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Prescott students compete at Drama Rama

The humourous “Red Riding Hood and Friends” skit performed by Cara Fiedler, Zoe Anthony, Talli Roth, Emilie Cook, Addyson Allsop, Bailey Spencer, Mora Boles and Kaylee Enochson and coached by Mindy Allsop, earned the actors 43 points and a tie for second place.1 / 5
The fourth-grade team of Violet Otto, Emelia Berg, Andy Russell, Ben Smoot, Donavin Ward, Makenna Ogilvie, Addison Kellogg and Brooklyn Threinen, coached by Kate Otto and Bethany Christianson, scored 38 points putting them in third place for their performance of “Love that Turnip.” Berg earned an “Actor of Merit” award. They bravely dedicated their performance to their teammate Ava Christianson, who recently lost her courageous battle with cancer.2 / 5
For their first competition, the third-grade team coached by Courtney Lamb and Mattia Dix from Malone Intermediate School, performed “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Maddie Middleton, Maverick Drew, Emma Stancer, Kyra Dix, Abbey Lamb, Kennedy Holub, Anne Markert and Kendall Johnson scored 36.5 points which put them in third place. Photos courtesy of the Prescott School District3 / 5
Fifth-graders Makenna Williamson, Kelsey Sterud, Kendra Ogilvie, Riley Anderson, Aubryn Ennenga, Isabelle Metz, Evelyn Nance, Brooke Engledinger, Arianna Jo Starbuck, Cooper Langer, Harley Bowden and Daisy Marek showed perseverance during their performance of “The Gifts of Wali-Dad.” They were coached by Jeri Williamson. The team earned 29 points and placed seventh. Ogilvie was recognized as an “Actor of Merit.”4 / 5
Earning an impressive first place with 42.5 points was the fifth-grade team coached by Courtney Lamb. Performing “The Miss Witch Contest,” Lucy Lamb, McKenna Ryan, Alissa Zerneke, Will Markert, Caden Peterson, Clare Murphy, Maria Mercord, Tynaeya Evans-Gray, Bianca Gangi, Alicen Hudson and Jocelyn Billeter had the audience laughing. “Actor of Merit” awards were given to Lamb and Zerneke for their stellar performances.5 / 5

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."