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Arts Celebration

Meet the Arts Team

Ms. O'Shea, Mrs. Coleman, Ms. Shegerian, Mr. Clubbs, Ms. Branitsky, and Mrs.Pabon.

Meet the Actors

Riaan A. is playing a Lost Boy in The Woods Academy’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Riaan also played Perseus in the sixth-grade musical Perseus and Medusa. Riaan loves the tight-knit community that Woods students have. Apart from school and theater, Riaan loves swimming and playing the piano and viola. He has competed in meets in Arizona and Florida and will be attending a training camp as a part of the U.S. Olympic Trials in Indianapolis this June. He also plays viola for Potomac Valley’s PVYO orchestra. He would like to thank his mom, dad, and sister for motivating him to accomplish his accolades. 

Lucy B. will be playing a Pirate in this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. Her past roles include being a part of the Camera Crew in Willy Wonka Jr. and Chef in Trolls Jr. Her favorite part of The Woods Academy is her science class. Outside of school, Lucy wrestles at CWC. Lucy is excited to be attending Mercersburg Academy as a freshman next fall. Lucy would like to thank her family for supporting her, and her best friend for keeping her sane.

Lizzie B. will be a part of the Brave Girls Ensemble in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Her favorite part about this year’s play has been learning the Brave Girl dances. Here at the Woods Academy, she loves how easy it is to make amazing friends with lifelong connections. Outside of school, Lizzie plays two instruments and participates in competitive dance. She would like to give a special thanks to her family who is always there to support her. 

Amadi B. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Amadi has enjoyed getting into acting which is a new experience for him. Amadi’s favorite experience from Woods is playing tug of war and dodgeball on Field Day. He would like to extend a special thank you to his family and especially his parents for supporting him. 

William B. is making his theater debut as a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include Mars in Perseus And Medusa and a Barn Animal in The First Christmas. William enjoys playing video games and hanging out with his friends at his swim club outside of school. His favorite thing about The Woods Academy is lunch. He has gotten a Unit Commendation Award from Sea Cadets as well as accolades for running and swimming competitions. William would like to give a special thank you to Mom, Dad, his dog, Chewy, and all of his family and friends.

Bridget B. will be playing Starkey in this year’s performance of the broadway musical Peter Pan Jr. Bridget’s past roles include Medusa’s Sister in the sixth-grade play, Perseus and Medusa, and a Story Announcer for Itchy Witchy in third grade. Her favorite thing about The Woods Academy is participating in class and spending time with her peers. In sixth grade, Bridget won the school spelling bee with the word, “bovines.” Bridget also enjoys creating different forms of art with her hands and learning piano. Bridget would like to thank her family and dog for helping her get here.

Thomas B. will be playing Smee in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Thomas also played Grandpa Joe in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. His favorite aspect of The Woods is the wonderful teaching staff. Outside of school, he enjoys playing chess, baseball, and tennis. He has been a Spelling Bee finalist the past three years and has won the Knights of Columbus Chess Tournament three times. Thomas is excited to be attending Georgetown Preparatory School as an incoming freshman this fall. He would like to thank his parents, sister, and dog, Flora, for everything they have done for him.

Dylan C. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include a Pumpkin in the play Itchy Witchy, as well as an Oompa Loompa and a Candy Man Kid in the play Willy Wonka Jr. Dylan’s favorite part about The Woods has been bonding with others in The Woods community during his time here. Outside of school he enjoys practicing soccer and playing videogames with his friends. Dylan is excited to be attending St. Albans School as an incoming freshman this fall. He would like to thank his parents for coming to watch this year’s play and supporting him on his journey from Montessori to eighth grade.

Drew C. will be playing a Pirate in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include a Squirrel in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. and a Sheep in his church’s annual Christmas pageant. Drew has enjoyed playing soccer with his friends at Woods. Outside of school, Drew enjoys playing soccer and rock climbing. Drew is excited to be attending Our Lady of Good Counsel next fall as an incoming freshman. He would like to thank his parents for supporting him through his journey.

