Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Students Shine at Performance; Talented Children Bring Venue to Life

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Students Shine at Performance; Talented Children Bring Venue to Life

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Byline: Derek Zomer

IT was a packed house, bustling with energy as Kiani Cartwright stepped forward.

The 14-year-old was nervous. She had never performed in front of so many people.

As the audience quietened, the eyes of more than 150 members of Rocky's Senior Citizens Club settled on Kiani.

The Glenmore High School drama student didn't disappoint.

"I don't know what I was expecting. Definitely not this many people," a pumped Kiani said after her short monologue performance.

"I was really scared when I went on stage. But luckily, I warmed up on stage, and I think it all went well."

Kiani was among the students from Glenmore's high and primary schools who had been invited to perform at the North Rocky venue by the senior citizen's club.

The array of musical, dance and dramatic performances kept the audience engaged for more than 90 minutes yesterday.

This week is Seniors' Week.

Kasey Nielson, 17, was another taking part in the 22 performances, who was looking to rise to the challenge. …

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