Thespians put on show at states

By Jordan Brown, Section Editor

Theater kids took a break by traveling to Tampa to compete in a statewide convention that brings together dozens of schools for one weekend. The offer to go to States was available to all the students in the thespians club who competed at districts, but only the students who got superiors (the highest rating) at Districts were allowed to compete.

Six students received superiors in districts, but only three competed at states: senior Amorie Barton, who received a superior for his two contrasting monologues, and juniors Lexy and Tory Vagasy, who received a superior for their duet musical.

Students also attended different workshops for different types of performing arts like dancing, improv and monologuing.

“The workshops were a really great way to get to know other people from other schools and just build your performing arts skills.” junior Madison Tappa said.

The trip cost about $650 but, due to some fundraisers, they only paid about $610.

“We were able to take off some money due to fundraisers but not all of it.” junior Madison Tappa said.

But it wasn’t all business. Thespians explored Tampa by going to different restaurants, taking pictures and watching student-produced musicals. Students also had the opportunity to ride a ferry during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

“We were there for St. Patrick Day so the city of Tampa decided to put some kind of dye in the water to make it green to celebrate,” Tappa said.

Posted: May 2

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