Asher C. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles at Woods include playing a Candy Kid in Willy Wonka Jr. Asher’s favorite part about The Woods has been playing soccer at recess with his friends. Outside of school Asher enjoys climbing on the intermediate team at Movement Gym, and will be attending Walt Whitman High School next year. Asher would like to thank his family for sending him to The Woods.

Christina C. will be playing Brave Girl Number Two in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Her past roles include Snow White in the play Snow White and Oompa Loompa Three in Willy Wonka Jr. Christina has enjoyed the strong Woods community and playing sports with her friends. Outside of school, Christina enjoys playing volleyball and going to the beach. Christina has won the Hustle Award in basketball each year during her Woods career. She has also been named an All Star and MVP on her teams outside of school. Christina is excited to be attending The Academy of the Holy Cross in the fall as an incoming freshman. She would like to thank her family for supporting her. 

Ryan C. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. Ryan’s debut at The Woods was as the Old Lady in Perseus and Medusa. One of Ryan’s favorite memories at The Woods is hanging out with his friends in advisory while playing speedball. Ryan has many hobbies like snowboarding, mountain biking, fishing, woodworking, and pickleball. Ryan would like to thank his Mom, Dad, his sister, Kylie, and his dog, Marley, for supporting him in everything he does.  

Diego C. will be playing Nibs in Peter Pan Jr. Previously he has been in both Perseus and Medusa as well as Itchy Witchy. Diego won Most Improved Player in basketball and qualified for the upper school Spelling Bee. He enjoys ice hockey and being with friends. His favorite thing about The Woods is having fun. He would like to thank his mom, dad, and Mr. Kalas.

Daniel D. will be playing Slightly in this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. His past performances at The Woods include a Pumpkin in Itchy Witchy, and Old Lady Number Two in Perseus and Medusa. His favorite part about The Woods is the Ledo's pizza every Tuesday. He also loves having recess in middle school. He has been the recipient of two Coach’s Awards and one Most Improved Award for his efforts on The Woods’ basketball team. He would like to thank his mom and dad for enrolling him in The Woods Academy and for being there to see him perform. 

Agustin D. will be playing the role of a Pirate in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Agustin’s past roles include Old Lady in Perseus and Medusa and a Ghost in Itchy Witchy. Outside of school, Agustin enjoys playing soccer and video games with his friends. Agustin’s favorite thing about Woods is playing soccer with his friends during recess. Agustin would like to thank Mom, Dad, Gonzalo, and Mr. Kalas.

Santi D. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past performances include the role of Oompa-Loompa in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. His favorite part about The Woods is playing soccer outside at recess. He won the Coach’s Award for soccer in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. He plays a lot of soccer outside of school as well. He is excited to be attending St. John’s College High School as an incoming freshman this fall. He would like to thank his mom, dad and grandmother for all of their support. 

Zé D. will be playing a Pirate in this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. His past performances include playing Cook in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. His favorite part of the play this year was practicing with all the other pirates. Zé’s favorite part about being a Woods student is playing for the soccer team. He ended the season with twelve goals and scored the winning goal during the Norwood tournament. When he’s not in school, Zé enjoys playing soccer, watching TV, and hanging out with friends. Zé is excited to be attending DeMatha High School as a freshman next fall. He would like to thank his entire family for supporting him. 

Andrew D. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Andrew has enjoyed participating in athletics at The Woods and loves academics. He was the Spelling Bee champion for his class and was runner up for the upper school Spelling Bee. He will be attending St John's College High School in the fall. Andrew would like to thank his mom, dad, sister, and friends because without them he would not be where he is now.

Lucy D. will be playing the role of a Brave Girl and is a part of the make-up committee as part of this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. In the past, she has also played Old Lady Number Three in Perseus and Medusa. One thing she loves about The Woods is spending time with friends during recess and religion class. Some of Lucy's interests outside of school include playing sports and baking with friends. She would like to thank Mr. Mclaughlin and Mrs. Chrobocinski for lots of good advice this year.

Samuel D. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Outside of school, Samuel plays guitar. His favorite part about the play this year was getting to do the dances with his friends. Samuel would like to extend a special thank you to his dad and mom.

