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Drama Students Win Kudos at State Competition

and Qualify for National Competition










SKits Winners at Wintrhop




































Fifty-five Dreher students of District Lead Theatre Teacher and Dreher Drama Director Kathleen Pennyway competed at the Palmetto Dramatics Association/South Carolina International Thespian Society (PDA/SCITS) annual competition at Winthrop College.  Many were recognized for their performances:


PDA Awards:


Superior in Overall Play Production - Almost, Maine


Superior Ensemble - Almost, Maine Dancers (Amanda Robertson, Mary Devall Koenigs, and Cassandra Escorcia)


Superior Acting in a One-Act - Jessa Philp


Excellent Acting in a One-Act - Demarcus Williams


Excellent Acting in a One-Act - Jeb Bartlett


Honorable Mention Acting in a One-Act - Thomas Summers



SCITS Awards:


(These students qualify for Nationals.)


Tyler Wesley - Superior in Monologues

Ella DuBard - Superior in Monologues

Tyler Wesley and Arrington Jones - Superior in Duet Musical

Thomas Summers and Reagan Smith - Superior in Duet Acting

Sydney Largent - Superior in Solo Musical

Sofie Jones - Superior in Solo Musical

Jessa Philp - Superior in Stage Management 

Auston Brazell - Superior in Theatre Marketing


In addition, Jeb Bartlett, Ellie Thomson, and Maddie Voelkel were elected State Thespian Board Officers, and will represent South Carolina in the coming year. 


Latasia Glover received a $500 scholarship to Winthrop, should she choose to attend that school.