Manteo High School - Banners Lifting Spirits!

May 14, 2020


The bleachers, stands and auditorium may not be filled this year with family and friends watching their favorite ball player, track runner or theatre actor but the main highway through the Town of Manteo is filled with something very special.  The highway is lined with banners recognizing and celebrating both the Manteo High School (MHS) athletes and Stage Left theatre students of the 2020 graduating class.


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Manteo High School Teacher, Liz Brown, hit a home run when she brought this idea to the attention of others.  This idea used in another town is a great way to recognize the senior athletes and theatre students that didn’t get to finish their final season of high school sports and activities due to the challenges of COVID-19.  The double-sided banners are on display throughout the Town in true Black and Gold colors of the MHS Redskins.


Sports teams and theatre companies are made up of many people coming together for a common goal.  Through the many efforts of the MHS Booster Club, MHS Principal John Luciano, MHS Athletic Director Alfie Wheeler, Marquenette Fuller and Left Field Photography the community is able to cheer on these athletes and theatre students every day as they drive through Town.  The Town of Manteo and Board of Commissioners are supportive of community spirit and town staff and the Public Works Department helped to make the banners center stage!  When the banners are removed, they will be gifted to each individual student. 

Winning a game or getting a five-star review for a theatre production boosts the confidence of those playing the game or a theatre role and reminds them that the hard work was worth the effort.  Mary Poppins sums it up simply by saying, “Everything is possible, even the impossible.”  Thank you to this great community for making it possible to find a special way of recognizing and uplifting the athletes and theatre students of the 2020 MHS graduating class!