GCS Theatre Students to Compete in International Festival

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For Immediate Release: April 21, 2017

Contact: Nora Murray (336) 370-8307
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GCS Theatre Students to Compete in International Festival
Eleven students advance after earning Superior ratings at state festival

Greensboro, N.C. – Eleven Guilford County Schools students will compete in the International Thespian Festival this June, after scoring Superior ratings at the state level.

The N.C. Thespian State Festival honors the achievement of high school theatre students from across the state. More than 560 students participated this year, participating in workshops and performing in the competition.

GCS students scoring a Superior rating, and who are moving on to the International Thespian Festival are:

* Joseph Kaiser, Short Film, Grimsley High
* Zach Orellana-Kennedy, Acting Monologues, Southeast High
* Alexis Peters, Costume Design, Western High
* Jared Bowen-Kauth, Acting Monologues, Western High
* Maleek Slade, Acting Duet, Weaver Academy
* Ashley Pennington, Acting Duet, Weaver Academy
* Maleah McPherson, Acting Duet, Weaver Academy
* Taylor Rockwood, Acting Duet and Acting Monologues, Weaver Academy
* Roxanne Cowett, Acting Monologues, Weaver Academy
* Victoria Evans, Acting Monologues, Weaver Academy
* Kendall Mason, Acting Solo Musical, Weaver Academy

The International Thespian Festival is held in June each year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students may also perform in One Act play festival or Freestyle theatre. Juniors will be able to audition for colleges, and seniors who want to pursue a degree in theatre will interview for scholarships.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.

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