Belléy named Camden Hills visual, performing student of the month
Rockport — The Camden Hills Regional High School Visual and Performing Arts Student of the Month for December is senior Marc Belléy. Belléy has been a mainstay of the Camden Hills technical theater program, contributing his talents to nearly every stage production since his freshman year. As a member and this year’s president of the Strom Auditorium Tech Club, he has been the lead lighting designer for countless Camden Hills performing arts events as well as for many outside presenters in Strom.
Belléy has taken advantage of everything the Camden Hills theater program has to offer and has gone even further on his own, teaching himself the use of the industry standard CAD-based lighting software, Vectorworks. At the 2011 Maine Educational Theater Conference at the University of Southern Maine, his lighting design for "Phantom of the Opera" received the only superior rating awarded by the judges. He will present his "West Side Story" design Dec. 1 at the New England Educational Theatre Conference.
He has been involved in other areas of the arts and is currently taking Jewelry Studio. According to Camden Hills teacher Suzanne Southworth, he stands out as someone who always manages to come up with interesting ideas. He enjoys incorporating his love of flying into his work and recently got his pilot’s license. He plans to pursue his interest in aviation after high school possibly at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Belléy’s advice to underclassmen: "The arts are important to get involved in during high school. They open up many doors to the outside world and also give people a sense of being part of something. The friendships you make and the fun that you have is something you will always carry with you, everyone that gets involved has fun and loves it!"