Northwestern Education Students Present ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to Fowler Students

April 22, 2021

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Northwestern education students performed ‘The Wizard of Oz’ for the Enid Public Schools Fowler Early Childhood Center students. The cast included (left to right) Morgan Villarreal, Cydnee Wray, Mikayla Edris, Stine Kristensen, Dr. Colleen Golightly and Davis DeVilbiss.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University education students performed “The Wizard of Oz” for Enid Public Schools Fowler Early Childhood Center students recently.

The performance was held in the Northwestern-Enid commons area.

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“The students at Fowler were completely captivated by the characters in the story and enjoyed the up-close interaction,” said Becky Meyer, a teacher at the Fowler Center. “They are still singing ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road.’ It was an experience that will be with them forever.”

The creative activities class, led by Dr. Colleen Golightly, associate professor of education, presented the showcase. The elementary and early childhood education teacher candidates put together the production as an assignment for the semester demonstrating what they have learned.

The Northwestern theatre department assisted Golightly by providing costumes for the production.

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“It was amazing to see the smiles and hear the laughter from the little ones, and older ones, too,” Golightly said. “It was such a fun experience just knowing everyone was having a great time!”

Cast members in the production, their hometowns, classifications, majors and the characters they portrayed include:

Davin DeVilbiss, Alva senior, early childhood education, as Glinda the Good Witch; Mikayla Edris, Vail, Arizona, senior, early childhood education, as Dorothy Gale; Abbigael Ford, Canton junior, elementary education, as the narrator and The Wizard of Oz; Stine Kristensen, Alva senior, early childhood education, as The Tin Man and Uncle Henry; Morgan Villarreal, Okeene senior, early childhood education, as The Scarecrow; Cydnee Wray, Isabella senior, elementary education, as Aunt Em, The Cowardly Lion and a munchkin; and Golightly, as The Wicked Witch of the West.

"It was great to see all of our hard work pay off,” Edris said. “The students were so engaged and seemed to love the play!"

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Photos from this event are available at

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