Theater students from Richland and Hanford high schools took home several honors and scholarships at the recent Washington State Thespian Festival.
Richland High's Larry Kinz and Dylan Hartwig each received a $3,000 scholarship for taking first place in sound design and set design, respectively. Ashley Purvis earned a $1,500 scholarship for winning first place in monologue.
Each cast member of Hanford High's Moon Over Buffalo performance took home a $700 scholarship after winning the "Best of Fest" award. The performance also received a double superior rating.
Hanford High students Camren Bleiler, Emily Doughty, Katie Evans and Tyler Zirker each received $700 scholarships for winning the Best Group Scene award for Brights.
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Hanford High's production of 42nd Street received a double excellent rating while Zach Harper and Nikayla Stubbs won first place in tech olympics props. Nikayla also took second place in tech olympics props with Sara Staven, and Gracie Dai was elected as state thespian officer.
Richland High's Romeo and Juliet received a double superior rating and a student film project from Ashley and Hayley Purvis earned a double excellent rating.