OHS DRAMA CROWNED
MIFA DIVISION III STATE CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to the OHS MIFA Drama for winning State Champion with their cut version of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"!
Chelsea, MI - The Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association crowned Olivet High School state champions in One-Act Theater at the State Finals Tournament hosted at Chelsea High School. The team was coached by Malia Koger and presented a stunning performance of Rebecca Feldman’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
One-Act Theater is a tri-level elimination series highlighting traveling shows. For the 2014-15 school year, students performed pieces in the comedy genre. This year’s tournament representing the best from across the state, included 13 schools who had advanced from a field of 26 teams.
Olivet High School’s State Championship team included students: Maggie Dunn, Matthew Dunn, Lizzy Embree, Calvin Etson, Haley Glenn, Bri Pliley, Seth Harrington, Hunter Hayes, Iris Ivorra, Jaysen Kiplinger, James Leppien, Lexy Maas, Corey Meyer, Drew Meyer, Zach Mills, Shawna Morton, Amanda Peterson, Kasey Porter, Sam Ryan, Elizabeth Schriner, Dakota Shank, Madelyn Smith, Sierra Thurmond, Dominick Vest, Brandon Wade, and Gabe Weeks.
Holland High School, with its performance of Sugar directed by Kevin Schneider, won the Student Choice Awards by student votes. Malia Koger, director at Olivet HS was presented with the Bob Koger Theater Teacher of the Year award.
Speaking during the awards ceremony, MIFA Executive Director Steve Marsh praised all contestants for taking part in such a worthwhile event, saying “Theater is quite possibly my favorite MIFA event. The students are so supportive of each other and create a sense of community that is unique to this activity. It makes this festival something special, something to be remembered by students and adults alike.”
OHS Link Leaders Visit FPE
OHS Link Crew leaders attended a Peer2Peer meeting at Fern Persons Elementary School today to discuss "Leadership". OHS students led the discussion with the younger students on ways to become a leader and continue leadership qualities all the way up to high school.
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