Mustang High School Theatre’s One Act Play Crowned State Champion
(Mustang, Oklahoma – October 7, 2019) – Just one day after the Mustang High School (MHS) football team upset Tulsa Union for its 300th win, the MHS Theatre Department traveled to Union and performed in the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association’s Class 6A State One Act Play Contest. When the dust settled at the end of the day, Mustang High School earned the 1-Superior Rating, making them the Class 6A State One Act Play Champions.
In addition to the overall State Championship, Mustang’s performance of And the rain came to Mayfield, by Jason Milligan, also earned Best Tech, Best Set, Best Costumes, and Best Ensemble. Speech/Drama/Debate Coach, Emily Farnham explained that the Honors meant that “the judges awarded our show with best technical performance, best set design, best costume design/execution, and best acting. The comments from our judges, all of whom were college professors, echoed that our students successfully performed college-level work.”
In addition to the awards won by the performance, several students earned individual recognition. Four students were chosen as All-State Cast members: Keegan Jones, Andrew Roberts, Brenden Weaver & Makylee Enix; additionally the top two actors in the State were Keegan (Top Male Actor) and Makylee (Top Female).
“Our students are some of the kindest, thoughtful, and hard-working individuals I've had the privilege to work encounter,” Farnham said. “They went above and beyond to not only help & respect each other but other teams. They truly represented the best of Mustang, and I'm beyond grateful to know and coach them.”
The MHS Theatre Department will perform the show for the public this week, October 10-12 at 7:00pm in the high school auditorium. Admission is free to faculty/staff, $5.00 for students and $7.00 for adults. All ticket proceeds will go to CITIZENS CARING FOR CHILDREN, a local non-profit that helps provide supplies to foster kids & families in our area & greater OKC.
About Mustang Public Schools
The Mustang Public School District covers 69 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 certified and support employees. Voted one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces for the past two years, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.
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