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Taylor M. Long Named Technician of Year

Taylor M. Long with Benjamin P. Shurr

This year’s recipient of USITT's Frisco High School Chapter of Technician of the Year Award is Taylor M. Long. Ms. Long graduated in 2009 from the Texas school, and has been a part of the theatre program at FHS for all four years. She worked in all capacities including: stage manager for Medea, Into the Woods and FHS' UIL competition show The Cripple of Innishmaan; co-stage designer for Tales of Winters Past, the FHS fine arts holiday show (first of its kind); make-up artist for Shattered Dreams (an anti drunk driving campaign for the prom); artist for the local disaster drill which certifies the community volunteer crew; lights for Experiment with an Airpump; and as dance choreographer for a program set to lights. She was one of the founding members of the USITT chapter at FHS and its first Chair. “All in all an excellent, bright and upstanding student,” said Benjamin P. Shurr, Student Chapter Advisor.

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FHS USITT Participated in Disaster Drill

Members of the FHS USITT student chapter participated in a disaster drill as a chapter activity and community service for the Frisco CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). CERT is an all-risk, all hazard training program that trains people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. CERT members give critical support to first responders in emergencies, provide immediate assistance to victims, organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts. Throughout the CERT program, citizens are trained to respond effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in danger. CERT is a nine-week program with classes held twice a year. The drill is held at the end of the training. This year’s disaster was a earthquake.

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