Thespians earn top honors at convention


Laurie Carrillo

Students perform “A Piece of My Heart.”

Ore James, Online Editor-in-Chief

Theater students left during the week before Thanksgiving break to perform at the Texas Thespian Convention over the weekend. The program was selected as one of five from schools across the state to perform the show “A Piece of My Heart” at the convention.

Students won the following awards:

1. Main stage performance excellence award (35 students)
2. Best overall crew (8 students)
3. Best sound design (1 student)
4. Best actress for all of festival stage performances (1 student)
5. Best cameo actress (1 student)
6. $5500 in college scholarships from EDTA (2 students)
7. Over 35 college and university callbacks and scholarship offers (4 students)
8. Group musical national qualifier (8 students)
9. Duet acting national qualifier (2 students)
10. Solo musical national qualifier (1 student)