Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center's Journey to Scotland

Follow the adventures of the Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center's Journey to Scotland and the 2011 Fringe Festival.

We will post updates as we prepare on this once in a lifetime experience for cast and crew.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thoughts from NPAC member: Shannon Peahi-Ching

This trip was an amazing experience for us all. From walking to Leo Cafe for Internet access, to getting on the London Eye and looking out over entire city, running our first tech at Surgeon's Hall and yes...even the shopping on the Royal Mile in Scotland. 

Not many have the opportunity that we did, and this all came true because of the unlimited support and generosity of so many people. The people we met, the bonds we made and memories shared are everlasting and will never die. 

Thank you to the countless supporters who believed in us, but the real thanks goes out to Robin Kitsu and his lovely wife and daughter, Michelle and Chloe.  It is the three of you that are the foundation for this program.  The progress that this program has had, up to this point, has been because of all three of you. keep giving the students and alumni credit, but the truth is that majority of this was because of you.  It was YOU who wrote up our packet for acceptance, it was YOU who chose such an outstanding and heart-felt show and it was YOU who started this program.  Words cannot express how much I or the whole cast is thankful to be sharing these memories with you, but all I can say is a great big THANK YOU for such a great journey :)  

You taught us that dreams can come true, and nothing or no one can hold us down.  If we set our minds to anything, it is possible...I mean look where we are! THANK YOU AGAIN AND WE LOVE YOU!

Day 13: Journey to Scotland: Edinburgh Castle and more

We finally got to visit the Edinburgh Castle today . . . we broke up into groups and let everyone go on their own.  The castle is a beautiful structure and as with other sites, it was hard to believe the structure was build hundreds of years ago without modern equipment.

The groups then went on another shopping excursion and lunch and we then we to see the a capella group, The Oxford Belles, an all female a cappella group.  We impressed with the vocal talents and song selections from contemporary numbers from Rhianna to Sway.  We were able to meet with the young ladies after the performance and gave them shell leis.

Back to the dorms for rest and dinner and then its off to see Mid-Pac's production of Haroun and the Sea of Stories.