Kye D. will be playing John Darling in this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include The Jack-O-Lantern in Itchy Witchy, and Perseus in Perseus and Medusa. His favorite part about The Woods Academy is the community. In upper school, he has won the Most Improved award for both baseball and soccer. Some of his hobbies include gaming, biking, and music. Kye would like to thank his family for their support.

JD D. will be playing the role of Curly in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. In the past JD has also played the role of King Polydectes in Perseus and Medusa. His favorite thing about The Woods Academy is all of the friends he has made. He enjoys playing tennis and listening to music outside of school. JD would like to thank his family, friends, his cousin Eden and Mr. Kalas.

Soraya F. will be playing Brave Girl Number One in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Her past roles include Oompa Loompa Two in last year's production of Willy Wonka Jr. Soraya has enjoyed working with faculty members on choreography. She loves the inclusive Woods community and the entertaining learning environment Woods offers. Outside of school, Soraya plays soccer on Bethesda, an elite travel soccer team. She has been the recipient of the Coach’s Award on The Woods soccer team as well as the Hustle Award in previous years. Soraya is excited to be attending Holton Arms School in the fall as an incoming freshman. She would like to thank her family and The Woods community for supporting her and making this year's play come alive.

Syrus F. will be playing the role of Tootles in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Syrus’ previous roles include the narrator in Itchy Witchy and Medusa in the grade six production of Perseus and Medusa. Syrus also enjoys pastimes like Soccer, coding, and animating. One thing he loves about The Woods Academy is that it is a small school so it’s really easy to make friends. He wants to give a special thanks to his parents, grandmother, sister, Mr. D and Mr. Kalas.

Ian F. will be playing the role of Michael in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include playing a Knight as part of last year’s production of Perseus and Medusa and a Pumpkin in Itchy Witchy. His favorite part about The Woods Academy is the feeling of community. Outside of school, Ian is a dedicated karate student and is currently a black belt. Ian would like to thank his family, friends, and Mr. Kalas.

Andrew F. will be playing as a Pirate in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past performances include playing Perseus in last year’s production of Perseus and Medusa. Andrew’s favorite thing about The Woods Academy is the amazing community and all the people that are so nice. One of Andrew’s biggest interests outside of school is playing AA Ice Hockey for the Montgomery Ice Devils. He also plays for a Madlax team that is ranked in the top one 100 for the country. Andrew would like to thank his mom, dad, and both of his grandmas for always supporting him through his time at The Woods Academy. 

Zalina G. will be playing a Brave Girl in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Zalina previously played Medusa's Sister in last year’s production of Perseus and Medusa. Outside of school, Zalina enjoys playing the flute, participating in the school choir and playing club volleyball. She would like to thank all who have supported her, including her parents, siblings, and arts team teachers. 

Noah G. will be playing Mr. Darling in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past performances include playing Augustus Gloop in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Noah has enjoyed hanging out with his friends during rehearsal. Noah's favorite part of Woods is recess. In 2022, his Montgomery Youth Hockey League team was named champions. In both 2022 and 2023 his Bethesda recreational lacrosse teams were also named champions. He wants to give a special thanks to his parents, sister and amazing coaches! Noah is set to attend St. Albans school in the fall as an incoming freshman.

Clementine H. will be playing Liza in this year's musical. Clementine has enjoyed being in charge of and planning costumes for the costume committee for this year's play. Her favorite part about being a Woods student is being able to express her creativity in the things she does, such as sports where she has won the Hustle award, the most improved, and student athlete of the month. Clementine thanks her parents for always being there and her brother for always making her laugh.

Dalton H. will be performing as Wendy in this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. Dalton also played an Oompa Loompa in last year's production of Willy Wonka Jr., and as a narrator in her third grade play, Itchy Witchy. Her favorite thing about The Woods is her friends, and Mr. D’s Language Arts class. Dalton enjoys playing volleyball and being with her cats. Next year, Dalton will be attending the Academy of the Holy Cross as an incoming freshman. Dalton would like to thank Taylor Swift for creating folklore, and her cats for being so cute. She would also like to thank the community at The Woods for being so great to her for the past twelve years. 

