Westside schools:
CHS performs Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy’

       A semi-modern version of William Shakespeare's “The Comedy of Errors” will be presented by the Coronado High School Drama Department Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12-13. The starting time both nights will be 7 p.m. in the Coronado auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.
       Instead of being set in the 16th century with a Turkish marketplace for the setting, the Coronado version will take place in a 1920s Los Angeles film studio. “Same great Shakespeare lines, just different set and costumes,” explained Andrea Aiello of Coronado. “There are also cute, short film reels that will be played throughout the production to accent the new theme.”
      
       West Middle School SAIL students Josh Munson, Kate Wolf, Helen Stritzel and Dylan Roche hope to travel to Michigan State University for the International Future Problem Solving competition May 28 after winning first place recently against middle schools from Colorado.
       The team is looking for corporate sponsorships to help pay for the $2,000 cost of the Michigan trip. For more information, call Eric Hamilton at West at 328-3929.
       According to team coach, Anne Wolf, “Future Problem Solving (FPS) is an international program designed to promote social awareness, problem-solving, and teamwork. Students from 4th through 12th grade study current situations such as pandemics, nanotechnology and the counterfeit economy, then use their knowledge to frame and solve similar problems as they may appear in the near-future.”
      
       Ryan Hafer, a former standout runner at Coronado High School, won the Big Sur International Marathon April 26 in Monterey, Calif. “It's nice to see an old Cougar do well,” said Doug Hugill, who was his coach at Coronado.
       It was only the second marathon for Hafer, 22, recently graduated from Harvard, His time of 2 hours, 32 minutes and 17 seconds is about 20 minutes slower than that of American Olympic-level runners.

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