WJCC winter concerts brighten holiday spirit

WJCC winter concerts brighten holiday spirit

Maryann Phillips waited for her granddaughter to emerge following Matthew Whaley Elementary School’s presentation of “The Nutcracker.”

Phillips said she was beaming with pride for her 8-year-old granddaughter, Aine Phillips, who played the leading role of Clara.

“I thought she was amazing,” Phillips said. “It makes me very proud.”

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools’ winter concerts are in full swing during the next few weeks, meaning students will put on their best performances for teachers and families alike.

For Maryann Phillips, her granddaughter's yearning to perform led to a fulfilling surprise.

“When they were getting ready to do this, she...