Megan H. will be playing Twin One in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. In the past, Megan has also performed in a school production of Matilda as well as an Oompa Loompa in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Her favorite part about being at The Woods Academy is making friends with all the teachers. Outside of school, Megan plays the trumpet and enjoys singing. She would like to thank her family and best friend for supporting her every step of the way.

Sara H. will be playing Twin Number Two in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Her past roles include playing an Oompa Loompa in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. She also played as an Oompa Loompa, Cook and Candy Kid in a production of Willy Wonka back in Canada where she is from. Sara has enjoyed The Woods Academy, especially the art, French and science classes. Outside of school, she enjoys creating art and playing video games with her friends. She was a finalist for The Woods Academy Spelling Bee this year and her team won first place for Core Values during the 2024 First Lego League qualifier. Sara would like to thank her parents, teachers and directors for guiding her on this journey to the stage.

Nick H. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Nick also performed as Cook in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. His favorite part about The Woods has been hanging out with his friends. Outside of Woods, Nick plays baseball for Koa travel baseball. Nick is excited to attend St. Andrew's Episcopal School as an incoming freshman next fall. He wants to give special thanks to his family and friends for everything.

Raphie J. will be playing Cecco in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Her past performances include playing Athena in Perseus and Medusa and a Bat in Itchy Witchy. Raphie has enjoyed choreography classes with Ms. B during preparation for this year’s musical. Outside of school, Raphie loves playing the classical guitar and singing in The Woods Academy Choir. Raphie has won Most Improved on The Woods Academy girls’ volleyball team. She wants to give special thanks to her mom, dad, Christian, Daniel, and Mr. Kalas.

Ryan J. will be playing a Pirate in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include playing a Squirrel in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. His favorite things about The Woods are the inclusion he has experienced playing sports and the guidance the teachers give him during class. Outside of school, Ryan enjoys playing hockey and soccer with his friends. His Woods Varsity basketball team won the Georgetown Prep Youth Basketball tournament this year. Ryan is very excited to be attending Gonzaga College High School next fall as an incoming freshman. He would like to thank his parents for supporting and believing in him. Ryan would also like to give thanks to Mr. Bednar for strengthening his faith during religion class.

Lilly K. will be playing a Brave Girl in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Lilly’s favorite part about The Woods is getting to see all of her friends at lunch and recess. Lilly’s past performances at The Woods include playing Medusa in Perseus and Medusa. Outside of school, Lilly likes playing tennis and field hockey with all of her friends. She wants to give a special thanks to her mom, dad, Mr. Kalas, and all of her friends.

Luc L. is playing a Pirate in this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. His past performances include playing an Old Lady in Percy Jackson and the narrator for the third grade production of Itchy Witchy. His favorite part about The Woods Academy is all of the nice teachers. Outside of school, Luc enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends. He was the recipient of the Coach’s Award for basketball this past winter. Luc would like to thank Darren’s lizard, Jeff, for all of the support. 

Daniel L. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Daniel's previous roles include playing Mercury in the sixth grade play, Perseus & Medusa. Daniel has enjoyed acting during the rehearsals. Daniel’s favorite part of The Woods is the seventh grade boys advisory. During Daniel's time at The Woods, he has twice been the recipient of the Hustle Award for basketball. He would like to give special thanks to mom, dad, Joshua, & David for being there. 

Dylan M. will be playing the roles of Nana and Jukes in this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include playing the Head Soldier in a performance of Perseus and Medusa. Dylan has been a student at The Woods since Montessori. He enjoys his classes, his teachers and a vigorous game of soccer or football with friends at recess. He loves to explore and try new things. Dylan would like to thank his family, his geckos and his guinea pigs.

Lucas M. is making his Woods Academy debut acting as a Pirate in the Broadway Musical, Peter Pan Jr. Lucas has also performed as a Knight in the sixth grade production of Perseus and Medusa. Lucas enjoys playing baseball, football, basketball and going fishing during his free time. Lucas’s favorite part about The Woods Academy is the fun sports and activities that they provide. Lucas would like to thank his mom, dad, his sister Mikaela, his cat Rose, his grandparents, his cousins and all of his friends that have supported him and been by his side throughout his life. 

