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live from the karl chevrolet studios in west demoines, this is cw iowa live. >> good morning everyone. it is 9:31. welcome back to the program. we are proud of a lot of things in this greatcity of ours and we are especially proud when they celebrate milestone anniversaries . this year we are talking about a major milestonewhen it comes to a high school. >> with some hoover pride in studio with us right now . wearing the colors and talking about a fantastic production that is happening this weekend but a huge celebration as you were saying. >> exactly. stacy is joining us in studio right now and your first contacted us making us aware of the fact that this year's graduating class at hoover high is a major because it's a big-time anniversary . >> it is.it's our 50th anniversary so hoover is 50 years old. is the youngest high school in the des moines area. is alsothe smallest school . i consider it kind of the small town school with the big city parks . a wonderful community. >> you brought some guest with you as well today. we also have the chair of the whole 50th celebration rose join us in studio. this is a major undertaking was in a. >> that certainly is. westarted over a year ago planning and we had different events throughout the year so far . we still continue to have momentum and we will top it off at the graduation of the students in a golf outing in maine. it's a lot of good things. >> how are we celebrate this weekend because this week is kind of the big push right? >> yes. this weekend we are celebrating 50 years of the theater excellence at hoover. hoover has historically had an excellent theater arts program into starting last night the students here are in rogers and hammerstein and cinderella. tomorrow night we have an alumni reception at 5:00, price chopper in tripoli and employers are helping sponsor that. we hope everybody has their tickets by 6:30 and then we would to every dedication. we have a brand-new auditorium to celebrate the 50 year anniversary echo we will be retaking that who gave 25 years of his life at the theater arts teacher there. just developed an amazing program. we are pleased to be able to honor him tomorrow night. the students will perform cinderella. henderson after gathering at felix and oscar's for alumni after the production. we are looking forward to a fun evening tomorrow night and i know these kids have worked really hard. i hear last night wasamazing so i am excited.>> how much , were you reaching us to get as much alums back for thisweekend ? >> most definitely. we love to have the alumni come back and share their experiences as well as for them to see what is going on because hoover has changed quite a bit since they originally were there. is good for everybody to hear . >> what makes uber so special that people embrace it? >> you know i am not even the only way i am connected is my husband and my sons are both alumni. i just feel a sense of pride about hoover and what it is about and where they are from. they have over 100 languages spoken within the walls and many countries represented by our student population of. is very diverse. i see it being very cohesive. a good small community. >> wonderful. weather you part of the alumni are not want to help promote the great show is going on as we are always promoting great theater especially his court there as well. want to encourage you to go out and see cinderella which opened last night. event so that we can. him a couple stars joining us in studio as well. alex and julie thank you so much for being here. let's talk about this production. bias is so special? >> especially because it is the anniversary of hoover i think is really special for all of them to see how much the theater program has grown over the years and because of everyone involved with it. >> what made you want to bein this show? i'm assuming cinderella. >> yes . >> what made you want to be in this production? >> i have always had a love for theater and i think i just kind of not that i'm a freshman i wanted to push myself.postma involved in them but i wanted to shoot for something a little more. >> alex hello have you been performing? >>this is my first production. >> really? >> wonderful. >> nervous? >> yes . shaking in my overly large boots. [laughter] >> he has his lucky tie and. >> you do. that's a sharp looking type. what year are you in school? >> i'm a senior. >> and this is your first production? >> yes. >> what on earth made you want to get involved at this late time? >> so i am part of the choir. i was part of the chamber choir for three years and i decided i want to branch out so i did, for a little bit and get some experience. >> wasn't as difficult as you thought it was? >> etc. more difficult than i thought it was. >> what is the most fun part about it? >> since i am a quiet kid singing and dancing. >> there you go. very special production that we want to make sure you do not miss. everyone is invited to come and see cinderella which was does run through november 11. making it more important with celebrating 50 years at hoover as well. >> stacy, how involved were you in hoover high with the celebrations before this year? >> while i am a graduate of hoover. i had to students, my kids graduated in 2013 and just last year. i tried to stay involved in things and just last year when this came up i thought i'm kind of technically be an empty nestor so i think giving back to community, giving back to the high school is a great way to be involved. hoover is a special place. it really is. i just thought it would be great to try and be involved in this stuff this year.i kind of have a tour tempered by sight as the other day and you are promoting southeast polk. >> that is my school down that road. >> is it? the guy that was on with you said they packed the house. that 800 is an apac to the house. so we have a brand-new auditorium and so we are saying to you if southeast polk can pack the house hoover can pack the house so let's make sure you are there and we have a full house for these students who worked so hard. >> stacy, that's a real underlying purpose of you being here we need to pack the house for the presentation of the performances. >> that is right that people want to follow along with their hearing for this about the first time and another man want to be part of the specialevents that are going on is a place they can go for more details? >> can contact to that school . we also have a facebook page and a twitter account that they can look up. i canget you that information . >> looks like hoover.dm schools that work will be the best direct link on the internet and of course just contact the school if you like more details and just realizing a huge celebration is happening this weekend. >> let us go. i have one more question for stacy. you said you are a graduate of hoover kids a graduate of hoover put either of your kids use any of the stuff that you had when you go to school and maybe a shirt or anything like that? give any of that? >> actually yes. we have seniors work togas during the spirit week and so when i was a senior i had a roadrunner wiley coyote sheet that was a toga and i passed that on to my kids and that's what they were for toga take. >> did they really. >>yet. it surprised . [laughter] >> that is awesome. so much fun. 50 years. a heck of a celebration with this year's graduating class at hoover. hopefully lead to back pounds. >> yes we do. these kids have worked hard and it will be well worth your time. high school theater is affordable, it is fun and it's excellent. these kids strive for excellence. there's some good stuff out there. >>

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