On Thursday, February 23, a group of Southeast High School students traveled to Springfield to watch the wildly popular musical, Hamilton. First performed on Broadway in 2015, the musical tells the story of one of our lesser-known Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. With a cast that included figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and even King George, it was a veritable “Who’s Who” of American history!

The performance was the first time a production of Hamilton has been in the midwest, and we were very fortunate to be able to go. Hamilton has been a hit with students for years. I know this because every time we would go on a trip, they would sing the songs–constantly! The students who actually got to go this year, I think, recognize how fortunate they were to witness it. For some of them, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With any luck, we will get to do something like this again next year.

Back row: Junior Tanner Wiles, Freshman Garrett Burger, Junior Storm Miner, Sophomore Addison Hildebrandt, Seniors Drake Low and Katelynn Helms, and Freshman A.J. Gray. Front row: Freshman Makayla Brynds, Sophomores Gavin Locke, Makenzey Green and Samantha Dietz, Freshmen Bailey Siu and Shylar Bois.
Sophomores Addison Hildebrandt and Samantha Dietz and Junior Tanner Wiles.
Freshmen Shylar Bois, Garrett Burger, Bailey Siu and A.J. Gray.
Junior Storm Miner, Senior Drake Low, Sophomores Gavin Locke and Makenzey Green.
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