Stansbury High School captured its sixth consecutive region title at the UHSAA Region 10 competition last week, qualifying its entire team for this week’s Class 3A state championships in Cedar City.
Grantsville High will send 22 competitors to the state competition, while Tooele High School will send five. All three Tooele County schools will also send their one-act plays to state.
The region competition began last Tuesday at Stansbury High with students from Stansbury, Tooele, Grantsville, Park City and Union high schools presenting their one-act plays. Stansbury’s presentation of “The Superhero Ultraferno” by Don Zolidis earned first-place honors, led by Best Supporting Actor winner Tyson Turner, Best Supporting Actress Jaycee Harris and Best Character Actor Jerdyn Akeripa. Stansbury also earned Best Ensemble honors.
Tooele High’s production of “The Last Train” by R. James Scott finished second in the region. Christian Harvey won Best Actor honors.
Grantsville High’s performance of “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in The Moon Marigolds” by Paul Zindel finished third. Emma Walker was named Best Actress and Kendyl Penney was named Best Character Actress.
The individual events took place last Wednesday. Stansbury had three first-place finishers: Garrett Merrill in Humorous Monologues; Landon Richins and Reagan Corbett in Pantomime; and Harris in Musical Theatre. Second-place finishes went to Matt Jones in Humorous Monologues; Reilly Rogers in Dramatic Monologues; Amanda Brandaris and Bridger Roberts in Classical Scenes; Veronica Roberts and Kimbel Duffin in Contemporary Scenes; and Parker Olsen and Kenzie Moon in Pantomime. Third-place finishers from Stansbury included Adam Heyrend in Humorous Monologues; Natalie Reynolds and Jackson Olney in Classical Scenes; Cameron Cain and Chloe Neafsey in Contemporary Scenes; and Mason Smith and Kayden Durrant in Pantomime.
Stansbury will vie for its fifth consecutive state championship against 17 other schools at the state competition, set for Thursday-Saturday at Cedar High School.
Grantsville, which finished second in the region, got first-place finishes from Shelice Warr in Dramatic Monologue, as well as Caitlyn Hendricks and Annalyn Porter in Classical Scenes. Oakley Goodsell finished third in Dramatic Monologues.