Prescott students compete at Drama Rama
Actors in third through eighth grade participated in the Drama Rama Festival on Nov. 4 at Viking Middle School in Woodville, Wis. Prescott had a strong showing with 61 actors participating in Published Manuscript or Extemporaneous categories. During their six- to 10-minute performance, Prescott Middle School and Malone Intermediate School students were judged on voice, character, stage movement and overall interpretation of their play. Teams practiced with volunteer coaches for five or six weeks. The festival was comprised of students from Prescott, Osceola, Amery and Baldwin-Woodville. Each team was awarded points and a place ranking as well as given feedback from the judges on their performance.
Prescott Middle School was represented by the sixth-grade team consisting of Ella Stewart, Ecko Carl, Christopher Pete-Smith, Kianna Severson, Meagan Richter and Rhishelle Fabian. They were coached by Anne Kressly. They scored 37.5 points, which put them in second place, for their performance of "One Too Many Words."
In the Extemporaneous category, Zack Middleton, Aiden Herr, Andre Henderson, Aurora Rightman, Kinsey Peterson, Isabelle Knoll, Kylie Nespbor and Georgia Nespbor got fourth place with 27.5 points. They were coached by Anne Kressly.
The eighth-grade team coached by Melyssa Rice scored a strong 44.5 points in the Extemporaneous category which brought home a first-place award. Team members were Grace Gale, Elsie Dempsey-Rice, Shelby Sizemore, Madeline Miller, Faith Rohl and Sophie O'Brien. All of the actors were recognized by judges as "Actors of Merit."