Presentation for February 2014 Centennial Celebration Recommended by: High School Class 1964 Host Class April 24, 2013
Theme for 2013 • The CHS spirit (described as ‘Spirit Ablaze’) has given the school and its graduates a most impressive list of accomplishments, throughout these past 100 years. • This nostalgic travel through 100 years, along with what was happening in the country at that time, was the focal point of the February 2013 Centennial Celebration and will also be the theme of the special Centennial coffee table book.
Theme for 2013 • 2013’s Centennial Celebration took us back to the past to bring us to where we are today. • We believe the perfect way to cap the celebration in 2014 is to show what is happening to the alumni and the school today that will bring us to the future (hopefully to the next 100 years).
Theme for 2014 • For 2014, we want to concretize the end benefit of ‘Spirit Ablaze.’ So, what is the result of being on fire?
One-day Affair Feb. 2, 2014 Venue for Presentation: CHS Auditorium
How will theme translate into the class presentations for 2014 CHS Centennial Finale? Each participating class will choose ONE dominant ‘Spirt Ablaze’ that embodies its class’ spirit or is close to their hearts. It can be the fruit of the spirit (love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, etc.) or some other spirit: the spirit of achievement, the spirit of thanksgiving, the spirit of wonder, the spirit of excellence, the spirit of adventure, etc. JOY ADVENTURE GENEROSITY HOPE LOVE
How will theme translate into the class presentations for 2014 CHS Centennial Finale? Each class presentation will show how this ‘Spirit Ablaze’ translates into
Program Proper • Each class will present their chosen ‘spirit’ in whatever presentation format they choose— • Song • Dance • Song & Dance • Short feature film • Tableau • Skit • Mixed media: Film and LIVE
Participating Batches 1 2 FLEXIBILITY TO PUT MORE GROUPS TOGETHER 3 4 5 6 2 7 8 9 10
We would now like to give you a better idea of how this theme can be fleshed-out as a presentation.
A GRAND OPENING Intro to the Theme • THE STAGE IS DARK. A VOICE IS SUDDENLY HEARD. AS THE ANNOUNCER SPEAKS, A PRESENTATION (LIKE A MIME) APPEARS, SHOWING SYMBOLS FOR CERTAIN KEYWORDS. • There is a light in this world. • A SPIRIT that comes only from the Most High. A SPIRIT that has guided our Alma Mater, • the College of the Holy Spirit, all through these 100 years. CHS
A GRAND OPENING Intro to the Theme • A SPIRIT that has been passed on to each and every student, graduate and alumni of CHS. • Each class that has walked the corridors of this school has been blessed with this SPIRIT… an unquenchable fire that inspires, encourages, and moves each class to • do their best • and to leave the world better and brighter than when they found it. • MIME PERFORMERS LEAVE STAGE TO MAKE WAY FOR ...
A GRAND OPENING Intro to the Theme • Today, may I present with pride the different high school and college jubilarian classes with hearts on fire and SPIRIT ABLAZE — • STAGE LIGHTS UP AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE DIFFERENT CLASSES GO ONSTAGE CARRYING FLAGS OR TORCHES BEARING THEIR CLASS’ PARTICULAR ‘SPIRIT.’ JOY
A GRAND OPENING Intro to the Theme • GROUP DOES A CEREMONY OR NUMBER. • GROUP EXITS STAGE EXCEPT FOR FIRST 3 REPS.
Program Proper • CLASS REP 1 (for HS ’44) : • We are High School Class 1944… • CLASS REP 2 (for HS ’49): • High School Class 1949… • CLASS REP 3 (for HS ’54): • and High School Class 1954… SPIRIT ABLAZE with AGING GRACEFULLY. Keeping our spirit young with humor, gratitude and creativity… just going with the flow and enjoying it! • THREE CLASSES DO THEIR NUMBER. THEY EXIT STAGE TO MAKE WAY FOR NEXT NUMBER.
Program Proper • CLASS REP 4 (for College ‘59) • We are College Class 1959… • CLASS REP 5 (for HS ‘59) • and High School Class 1959… SPIRIT ABLAZE with KINDNESS. Kindness to the poor. Kindness to the rich. Kindness to the unkind. For all through the years, the Lord has shown us nothing but absolute kindness. • THE TWO CLASSES • DO THEIR NUMBER. • THEY EXIT STAGE TO MAKE WAY • FOR NEXT NUMBER.
