A honking duck, a dancing pepper shaker, a cowboy, a knight, a saxophonist, a flute player, a singer with a four octave range, a raging townsperson, a flower in a garden, a fussy director, a conniving thief, and an orphan boy. What do all of these things have in common? They are all talents and roles played by Sean Fay, the Visual and Performing Arts’ Department choice for student of the month at Camden Hills Regional High School.

November is an appropriate month to recognize Sean Fay as an outstanding student as it is the season when the annual school musical is performed before hundreds of community members. Fay has participated in every musical during his high school career and even before that at the age of nine when he joined Gavroche’s gang on stage in “Les Miserables.” Perhaps audience members will most likely recall his charming rendition of the duck: Ugly in last year’s production of “Honk!” Many of Fay’s peers have also participated in just as many musicals and dramas, so the decision to choose just one student this month was very difficult indeed. However, Fay has not limited himself to the stage – but has fully participated in an array of musical and dramatic opportunities at Camden Hills.

Fay was accepted as a tenor to the Maine Music Educator’s All State Chorus when he was just a freshman. This is a very difficult accomplishment and throughout his high school career, Fay has continued to audition and be accepted to the prestigious All State Chorus each year (even though his voice went through a two octave drop). Fay is regularly accepted to the MMEA District 3 Honor Festival Chorus, he is an outstanding member of Chamber Singers as well as a fine instrumentalist in concert band, symphonic band and jazz band.

This fall, Fay was a leading motivator for a Glee Song Competition which was recently recorded by Mr. Walker-Spencer’s film class, with hopes that it will be selected as one of the state’s final entries. In addition to his many talents, Fay has a willingness to try any role and is both a leader and a team player – no matter the size of the task. From busy times as president of National Honor Society, to learning Spanish independently so that he can fit in more music classes, to showing up at every rehearsal with a “can do” attitude – Sean accomplishes all of this with a smile on his face and an excellent sense of humor. Community members will want to be sure to see Fay and his peers in the upcoming production of “Once Upon a Mattress” and look for Fay in future concert, stage productions, and maybe even online, singing a high A in a Glee competition.