Kristian Huff, unveiled first production
Merit College Preparatory Academy senior, Kristian Huff, unveiled his first original production entitled, “A Day in the Life” at Merit Academy on May 9-10, at 7:00 p.m.
While participating in Merit Academy’s unique Fusion Honors Program, Huff was encouraged by his instructors to write, produce and direct a production for his senior project. With the help of fellow Merit Academy student and co-writer Jessi Reyes, Huff had his directorial debut of his original production.
The Fusion Honors Program is one of Merit Academy’s unique directives to prepare its students for higher education. Students are required to complete two experiences from seven areas of influences ranging from: Science, Math, Literature, History, Philosophy, Technology, Art, Architecture, Film, Music, Theater, Foreign Culture, etc. Students get to experience field trips to art museums, religious festivals, and enjoy classic literature and movies. Students are not required to participate in The Fusion Honors Program, but are strongly encouraged to take part.
“Merit Academy has significantly helped students thrive, all while challenging them to reach limits they didn’t know they could do,” said Tara Greenwood, Kristian’s mother and a Merit Academy School Board member. “Because of the Fusion Honors Program and help from his instructors, Kristian has been able to direct this special production.”
“A Day in the Life” follows the story of 5 American teenagers and their foreign friend who comes to America for the first time. The production focuses on their unique stories and experiences while living in New York City. The production will include musical numbers performed by Merit Academy’s own Dance Company, Ballroom Company, Orchestra, Choir, Band and the Glee-inspired club, Satori.
Merit College Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free charter school in Springville, Utah. For additional information, visit their website www.meritacademy.org or contact their director Kim Mitchell at (801) 491-7600.