It's a busy week for students at Thomson High School and Briarwood Academy.
At Thomson High, theater students spent the beginning of the week putting the finishing touches on Final Dress Rehearsal, which is set to be performed Thursday and Friday night at the school.
Directed by drama teacher Ben Davis, the play is the humorous story of a high school production of an adaptation of Cinderella. Shows are 7:30 p.m. each night and free to the public.
Call Thomson High School at 595-9393 for more information.
Over at Briarwood Academy, students are also getting ready for the stage. They'll be performing Brigadoon this week.
The Briarwood Academy Choral Department presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Brigadoon is the story of two lost New Yorkers hunting in the Scottish highlands who stumble upon the mythical town of Brigadoon on the one special day every 100 years in which the unchanging village is visible to the outside world.
For tickets, contact the school office at 595-5641.
Take a little time and honor the hard work of these students and enjoy a little theater at the same time.
Meanwhile, congratulations should go to Briarwood's literary team, which dominated their region meet earlier this month, taking 13 first place awards. They took their show on the road to the state competition just last week and cleaned up there also.
In an academic landscape often dominated by athletics, Briarwood's literary success is rightfully celebrated.
Both coaches -- Jeannie Joesbury and Shelia Wilkes -- deserve a big pat on the back for guiding their students to such a tremendous level of success on both the region and state levels.
Students at both schools deserve credit for their hard work. A part of their journey culminates this week, but their trip is just beginning. Let's show that McDuffie County will be there with them all along the way.