Findlayian Creel sings on Tony show

Findlay High School alum Gavin Creel was nominated for a Tony Award as Featured Actor in a musical. He plays Claude in the revival of the musical “Hair”. Creel didn’t win the award on Sunday but the show won Best Revival and he and the cast performed the song “Hair” during the broadcast on CBS. Here is a clip I made of the performance.

Gavin Creel in Hair

*Note – Creel is the guy in the white shirt and red head band who starts the song*

More info:

Hair the Musical on Broadway

Short Q&A with Gavin Creel

Heritage Christian principal tricks student into dancing

A student going to a private Christian school in Findlay was suspended after attending the Prom of the local public high school. It seems Heritage Christian School has a rule against rock music and dancing and it seems it applies even off campus during a student’s private time. In an ironic twist, the Principal of Heritage had to sign a form allowing the student to attend the event, then when the student did, the student was punished.

“Our stand on this issue should be of no surprise to the student or his parents,” Principal Tim England said in a statement. “For the parents to claim any injustice regarding this issue is at best forgetful and at worst disingenuous. It is our hope that the student and his parents will abide by the policies they have already agreed to.”

England said he has never known a Heritage Christian student to attend Findlay’s prom. He has been principal for 13 years.

Findlay High School requires students attending prom from other schools to get a signature from their principal.

England signed the form for Frost, but told him there would be “consequences” if he attended the dance, Frost said.

“I expected a short lecture about making the right decisions and not doing something stupid,” Frost said. “I thought I would get his signature and that would be the end.”

Instead, England took the issue to the School Committee, made up of church members, where they decided to suspend Frost.

“In life, we constantly make decisions whether we are going to please self or please God. (Frost) chose one path, and the School Committee chose the other,” England said.

Don’t go to prom, school tells teen published in the Findlay Courier 05/08/2009

No one said England had to sign the form especially if you didn’t want the student to go. But because he signed the form, he and the school gave up their authority to punish the student.

What kind of message is the principal sending the student by tricking him to violate the rules? I thought only the devil could tempt us mere mortals to sin.

Gratz to Big Ben!

Big Ben Roethlisberger, Findlay High School alum, threw the game winning TD pass to Santonio Holmes to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to his 2nd Super Bowl victory in 4 years. They won 27 to 23. They now have won 6 Super Bowls in all.

Awesome game.

Great game but wrong result for the Findlay Trojans

Ugh! At the end of 3 quarters I thought Findlay would pull out the victory, but a muffed punt close to the goal line ended the try.

There won’t be an asterisk next the “L” Findlay got for Friday’s 41-34 loss to Upper Arlington.

And FHS coach Mark Ritzler doesn’t want one.

“We’re not into moral victories. We were out here to win,” Ritzler said.

Findlay’s effort against a powerhouse Upper Arlington team went into the books as a loss only in the technical sense, however.

The Trojans overcame a 13-0 deficit to forge a 17-13 lead, erased a 10-point third-quarter deficit to tie the game heading into the fourth quarter, and almost overcame 14 points in the final 5 minutes.

“I told the guys I’m proud of them and I’m proud to be their coach,” Ritzler said. “I was proud of the way they kept coming back and fighting. They never gave up.”

Blanchard River Buzz

Next up is traditional powerhouse Cincinnati Moeller in Cincinnati.

Good luck to Coach Mark Ritzler and the Trojans!

And thanks always to WFIN for streaming the games on the Internet for us expats.

PS – you can also hear University of Findlay games on the Internet as well. Go Oilers!