Darren M. will be playing a Pirate in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include a Knight in Perseus and Medusa and a Skeleton in Itchy Witchy. Darren’s favorite part of The Woods is playing football with his friends during recess. Outside of school, Darren plays lacrosse and enjoys surfing. He would like to give a special thanks to Mom, Dad, Maeve, Ryan, his friends, and Jeff.

Liam M. is playing The Crocodile in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Liam’s past roles include an Oompa Loompa as part of the seventh grade production of Willy Wonka Jr. His favorite thing about attending The Woods Academy is morning advisory where he can get ready for the day and talk to his peers. He has been the recipient of two awards for soccer and one for basketball during his time at The Woods. Liam will be attending Saint John's College High School as an incoming freshman this fall. He would like to thank his parents, friends, and Mr. Clubbs for supporting him every step of the way. 

Madison M. will be playing a Brave Girl in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Madison’s past roles include playing a Witch in Itchy Witchy and one of Medusa’s Sisters in Perseus and Medusa. Madison has enjoyed helping with the set during preparations for the play. Her favorite part about being a student at The Woods is playing sports. She was the recipient of the September Athlete of the Month award this past September and also won the Hustle Award for soccer. She would like to thank her parents for helping her and her sister, Emma, for being the re for her.

Charles N. will be playing a Pirate in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Charles’ favorite parts about The Woods Academy have been the delicious lunch and IXLs. Charles won the Coach’s Award for basketball this past winter season. He would like to thank all of his friends, family and teachers. He would also like to thank everyone who has supported him along his tough journey because he would not be where he is without them. 

Graham N. will be playing a Pirate in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include performing as an Oompa Loompa in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Graham’s favorite part about The Woods is the community. Outside of school Graham enjoys playing basketball and baseball. This year, Graham has won not only the Athlete of the Month award but was also named Most Improved player of this year’s varsity basketball team. Graham is excited to be attending St. Anselm’s Abbey in the fall as an incoming freshman. He would like to thank his parents for always being there for him.

Rohan P. will be performing as a Lost Boy in this year’s Broadway production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include Apollo as part of the production of Perseus and Medusa. Rohan’s favorite thing to do at The Woods Academy is play football with his friends at recess. Outside of school, he enjoys playing basketball and baseball with his brothers, Nikhil and Devan. Rohan would like to thank Mom, Dad, Nikhil, Devan, and all of his family for supporting him throughout his life.

Maren P. will be playing Small Brave Girl in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Her past roles include Oompa Loompa #2 in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Maren has enjoyed learning choreography and working on the lights during this year's production. Outside of school Maren enjoys playing basketball. Maren is excited to be attending Georgetown Visitation in the fall as an incoming freshman. She would like to thank her family and friends.

Alexis P. will be playing as a Brave Girl in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. She also played a Candy Man Kid in last year’s performance of Willy Wonka Jr. Her favorite part about The Woods Academy is advisory time spent talking with her classmates and advisor. She won the Most Improved Award for basketball in 2022. Alexis is excited to be attending Good Counsel as an incoming freshman this fall. She would like to thank her parents for all the support they have shown throughout the school year.

Jacqueline P. will be playing a Brave Girl in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Last year she played a Candy Man Kid in The Woods’ production of Willy Wonka Jr. Jacqueline's favorite part about being a Woods Academy student is seeing her friends each day. Outside of school, Jacqueline enjoys rock climbing with her family and playing board games after dinner. She won the Most Improved Award for Lacrosse in 2021 and the Breakout Player Award for Basketball in 2024. Next year, Jacqueline is excited to be attending Good Counsel as a freshman. Jacqueline would like to give a special thank you to her parents and sister for always being there to support her.

Graham P. will be playing a Pirate in this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. Graham has enjoyed the after school activities at The Woods Academy. He has won two awards in his three years at Woods. Graham is excited to attend Georgetown  Prep as an incoming freshman this fall. He would like to thank his friends and family for being very supportive of him throughout his years at The Woods.

