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A Big Bravo! PCHS Thespians Receive Honors

A Big Bravo! PCHS Thespians Receive State Honors

Raena Sinclair and Henry Lange receiving award In mid-January, PCHS took 15 students to the Missouri State Thespian Conference in downtown Kansas City. Having to leave early from the conference due to weather, PCHS didn't receive their results until the following week. Normally students are called to the mainstage at the Music Hall on the final day of the conference to receive their awards, but instead students celebrated their accomplishments with their theatre class peers.  Congrats to these students on the following honors:

  • SENIOR COLLEGE CALLBACKS: Two PCHS seniors, Andrew Ivy and Henry Lange, auditioned for college scholarships and both received callbacks from approximately 20 out of the 24 colleges that were there. These callbacks are from universities that are interested in them for their program or are interested in offering them further scholarships into their programs.
  • INDIVIDUAL EVENT RATINGS: Three PCHS students competed in Individual Performance Events. Raena Sinclair and Henry Lange competed with a musical duet and received a national-qualifying perfect score or "superior rating." Madelynn Darst competed with a musical solo and received a top-ranking excellent score.
  • PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP: Along with the college auditions, the Missouri State Thespian Society awards performance scholarships for those students auditioning. Missouri Thespians offers 11-$1,000 college scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors each year at the State Conference. Four are offered in performance, three in technical, three for theatre education, and one theatre for life. For performance scholarships students must perform a combined 2.5 minute monologue and musical selection. Of the four performance scholarships offered to auditioning seniors in the state, PCHS senior Henry Lange received one of these scholarships. 

Andrew Ivy, Henry Lange, and Raena Sinclair with their awards "It is a huge honor to receive a scholarship and quite the competition to compete among the top seniors of the state,"  Theatre instructor Erica Glidewell shared. "I'm so proud of Henry and all our thespians."