Skyview Students Excel at Thespian Festival

Skyview High School drama enthusiasts competed this past weekend at the Idaho Thespians Society Festival held at Centennial High School. Students performed to earn a ranking, adjudicated by college professors.


Out of a total of 13 Superior rankings awarded during the festival, Skyview students earned five. The remaining SHS students received no lower than Excellent. The festival also included a Tech Olympics, which requires students to perform a variety of technical theatre skills while being timed, such as hanging a theatrical lighting instrument, focusing the lighting instrument, putting in a gobo tin correctly, and taping out a floor plan. Skyview students Logan Pollard and Jared Burton won this event with a two-minute lead.


On Friday night, juniors and seniors auditioned for college scholarships. Three Skyview students auditioned and all three received call-backs. Melanie Stringam and Madison Pittz were both offered a scholarship from prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York (AMDA). Other colleges will be in touch this week to potentially offer additional scholarships.


Following are the rankings for SHS students:


Norah Mikkelson, Solo Acting – Superior

Madison Pittz, Solo Acting – Superior

Melanie Stringam, Solo Acting – Superior

Melanie Stringam, Solo Musical – Superior

Jordan Shuck, Solo Musical – Superior


Norah Mikkelson, Solo Musical – Excellent

Jared Burton, Solo Acting – Excellent

Logan Pollard and Caden Sittig, Duet Acting – Excellent

Lina Hillman, Madison Pittz, Allie Gonzales, Rayney Cagle, Group Acting – Excellent

Madison Pittz and Allie Gonzales, Duet Musical – Excellent

Madysen Stewart, Solo Acting – Excellent

Madysen Stewart, Solo Musical – Excellent