Carina R. will be playing Mrs. Darling in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Her past roles at The Woods Academy include a Cat in the third grade's production of Itchy Witchy as well as an Oompa Loompa and Candy Man Kid in last year's musical, Willy Wonka Jr. Carina's favorite part about The Woods Academy is the community and all of her friends. Outside of school, Carina enjoys rock climbing and spending time with her family. She is excited to be attending Our Lady of Good Counsel in the fall as an incoming freshman. Carina would like to thank her family and her friends for being supportive of her and her role in the play. 

Andrei R. will be playing Peter Pan in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His previous roles at The Woods include Mike Teavee as part of last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. as well as a Skeleton for Itchy Witchy. Andrei’s favorite part of being a Woods student is playing soccer at recess with his friends. Outside of school, Andrei enjoys playing soccer, loves watching movies, and enjoys studying history. He is very excited to be attending St. John’s College High School in the fall. Andrei would like to thank his brother, Luka, for always being there and helping him with his homework.

Veronica R. will be playing a Brave Girl in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Her past performances include playing Wendy in an outside production of Peter Pan, Masha in Santa Clause, and Juliet for Romeo and Juliet. Outside of school, Veronica plays piano, enjoys dance and does gymnastics. She has been the recipient of multiple awards for theater, ballet and gymnastics. Her favorite thing about The Woo ds is spending time with friends during advisory. She would like to thank her parents, Mrs. Chrobo and her dog, Cupcake, for being there. 

Jake R. is playing Captain Hook in this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles at Woods include an Oompa Loompa in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Jake’s favorite part about The Woods is how close the community is and the people. Outside of school, he enjoys playing football and basketball. Jake was the recipient of the Liza C. Metaac scholarship given to a rising seventh grader and also made the All-Tournament team for the Georgetown Prep basketball tournament this past season. 

Christian R. is making his theater debut as a Lost Boy in the Broadway musical, Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include playing Frankenstein as part of the third grade production of Itchy Witchy. Outside of school, Christian plays baseball and loves watching movies with his dog. Christian’s favorite part about Woods is playing football with his friends every day. He would like to thank his mother, father, brother, Mr. Kalas and  dog, Hazel.

Jacob R. will be playing a Pirate in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include playing an Oompa Loompa as part of last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. Jacob has enjoyed working with the music and having the opportunity to sing during the play. Outside of school, Jacob enjoys soccer and chess. Jacob has won multiple awards, including twice being named Most Improved for basketball. Jacob is excited to be attending Good Counsel in the fall as an incoming freshman. He would like to thank his mom and Nina Marks for all the work they do for him.

Dylan S. is making his acting debut as a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His favorite things about being a student at The Woods are the engaging teachers and the advanced classwork. He was a part of the Varsity Soccer team for The Woods this past fall for which he won the Coach’s Award after winning the Norwood Tournament. Dylan Sanchez is excited to be attending St. Albans School in the fall and would like to thank his mom, as well as all those who believed in him.

Luke S. is making his debut as Noodler and Peter Pan's shadow in this year's musical, Peter Pan Jr. Previously, Luke played King Polydectes as part of the sixth grade production of Persus and Medusa. Luke’s favorite thing about The Woods is playing football with his friends at recess. Luke loves learning about science, and his favorite sport is soccer. Luke has received multiple awards at The Woods including Most Improved for baseball, as well as the Coach’s Award for soccer. Luke would like to thank his mother, father, and all of his teachers for helping him to become an amazing student.

Jackson S. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. His past roles include a Cook in last year's production of Willy Wonka Jr. Jackson’s favorite part about The Woods is the welcoming environment. He is thankful to the Arts production team for all of their help. Jackson is excited to be attending the Landon School for Boys as an incoming freshman this fall. 

Ruby S. will be playing a Brave Girl in this year's musical, Peter Pan Jr. Her past roles include Mermaid in the sixth grade production of Perseus and Medusa. Ruby enjoys playing sports after school with her friends and advisory with Mrs.Chrobocinski. She would like to thank her family for everything they have done for her.

