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Northland Pines High School gears up for Submitted: 02/03/2014
Story By Kalia Baker

Northland Pines High School gears up for
EAGLE RIVER - Students at Northland Pines High School will make their debut in the Sound of
Music this weekend.

Cast members think being part of a musical teaches them more than how to
memorize lines.

For them, being part of the musical group is just as important as playing a sport.

Katie Piper is one of the cast members.

"It's a great way to connect with people. It's less physical, but at the same
time, you get that emotional connection with a lot of people. And it's got the
same time commitment as a lot of sports or some things that you do outside. But
it's definitely rigorous and we definitely work our butts off," said Piper.

This is the fifth year of the Northland Pines Musical program.

Students in the program are expected to keep a 2.0 grade point average.

"It definitely builds a work ethic because we've been coming here since
September and I think I've maybe missed a single day where I've had to be here
and it's at least three hours every night, "said Hakes, another cast member is
the musical. "It's a lot of work going into it."

This is the first year students will perform in front of the high school.

Call Northland Pines High School for ticket and showtime information.




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