Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Gulf Middle School Junior Thespians Awarded Big at State Festival

 Land O’ Lakes, FL – (February 15, 2017) – Gulf Middle School entered 10 acts in the Florida Junior Thespians’ 2017 State Festival, and all 10 acts brought home medals.    

The Gulf students were among more than 5,000 middle school students from throughout the state that competed at the Festival, held at Dr. Phillips High School and the Orange County Convention Center’s Chapin Theater in Orlando.

Gulf Middle’s acts, involving many first-time performers, earned Superior (six) or Excellent (four) honors in the musical, acting, pantomime, improvisation, and tech categories. Highlights of the weekend included a rousing Large Group Musical, the troupe’s “Hey Kendra” performance, which drew gleeful squeals and cheers, and endearing monologues.  Following is a list of the students, their ratings, and their categories.

Superior (highest rating)

Jacob Andrews - Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra
Donny Behmer - Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra
Joey Galto - Monologue/Will You Be My Bully?
Andy Kledzik - Monologue/Fat Pig; Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra
Paige Kulwicki - Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra
Jack Malley - Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra; Duet Acting
Beau Mercier - Monologue/Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You; Duet Acting
Dayanna Rogers - Scene Writing/Mr. Meow for President
Sienna Saunders - Small Group Musical/Hey Kendra


Excellent

Audrianna Barnes - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Donny Behmer - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It
Chelsea Christopher-Sanchez - Solo Musical/What It Means to Be a Friend
Jacob Farmer - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Joey Galto - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It
Alexis Johnson - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Andy Kledzik - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It
Jenna Kledzik - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Ayianna Kontizas - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Chris Kuhnle - Scene Design/Peter Pan
Jack Malley - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It
Beau Mercier - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It
Arianna Ortiz - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Makenna Richardson - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Kaylen Russell - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Kimberlie Skaggs - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Levi Starr - Ensemble Acting/Wingin’ It; Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Cassidy West - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Courtney West - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Becca Westrich - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do
Jordan Wright - Large Group Musical/Magic to Do