JJ S. will be performing as a Pirate in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. He was also a part of the sixth grade production of Perseus and Medusa. His favorite part about being a Woods student is being able to hangout with friends and play Red Ball during advisory. JJ has been the recipient of multiple awards for Woods basketball teams. He would like to thank his mom and dad for enrolling him at The Woods Academy.

Aiden S. will be playing a Pirate in this year’s production of the broadway musical, Pet er Pan Jr. His past roles include playing a Soldier in the sixth grade production of Perseus and Medusa. Aiden’s favorite part about Woods is hanging out with his friends during the day. Aiden would like to give a special thank you to his family for showing up to the play to watch him.

Conor S. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Conor’s favorite part about the play has been playing ghosts in the graveyard. His favorite things about being a Woods student are the teachers and his friends. Conor would like to give a special thank you to his father, Eric Smith, for always being there for him.

Greta S. will be playing a Brave Girl in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Her past performances include Old Lady #1 for the sixth grade production of Perseus and Medusa as well as a cat in Itchy Witchy. Outside of school, Greta enjoys participating in orchestra and hanging out with her friends. Her favorite thing about The Woods Academy is the close-knit community. She would like to give a special thanks to her mom and dad.

Selah T. will play a Pirate in this year’s musical, Peter Pan Jr. Her past roles include playing a Candy Kid in last year's production of Willy Wonka Jr. Her favorite part about being a Woods student is how invested the teachers are in her success and the inviting community. Outside of school, Selah enjoys playing soccer, swimming and running track. Selah was the recipient of the Most Improved award for the Varsity Girls' Soccer team at Woods and was a runner-up for the upper school Spelling Bee. Next year, she is excited to take her talents to Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. She would like to thank her mom, sister, and most importantly, God, for all of the opportunities He has given her. 

Shiloh T. will be playing a Pirate in this year’s musical, Peter Pan Jr. Her past roles at Woods include a Candy Kid in last year’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. During her time at The Woods, Shiloh has enjoyed the small class sizes that allow for close connections between teachers and students. Shiloh will be attending Sone Ridge as an incoming freshman this fall. She would like to thank God, her mom, and her sister for always encouraging her to be the best version of herself that she can be.

Chapin T. will be playing a Pirate in this year's production of Peter Pan Jr. Chapin's favorite things that he has done at The Woods Academy are the play and the service trips. His favorite part about The Woods is how small and close the community is to the school. He also likes how he knows all the students in his grade like his friends. At The Woods, he won the Coach Award for baseball. He would like to thank his mom, dad, and everyone who helped him succeed at The Woods. 

Jahlil W. will be playing a Pirate in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Jahlil’s favorite part about the play has been being a part of the Stage Crew. Jahlil’s favorite part about being a Woods student is how involved the teachers are. Jahlil has twice been the recipient of the Coach’s Award for his basketball teams at The Woods. He would like to thank his teachers, family and coaches for helping him make it through middle school. 

Emma W. will be playing Tiger Lily in this year's rendition of Peter Pan Jr. Previously, Emma captivated audiences as Athena in Perseus and Medusa. Her cherished characters include Uma from Descendants and Willma from Zombies 2 and Zombies 3. Emma fondly recalls choir excursions to Kings Dominion, celebrating her passion for music. She also excels as a multi-sport athlete, playing volleyball, swimming, and running. Grateful to her family—Mom, Dad, Benjamin, Fe, & pups—for their unwavering support. I cherish you all and hope you relish the performance!

William W. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. William’s past roles include playing an Oompa Loompa in last year's production of Willy Wonka Jr. His favorite thing about The Woods is playing basketball at recess. William has been the recipient of the Most Improved Award for the soccer team. For the next four years, William will be taking his talents to St. John's College High School. He would like to thank his mom and dad for supporting him.

Adan Z. will be playing a Lost Boy in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr. Adan’s favorite part about this year’s play has been building and painting the sets. Adan has enjoyed being out on the soccer field competing and has won the most improved award twice during his time at The Woods. He would like to thank his mom and dad for always being supportive and showing up.