Theater students at Willow Canyon and Shadow Ridge high schools were both recognized at the Arizona Thespian Conference in downtown Phoenix Nov. 18 and 19.
The event featured numerous productions presented by high schools throughout the state. Students also participated in a variety of workshops led by theater professionals from around the country.
Willow Canyon High School thespians earned the Gold Honor Troupe, the highest honor that can be given. The group was named gold for demonstrating excellence in high school theater by achieving high standards within the school year in the following categories: Productions, thespian activities, school activities, and community services activities.
Shadow Ridge High School competed in the One Act Marathon during the conference and received a Superior honor for their play, “Biscuit$.” Students Michael Festin, Payton Mortenson, Alexandra Richardson, Brooke Harrison, and Analyse Sosa were recognized for their contributions to the performance.
Arizona Thespians is a group of teachers, students, and professionals who are dedicated to promoting theater education in our schools and community through teamwork, diversity, gratitude, and accountability.
Arizona Thespians are affiliated with the International Thespian Society and the Educational Theater Association. Over the last three and a half decades, Arizona Thespians have provided services to more than 70,000 adolescents and thousands of educators.