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Student takes on "Christmas Carol" to be heard on radio, online

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The Great Lakes Theater performs "A Christmas Carol."



Radio and online audiences can listen live Thursday as members of the Great Lakes Theater company read six CMSD students’ takes on the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.”

The students submitted winning entries in the Great Lakes Theater’s long-running “A Christmas Carol” writing contest.

The readings will take place as part of a “Sound of Ideas” broadcast scheduled for 9 a.m. on WCPN, 90.3 FM and Host Mike McIntyre also will interview the students.

The students include Sakai Dork (Robinson G. Jones School), Lana Keosingharath (Douglas MacArthur Girls’ Leadership Academy), Lily Pennington (Newton D. Baker School of Arts), Tianna Triggs (Riverside School), Christaun Ware (Walton Pre K-8 School) and Darnasia Wilson (Douglas MacArthur Girls’ Leadership Academy).

The radio broadcast will be repeated at 9 p.m. Thursday.

The theater company has been running the contest for 31 years. It is open to CMSD students in the sixth through eighth grades.

The pieces can take various forms, including updated retellings, song lyrics and poetry. Schools determine their finalists.

You can read this year's winning stories at