The Longhorn Players at the Thespian Convention

Thespian Troupe #7888 went to Dallas, Texas for the State Convention to attempt to qualify for the National Convention in Nebraska.


Andrea Dalton

All the members of the troupe rehearsed many hours to get the Convention.

By Clayton Keeling, Copy Editor

From November 30 to December 3 our Longhorn Players represented George Ranch and their Thespian Troupe, #7888, at the Texas State Thespian Convention. Out of the 26 students that went, 14 thespians qualified to represent GRHS and LCISD at the National Convention this June in Lincoln, Nebraska.

There were a few first time achievements for Troupe #7888, who had their Duet Musical receive perfect scores from all judges and make it to the Finals in Individual Events. Out of 1500 competitors they were one of 36 acts to to receive a perfect score.

Emma Glose also became the first thespian to win a scholarship from the State Thespian Organization.

Congratulations to those who qualified and the rest for presenting themselves, their troupe and school in such an exemplary manner.


The National Qualifiers are:

From Solo Musical:

Anastasia Jones

From Group Musical:

Haley Keating

Ethan Brandt

Marissa Gittens

Katriana Nossa

Anne Dalton

Julia Mohr

Karson Weigl

Dani Sarmiento

Morgan Gonzales

Josie Chi

Emma Bolduc

From Duet Musical:

Denise Marin

Rebecca Mullen


These students came just short of qualifying:

From Group Acting:

Jack Greene, Eric May, Declan Dea and Reid Pitts

From Duet Musical:

Bailor Erdeljac and Lindsie McNair

Emma Glose and Sierra Rozen

Costume Design:

Leann Anderson

Stage Management:

Abbie Yarbrough

Lighting Design:

Caroline Platt

Short Film:

Clayton Keeling