What a terrific time we had at Kansas Thespian Festival! We were proud to be the school with the most students there — 47!
Freshman McKenna Shaw received a superior rating in her individual event, a solo from the musical "Band Geeks" called "Lost in the Brass," that she was invited to sing at the Thespian Gala — a red carpet event with about 2,000 in attendance!
For the 10th straight year, PHS was awarded the highest level, Gold Honor Troupe, after an interview with judges and a review of our work. This year, Cassie Hurt-McLarty, troupe historian, presented a scrapbook of all troupe activities and performances for the year. Coral VanBecelaere represented us as one of five state officers. Our lobby display took top honors! And we got to see an original one-act play written by PHS's very own Meghan Hess, who won the Kansas Playworks contest, auditioned and performed!
We also attended several main stage shows by top high schools across the state, competed in improv, charade games, and costume challenges, learned new things in workshops — we even got an impromptu choreography lesson just outside the elevator by a New York director!
As soon as we returned home, we all agreed: We can't wait to go back!