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125 Years at YHC

125 Years at YHC: You Make Your Own Fun


Young Harris College students presented the special original production 125 Years at YHC: You Make Your Own Fun as part of the Commencement festivities.

Three time-travelling vaudevillians led the audience on a theatrical romp across campus and through Young Harris College’s history. The audience had the opportunity to “meet” former YHC President Charles Clegg, noted poet and YHC alumnus and former instructor Byron Herbert Reece, ’40, and other fascinating figures from the College’s past and present. 

Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Rachel Chaves, Ph.D., the production featured history major Georgiana Sampson of Blairsville, English major Kendra Cowart of Murrayville, theatre major Ashley Loyd of Young Harris, musical theatre major Sierra Vennes of Augusta, musical theatre major Bekah Medford of Powder Springs, musical theatre major Ashley Johnson of Canton, music major Will Skelton of Hayesville, N.C., musical theatre major Marvin Hemphill of Buford, theatre major Paige Crawford of Tucker, and musical theatre major Matt Jones of Hiram.

The production also included a special performance by musical group Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans, composed of Art Department Chair and Associate Professor of Art Ted Whisenhunt, Religious Studies Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Philosophy Jamie Watson, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor of English Eloise Whisenhunt, Ph.D., and Darlena Watson.

This program was supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.