Student published in prestigious newspaper

Senior Sacha Cameron writes a review for The Post

Recently a senior’s work has been selected to be published in The Washington Post for the third time in a year on Jan. 5 after the last publication in November of 2015.

Lately, Sacha Cameron who is member of AHS theatre wrote a Cappies review for a performance of The 39 Steps at St. Stephen and Agnes school. Her first published review was about The Miracle Worker at Paul VI.

“I always like seeing my name on the list of reviews selected for  publication,” Cameron said.

Cameron said that she often writes a review around 500 words, about what worked well in the show. She mostly focuses on the actors and technical elements of the play.

Sacha says that her work is for an organization called Cappies that works with other schools, and she signed up her Junior year. Cappies encourages the performing arts, and each school participating sends a group of chosen critics to other schools in order to review their shows. Les Miserables has gotten reviewed at AHS, and later in the year at an Awards Gala at the Kennedy center, the most voted play’s will be awarded.

“It’s basically the high school level of the Tony Awards.” Says Cameron.

Cameron said that by writing these reviews, she has benefited in her theatre class here at AHS. The experience with the type of writing she’s written have enabled her to watch a variety of plays and musicals which help her reflect on herself.

“The reviews have helped me in theatre at AHS, when thinking about my own performance and what I’m putting out for tech,” Cameron said. “I’ve always been interested in theatre and enjoyed writing so this seemed like a natural thing to try.”

Apart from being the business manager for the AHS theatre company, Cameron is President of the National English Honor Society, Secretary of the National Honor Society, and an IB diploma Candidate.

Cameron was a part of the A-blast her sophomore year, and she really liked writing for the school paper. Cameron is glad she can still write for the paper even without being a part of the school newspaper.