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Lake Shore Senior High School will present the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" Thursday through Saturday in the auditorium of the school, Beach Road and Route 5, Angola. Show times are 8 p.m., and tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens, $6 adults.
The Randolph Central School Drama Club will stage the musical "Godspell" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the auditorium of the high school, 18 Main St., Randolph. Tickets are $2 students, $3.50 adults.

Rochester Community Savings Bank at Transit Road in Wegmans Plaza is displaying artwork by Depew High School students this month. Paintings, drawings and photographs by more than 40 students are featured.
It's time to enter the Theodore Roosevelt "Young Historians" Essay Contest, sponsored by the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. The contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12 with prizes in two divisions, junior (for grades 7 through 9), and senior (grades 10 to 12).

Students are encouraged to select a topic pertaining to Theodore Roosevelt's life or career in which they have a particular interest. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: Roosevelt's foreign policy, conservation, civil rights at the turn of the century, Roosevelt's family or early life, or one of his many professions (author, politician, speaker, rancher, hunter, soldier and others).

The entry deadline is April 24. An awards reception for winners, participants, teachers and families will be held June 4 at the Theodore Roosevelt Site.

For contest information or rules, ask your social studies teacher or school librarian, or call the Theodore Roosevelt Site at 884-0095.
Williamsville North High School senior percussionist Jason Markzon has been named to the 1998 National High School Orchestra and will perform in a gala concert for the Music Educators National Conference In-Service Conference, April 18 in the Phoenix, Ariz., Symphony Hall.

At North, Jason participates in the Wind Ensemble, musical pit orchestra, District Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Select Chorus. This is his third year performing in the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra and second year with the Western New York Youth Wind Ensemble.
Winners in the fifth annual Western New York Women's History Celebration contests were announced March 17. Narrative contest winners are: first place, Teresa Escobales, Nardin Academy; second place, Amy Augustino, Williamsville South High School; third place, Lisa Havas, Williamsville South; honorable mention, Raina Lipsitz of City Honors, Amir Beg of Park School and Craig Bucki of Canisius High School.

Winners in the poster contest are: first place, Ariane McDaniel, Immaculata Academy; second place, Gwenn Snyder, Immaculata; third place, Melissa Keller and Jene Pineau, Finney High School; honorable mention, Jamie Leary, Immaculata.
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