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AHS Actors Shine in Regional Competition

On Saturday, February 7, 30 Ashland High School actors competed in the Oregon Thespian Southern Regional Acting Competition at Redmond High School this weekend with 500 other actors. 21 of these AHS students won ribbons at the event and 19 will go on to state competition in one or more categories in Salem, OR in April.

These are the regionals winners from AHS who will go on to state competition at Salem in April:

State Qualifiers and Regional Winners

Solo Experienced        

Jonathan Connolly Regional Winner/State Qualifier**                                                                                

Group Acting;

Christine Impara, Abby Mizera and Tessa Buckley Regional Winner/State Qualifier**  

Duo Dramatic Novice

Julia Laurenson and Amelia Sorenson Regional Winners/State Qualifiers**  

LARGE GROUP MUSICAL Regional Winners/State Qualifiers**  

Brotherhood of Man” from How to Succeed reimagined since the November show just for regional competition. Only 16 of 34 cast members allowed to compete according to contest rules. They worked hours since January on this revised version.

99% Perfect scores by 3 of 4 judges 99%

16 Regional Winners/State Qualifiers**  

1.    Jackson Richmond (Co-Director for regional competition)

2.    Jonathan Connolly (Co-Director for regional competition)

3.    Caitlin Campbell (Choreographer for regionals. She did additional choreography since the November show just for competiton; Dance Captain for regionals)

4.    Preston Mead

5. Juliet Nienhaus

6.    Tristan Giannini

7.    Julia Laurenson

8.    Liam Atkins   

9.    David Lee

10. Zoe Lishinsky

11. Alex Weldon

12. Emma Durbin

13. Micheal Burt

14. Cadaxa Chapman-Ball

15. Kyle Storie

16. Katie Cook

Regional Ribbon Winners

Although they will not compete in these categories at state, these three students’ scores were only 1 or 2 points away from state qualification.

Duo Music Ribbon

Tessa Buckley and Jackson Richmond Regional Winners

Solo Acting Novice Ribbon

Preston Mead Regional Winner


AHS Honorable Mentions—top scores and best in certain rounds

Katie Cook—perfect scores in 2nd round

Small Group Musical Jon Connolly, Corrine Maddox, Tessa Buckley -perfect score in 2nd round

Duo Comedic Experience -Preston Mead and Lily Rider - perfect score in 2nd round

Duo Comic Experienced- Liam Atkins and Caitlin Campbell-top scores in 2 rounds

Solo Musical Caitlin Campbell- top scores in 2nd round

Duo Dramatic Experience Christine Impara and Jackson Richmond top scores in 1st round



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