The region one-act competition concluded last week with two local schools coming out on top and headed on to state competition.
Perry High School won Region 2AAAA on Oct. 23rd with their production of Bobby T & the Boo Hag, an original screenplay written by Joe Sendek, one of Perry High Schools drama teachers.
Saturday, Perry finished as state runner-up. Three students were named to the all-star cast: Tanner Jones, Brittni-Olivia Jordan and Sullivan French. Drew Robinson was named Best Actor.
At regionals, Perry had two students named to the all-star cast -- Jordan and Madeline Dannenberg-- and also won the top two individual honors: Janea Feeney was named Region Best Actress while Robinson was named Region Best Actor.
Perry also won Best Set and Best Costume awards.
On Thursday, Northside High School competed and won Region 2AAAAA for Jekyll & Hyde. Warner Robins High School finished second and Houston County finished third.
Along with being chosen region champions, Northside was selected for the Best Costume award. Warner Robins won Best Set Award.
Schools from Houston County won all four of the top individual performance awards. Northsides Ben Stroman was named Region 2AAAAA Best Actor while Olivia McMillan, who was recently crowned Miss Northside, was named Best Supporting Actress. Warner Robins High Schools Kennedy Meredith was named Best Actress for the region while Cody Jones was named Best Supporting Actor.
Several students from area schools were named to the 2AAAAA Region all-star cast: India Newton and JQuan Gulley from Northside; Kollyn Wilkerson and Raimi Davis from Warner Robins; and Houston County High Schools Maria Mae Lopez and Sarah Parker.
Peach County High School also competed in region one-act last week. Charles Rodriguez won Best Supporting Actor at the 2AAA competition.
Brian Barnett, drama director at Northside, credited the schools win to the students and their determination.
They really have an incredible energy and a great focus, said Barnett.
With state competition looming for Northside on Saturday, Barnett said that he will review the notes given by the region judges.
It is great to have the opinion of colleagues, said Barnett.
We have been doing this for eight weeks and their comments give us a fresh pair of eyes.