The Sound of Applause celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.
Dee Perry shares the winning stories of The Great Lakes Theater Christmas Carol Writing Contest written by Cleveland Metropolitan School District middle school students. Inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol six original stories were chosen from more than 1,700 submissions for the annual competition to receive dramatic readings by cast members of Great Lakes Theater's company.
Yamaiya Jackson, Whitney M. Young Leadership Academy 6th Grader
Mariam Altuhaimer, Robinson G. Jones School 8th Grader
McKenna Jablonske, Cassandra Naider & Emily Pikturna, Newton D. Baker School of Arts 7th Graders
Brenda Gomez, Douglas MacArthur Girls Leadership Academy 6th Grader
Judy Gross, Denison School 6th Grader
Amani Rogers, Whitney M. Young Leadership Academy 8th Grader