Milano, Gause take top honors at OAP contest
‘DEARLY DEPARTED’–Members of Milano Junior High’s first place One Act Play were (front row, l-r) Shelbi Davenport, Kodie Jo Sexton, Katelyn Weller, David Jentsch, Kelly Jo Wadlington, Morgan Yakesch, (middle) Emily Overall, Justin Grimes, Chance Pack, Alex Ferrara, Kelsey Westbrook, Kody Love, (back) director Sherry LaGrone, Maggie Davenport, Fallon Ferguson, Justin Hall, Sarah Ferguson, Tyson Arledge. Not pictured: Nikki Herring, Junior Gallardo, Courtney May. Reporter/Marie Bakken
TEMPLE–Local junior high school’s from Milano and Gause took the top honors at the District 29-A South Zone One-Act Play contest held at Temple College on Jan. 6.
Milano’s “Dearly Departed” took first place, while Gause’s “A Game” was awarded second. Both schools also earned a number of acting awards.
Milano’s David Jentsch and Kodie Jo Sexton were awarded Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively.
‘A GAME’–Members of the Gause Junior High OAP were (front, l-r) Holly Kornegay, Victoria Gaston, Keely LaGrone, Marilyn Christensen, (back) Jordan Pierce, Sara Meierdierck, Derek Walton, Kevin Summerlin.
All Star Cast honors went to Milano’s Justin Grimes and Kelsey Westbrook, along with Derek Walton, Jordan Pierce and Marilyn Christensen from Gause.
Milano’s Katelyn Weller and Junior Gallardo and Sara Meierdierck from Gause were named to the Honorable Mention All Star Cast. The Gause play was directed by Rebecca Ramirez.
MJH also won the award for best crew, which included Emily Overall, Nikki Herring, Kody Love and Morgan Yakesch.
Milano’s director Sherr y LaGrone said her group will put on a public performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 in the MHS cafetorium. Ticket prices are $3 for adults and $2 for students. There will also be a baked goods silent auction to benefit the eighth grade class.