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Munster Kiwanis Names October Students of the Month

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Kelly Collins, a senior at Munster High School, maintains a 3.95 average. She has been a member of the Munster Theatre Company as a performer all 4 years, as a Thespian, an Honor Thespian and as an officer. She has worked on set construction for 2 years as well. She has been a Travel/Varsity Performer on the Speech and Debate Team for 2 years, achieving success in both sectional and state competition. She’s been a member of the MHS Choirs all 4 years and a soloist with MHS SONG for 2 years. She was a member of the Color Guard for 2 years, and the Winter Guard for a year. Kelly received the MHS EQUUS Awards for Best Actress in a Drama/Comedy and Best New Artist. She was a Gold Medalist for Vocal Solo at both regional and state ISSMA competitions in 9th, 10th & 11th grade. Outside of school, she has taken private voice lessons with William Woods; as well as workshops, masterclasses and private lessons in voice, performance, dialect, dance, choreography, and audition prep. Kelly has appeared in productions at the Towle Theater in Hammond, 4th Street Theater in Chesterton, and Highland Parks Theatre. She is employed as a Princess Performer with Magic, Music, and More LLC and as a hostess at Dante’s House of Pizza. Kelly plans to attend college and pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre.

Joseph Bellahcen, also a senior at Munster High School, maintains a 4.28 grade point average. A four-year member of the Munster Theatre Company, currently serving as President, he’s also served as Technical Director, Vice President and Historian. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Club. As a Junior, he served as Business Manager for the MHS Newspaper. He’s also been a member of the Creative Writing Club and the Cross Country team. Joseph represented MHS at Hoosier Boys State and the American Legion Boys Nation. He received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, the Principal’s Award for Excellence, AP Literature Department Award, AP Computer Science A Department Award, the Algebra II Department Award, the Spanish II Department Award and JEA First-Year Photographer Honorable Mention. Outside school, Joseph is a musician with an album published on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal, etc. He is self-employed as a videographer and media restoration technician. Joseph plans to attend a four-year university to study electrical engineering, computer science and world languages.
Munster Kiwanis awards scholarships every spring. The recipients are selected from the Students of the Month. For additional information about Munster Kiwanis, contact Carol Moore at (219) 923-5167.