Shakespearean Success: CHS honors Hench for dedication to Troupe


CHS principal Jay Rauscher presents Biondo-Hench with a dedication plaque for the new display.

Kate Muir
Shakespeare Troupe adviser Sue Biondo-Hench and her husband, CASD hall monitor Brad Hench, pose next to the dedication poster for the new permanent display in the Swartz building.

Macbeth. The Tempest. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All have been brought to life on the stage of the Swartz auditorium, a tribute to the unwavering dedication of Shakespeare Troupe adviser, Sue Biondo-Hench, and the hundreds of students that have participated on stage and behind the scenes.

Thanks to counseling center secretary Betsy Richwine (and several CASD sponsors), this hard work will not soon be forgotten, with the help of a new display in the Swartz building.

On Monday, April 3, students and staff members surprised Biondo-Hench with a short ceremony outside of the auditorium where she has spent so much of her teaching career, unveiling 12 newly framed posters, reproductions of student work that was used to promote the shows in previous years.  During the ceremony, CHS principal Jay Rauscher presented Biondo-Hench with another poster, a dedication to Hench for her years of service.

Check out the slideshow below for some highlights of this ceremony.