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June 23, 2014

Floyd Central alumna to direct New Albany High School theater

Amy Harpenau graduated from Floyd in 2007

NEW ALBANY — A Floyd Central alumna will direct New Albany High School’s theater program next year.

Amy Harpenau was approved to lead the program by the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp.’s board of trustees on Monday. Harpenau guest-directed Floyd Central High School’s production of “Pride and Prejudice” in April.

Harpenau wasn’t at the meeting. She took a group of students from Floyd Central to watch New Albany and Jeffersonville High School perform at the International Thespian Festival in Nebraska this week.

“I’m just really excited to start in the program,” Harpenau said. “I grew up in this area and have been very close to the programs. I’m looking forward to getting the community back involved and selling tickets to shows they want to see. That’s what’s it about, it’s for them.”

Harpenau graduated from Floyd Central in 2007. She earned a bachelor’s of fine arts in musical theater from Ball State University and acted both locally and in several productions in New York, Ohio, Michigan and Germany.

Chris Bundy, former director at Floyd Central, said after the meeting that he thought Harpenau was a logical choice to take the spot at New Albany.

“As a lifelong resident of the area and as an accomplished, experienced performer herself, I feel confident that she is exactly the correct fit to grow the New Albany program and welcome back many who helped the program become a powerhouse under the former direction of David Longest,” Bundy said.

Harpenau was unanimously approved along with the rest of the staffing report.

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