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Payson High School’s Thespian Troupe 1025, traveled to Lincoln,brNeb., June 25-30, to perform their chosen play, Women and Wallace.

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Payson High was chosen as this year’s Utah State Thespian SelectbrOne Act! Every year in June, high school thespian troupes around the worldbrperform in this International Theatre organization, which honors studentbrachievement in the Fine Arts.

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Payson High School’s Thespian Troupe 1025 consisted of WilliambrWood, Parker Chestnut, Candace Holdaway, Melissa Peterson, Aeva McLauchlin, andbrHannah Bibler. This incredible group was under the direction of theatre coach,brRock H. White, and chaperoned by Drama Mama, Tiffany McLauchlin.

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Not only did the PHS Thespian group participate in amazingbrworkshops and viewed productions from across the globe, but they also performedbrtheir One Act to a sold-out audience! The audience at this festival understoodbrall of the play’s humor and heartbreak and expressed their appreciation of thebrfine acting from these students by giving them a standing ovation at the end ofbrthe performance.

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Payson High School was also honored with an International ThespianbrTrophy for the one-act performance. Students interviewed for scholarships andbrcompeted in the individual events doing exceptionally well, including severalbrcallbacks to several universities in both acting and technical theatre. WilliambrWood scored the highest out of our small band of thespians by receiving anbroverall national superior score and coming home with a medal. (Article submitted bybrLana Hiskey for the Serve Daily.)

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