ALA takes 2nd place in the 3A State Drama Tournament

r By Stephanie Chingas

ALA’s Drama students brought home a second place sweepstakes trophy last weekend when they competed in the 3A State Drama tournament in Richfield. The sweepstakes award takes into account the points earned by all students on the team. Individuals and groups were also awarded the following:

First place in contemporary scenes: Nathan Shallenberger and Oliver Smith

First place in classical scenes: Anthie Barlow, Kaylee Casutt and Devin Tanner

Second place in humorous monologue: Kooper Throckmorton

Fourth place in One-Act Plays: Drama IV class, The Triangle Factory Fire Project

Fourth place in Classical Scenes: Brooklyn Henderson and Raelynn McLaughlin

Superior medals: Anthie Barlow, Kade Bennett, Aidan Carter, Kaylee Casutt,rMegan Casutt, Eden Durham, Brooklyn Henderson, Maelee Jones, Raelynn McLaughlin, Elizabeth Petrucka, Nathan Shallenberger, Oliver Smith, Kooper Throckmorton, Tabitha Whittekiend, Jamen Zohner.

We are so proud of these students, many of whom worked for months on their events. Kaylee Casutt says “It has been a treat to finish my senior year with this amazing troupe. I have been so determined to do my best and work to get the best results. It has been a fantasmaglorious year!”

Senior Kooper Throckmorton says, “Drama has changed my life. It’s given me a place where I feel like I belong and a place where I am loved”r

Drama coach Sandra Millet says, “This group of students sticks together. They encouraged and sometimes even nagged each other to work hard. They filled in the gaps when three students dropped in the two weeks leading up to Region. I am so proud of their commitment to excellence.”
Chris Baird
Chris Baird
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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