East Ridge hosted the first day of the MN Thespian Conference this weekend and District #833 students walked away with a number of accolades of which to be proud.
In the National Individual Events Showcase, students who were rated “Accomplished” earned an invitation to the International Thespian Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska this summer.
East Ridge had eleven of fifteen entries earn an Accomplished rating:
Garrett Hildebrandt-Solo Musical
Anna Reimann and Abby Winston-Musical Duet
Anna Reimann-Solo Musical
Abby Winston- Solo Musical
Christina Ippoliti-Solo Musical
Kaylee Cates-Solo Musical
Maggie Eckberg-Solo Musical
Quintin Walker-Solo Musical
On Saturday night, East Ridge’s Maggie Eckberg performed in the All-State Show, Spring Awakening, and Ben McKenzie, Rose Larson, Alec McCoy, Colleen Jensen, Jenna Kotz, Kira Bauman and Alyssa Thome served as the technical crew. On Monday, East Ridge’s Garrett Hildebrandt was given the honor to perform his solo selection, Stars from Les Miserables, at the awards ceremony at the Guthrie.
In the Tech Challenge, the PHS and ERHS teams did very well with PHS tying for third place and ERHS finishing in second place led by the first place finish of Ben McKenzie in the Cable Coil.
Park High School also had three students earn an Accomplished rating in NIES.
Woodbury High School attended the conference for the first time with Elena Cressy and Molly Roche representing their theater program.