These LoftPAC officers recall their top memories from the 2015 Thespian Conference and other worthy moments from this year in ERHS theater:

Abby Winston

First, being an STO for the first/last time at Conference was so incredible and amazing, and I loved every minute of it!  Second, seeing the success of all of the Lofties in their NIES events!!! Way to represent!!!! And finally, hearing about everyone’s fun experiences at all the cool workshops they went to!
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Anna Reimann

It was so amazing watching and listening to all of the NIES performances!! I loved being able to see all of the immense talent represented by so many Minnesota high schools; everyone was very professional as well.  I also loved attending the All-State show because all of the students in the performance were so so talented and into the performance, and all of the other students in the audience were so supportive of the cast. It was so cool to see the excitement bubbling inside of everyone before the doors were opened to the theater as well.
Brenna Masgai

I wasn’t able to go to the Thespian Conference, but my favorite moment this theater season has to be the jam sessions in the makeup rooms before performances. Everybody just seems to bond over Beyoncé.  Another favorite moment this year was when we all went as a cast to see Into The Woods. My car may have almost gotten lost, but seeing a movie and being able to compare it to what we made was amazing.  Finally, reasons I love the LOFT: everybody is a family. You have the weird uncles, the cousins you are best friends with, and the grandparents that care that you eat enough food! All kidding aside, everyone matters in he group and everybody feels like they belong. I love this place—it’s my second home.
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Maggie Eckberg

My favorite moment from the Thespian Conference was performing in Spring Awakening! My second favorite was showing (and bragging a little) about East Ridge and our theater program to the other members of the conference!
Brendan Finn
My two favorite memories of the Thespian Conference:  First, watching a fantastic performance by Maggie and the cast of Spring Awakening! Second, everyone who participated in NIES were outstanding and were all winners!