Program Proper CLASS REP 6: (for COLLEGE ’69) Spirit Ablaze with OPTIMISM for us…College Class 1969. We refuse to be worried or discouraged. We know that we will never find rainbows if we are forever looking down. COLLEGE CLASS ’69 DOES THEIR NUMBER. THEY EXIT STAGE TO MAKE WAY FOR NEXT NUMBER.
Program Proper • CLASS REP 8: (for HIGH SCHOOL ‘69) • SPIRIT ABLAZE with THANKSGIVING. That’s the spirit of High School Class 1969. Because a grateful heart is a smiling heart. • HIGH SCHOOL CLASS ’69 DOES THEIR NUMBER. • THEY EXIT STAGE FOR NEW NUMBER.
Program Proper CLASS REP 7: (for COLLEGE ’74) Hi! We are College Class 1974, SPIRIT ABLAZE with JOY. Because when we start spreading joy, we actually experience more joy in our life too. COLLEGE CLASS ’74 DOES THEIR NUMBER. THEY EXIT STAGE FOR NEW NUMBER.
Program Proper CLASS REP 9: (for HIGH SCHOOL ‘74) We are High School Class 1974, SPIRIT ABLAZE with LOVE. Love that is patient, kind, merciful… that chooses no color, no race. For where there is love, there is LIFE! HIGH SCHOOL CLASS ’74 DOES THEIR NUMBER. THEY EXIT STAGE FOR NEW NUMBER.
Program Proper CLASS REP 10: (for COLLEGE ‘79) SPIRIT ABLAZE with ADVENTURE for our College Class 1979. Travelling to different parts of the world… living the life of our dreams. COLLEGE CLASS ’79 DOES THEIR NUMBER. THEY EXIT STAGE FOR NEW NUMBER. .
Program Proper CLASS REP 11: (for HS ’79) We are High School Class 1979, SPIRIT ABLAZE with WONDER. We have decided never to lose our sense of childlike wonder. For anyone who believes in magic will find it. HIGH SCHOOL CLASS ’79 DOES THEIR NUMBER. THEY EXIT STAGE FOR NEW NUMBER.
Program Proper CLASS REP 12: (for College ’64) We are College Class 1964… SPIRIT ABLAZE with GENEROSITY. We strive to always be generous with our love, praise, time, money… because what matters most is not what we get but what we give. COLLEGE CLASS ’64 DOES THEIR NUMBER. THEY EXIT STAGE FOR NEW NUMBER.
Program Proper CLASS REP 13: (for HS ’64) Gentleness…kindness… joy…thanksgiving… love… adventure… wonder… generosity. If you think about it, that’s the spirit of CHRISTMAS that knows no time or season. That’s why for our High School Class 1964, it’s SPIRIT ABLAZE with CHRISTMAS, 24/7, 365 days a year. HIGH SCHOOL CLASS ’64 DOES THEIR NUMBER.
Program Proper HS’64 CLASS REP: From High School Class 1964, College Class 1964, College and High School Class 1979, College and High School Class 1974, College and High School Class 1969, College and High School Class 1959, High School Classes 1954, 1949 and 1944— EVERYONE ON STAGE (IN UNISON): SPIRIT ABLAZE FOR ONE BRIGHTER WORLD!
THE LEGACY OF THE SPIRIT Passing of the Torch • Inspired by the 100 scholars, we will have a ceremony, prior to the finale of the presentation where we will pass the torch (the Spirit Ablaze) to the future CHS alumni. And we will use the 100 scholars to represent this new generation of future ‘leaders, movers and shakers’.
AN EVEN GRANDER CLOSING Spirit Ablaze! • Since this homecoming is the finale to the centennial year, the ending • will be celebratory, colorful and joyful. From different parts of the • auditorium, the jubilarians will go onstage as they sing a song.
AN EVEN GRANDER CLOSING Hallelujah! • Two numbers will be performed. The final song will be Handel’s • ‘Hallelujah.’ towards the end of the number there will be people who will • go upstage holding what look like poles. • Inspired by the Mandela sculpture, the poles will form a shape. The • shape that will be formed is the Holy Spirit.
AN EVEN GRANDER CLOSING Spirit Ablaze! One Brighter World!!! • The presentation will end with a play of lights, colors, etc. on stage. • Everyone will be invited to continue the party outside.
May we count on you? LET’S DO IT!!!