Sam Bloch


The Western Forensics team competes in Individual Events (IE).   Forensics IE is a competitive activity which allows students to explore ideas and concepts such as prejudices, relationships, and world politics through literature, drama and current events.  Through either an interpretation or prepared speech, team members will compete against some of the brightest and most talented high school students in the state of Michigan.  The rewards of Forensics are far-reaching and assist students socially and academically in high school, college,and their careers.

The Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association promotes education-based middle and secondary school speech and debate activities and interscholastic competition as a means to develop a student’s lifelong skills and values, as well as the public’s awareness of the value of speech, debate, and communication education.

As an organization, the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association embraces diversity, interconnection, and visionary leadership while fostering a greater sense of community. We empower students to become proficient communicators, ethical individuals, critical thinkers, lifelong learners and leaders in a democratic society.

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, a summer school of the arts located on a 1,400 acre campus in Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, offers fine arts education for all ages. Each summer, the principal camp program serves more than 5,400 gifted elementary, junior high, and high school students with diverse programs in music, art, dance, and drama while offering more than 175 performances during its Summer Arts Festival. Blue Lake also operates a widely acclaimed International Exchange Program and two public radio stations. Since its inception in 1966, Blue Lake has provided cultural enrichment to more than 300,000 gifted students and countless concert-goers.

After the attempted suicide of a 16 year-old girl results in a coma, a documentary film crew sets out to reveal what happened, leading them to discover footage documenting the torment she suffered at the hands of a bully.

The Bully Chronicles is a one of a kind film that shatters the conventions of filmmaking to bring the secret world of bullying into the light. A revolutionary approach to narrative film, The Bully Chronicles combines unscripted documentary-style filmmaking with a ground breaking take on the 'found footage' style. Inspired by real cases of bullying that happen each and every day across the country, this film is the first of its kind: a fictional story that has the power to launch a movement, transform lives and ignite the end of the bullying epidemic.

Walled Lake Western High School has a long history of producing professional quality productions on an annual basis.
We are proud of our full student cast and technical crew all supervised by our Performing Arts Department teachers and Parent Volunteers.
And it is thanks to our supportive community that we can continue to produce these productions in a time that Performing Arts programs are being cut in school.

The Marquis Theatre, a historic Northville landmark, is a beautifully restored Victorian building with nearly eighty years of rich history and tradition. Elegantly designed, it was originally built as an opera house, then later presented vaudeville, featuring some of the finest acts of its time. During this era, Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford were among the many stars who appeared on the Marquis Theatre stage.The Zayti Family purchased the Marquis in 1971 and began its restoration in 1978. Working alongside the crew, they discovered many hidden treasures. The theatre's original French glass doors were found intact under plywood panels. Craftsmen removed eight coats of paint to reveal the original splendor of the black walnut ticket booth. The handsome old brass door handles were found backstage and were painstakingly restored to their original condition and now stand proudly at the lobby entrance.The interior of the theatre has been extensively refurbished. The area in the lobby, where the beautiful stained glass windows are now located, was once an open space. It allowed patrons for a mere 5 cents to listen to and enjoy the live entertainment of the day. The lushly upholstered seats, with wrought-iron framework, were chosen to recreate the Victorian design.The Marquis has presented the hit musicals Camelot, Oklahoma, Peter Pan, Carousel, Gypsy, A Little Night Music and Annie and top performers Count Basie, Woody Herman, The Ink Spots, The Pied Pipers, The Four Lads, The Harmonicats, and The Four Freshman. The Marquis Theatre is also home to the Marquis Theatre Children, a talented group of children who continue to entertain young audiences with excellence in Children's Theatre.

Come and share perfect family vacations under the warm Floridian sunshine. This family resort is ideal to improve your game with our International Tennis, Fitness and Golf Academies.

Sky's The Limit Productions was founded in 2002 to bring theatre to the youth of Southeast Michigan. We currently offer musical productions, summer camps, classes and younger  youth acting programs.    STL works with students in every area of life, from public and private schools, homeschool students, and community based programs.   In 2009, Sky's The Limit Productions received the award for Detroits Best Youth Theatre! By Nickelodeons Parent Choice Awards