Danny & Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center.
During the event, students and their parents will have the opportunity to visit and experience FSCC. College faculty, staff and students will be on hand to show potential students what it’s like to be a Greyhound. The event will also include a free lunch, entertainment, and games.
“For seniors who plan to attend FSCC upon graduation, this event is a one-stop shop,” said Matt Glades, FSCC Director of Admissions. “Seniors can apply, complete the compass test, meet with financial aid, enroll and apply for scholarships.”
Seniors who complete all of the items on the admissions checklist will receive a scholarship for the fall 2017 semester.
Juniors and seniors who have not yet decided where they will attend college will have the opportunity to tour the FSCC campus and visit information booths to learn about the variety of programs and activities that the college offers.
Students may preregister at fortscott.edu/juniorseniorday. For more information, please contact Matt Glades at 620-223-2700, ext. 3520.