YOUNG STARS: Teagan Rodriguez; Summah Quinlan, Peta McMahon-Neale, Charley Orenshaw and Jessica Renton performed at the Mulkadee Arts Festival last month.
YOUNG STARS: Teagan Rodriguez; Summah Quinlan, Peta McMahon-Neale, Charley Orenshaw and Jessica Renton performed at the Mulkadee Arts Festival last month. CONTRIBUTED

St Cath's students impress at Mulkadee Arts Festival

TALENTED students from St Catherine's Catholic College have returned from Townsville after performing at the Mulkadee Arts Festival in July.

Twenty St Cath's students participated in a week-long program offering intensive workshops in choir, dance, drama, strings, guitar and band.

This year, students staged a play for their final performance of Alice in Wonderland involving a full collaboration of the various art areas.

Carlo Moretto (Year 7) and Tyler Patton (Year 6) performed on guitar.

Teagan Rodriguez and Summah Quinlan (Year 7), Peta McMahon-Neale (Year8), Jessica Renton (Year 9), Hannah King and Charlotte Orenshaw (Year10), and Ethan Thompson, Courtney March Peach and Krista McGrady (Year 11) performed in the dance category.

Lanie Krog (Year 11), Angel Camp and Breeanna Purvis (Year 12) took part in drama workshops.

Camryn Griffith (Year 12), Lucia Bates and Jorja Knox (Year 6) and Isabel Spence and Daniel Spurway performed in the choir.

Finally, student Star Dittman (Year 10) achieved her Certificate II in Music Industry. Principal Sharyn Bell said the Mulkadee Arts Festival was a highly anticipated event at St Cath's.

"The week presents the chance for these young performers to work with highly professional instructors and to be part of a choir or dance, drama and guitar troupes on a scale they would not have the chance to experience in a regional area,” she said.

The final show sold out and was recognised as the biggest Mulkadee Arts Festival show yet, with the students receiving a standing ovation for their outstanding production.