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Eight THSSDL state champs, 4 runner-ups cap Showstopper season

Showstopper State Champions


The Science Hill High School Showstoppers ended the competition season in Showstopping fashion at the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League State Championships this past weekend at Bartlett High School in Memphis, TN.  Competing against 31 teams from across the state, the Showstoppers placed a state-best 18 performances into finals and crowned 8 state champions and 4 state runners-up.  


Individual winners were:


Adam Everhart

1st Place in After-Dinner Speaking

Kaia Thompson

1st Place in Dramatic Interpretation

Owen Hoover & Olivia Castillo

1st Place in Duo Interpretation

Sarah Nipper

1st Place in Impromptu Speaking

Daniella Quewea

1st Place in Original Oratory

Sophie Young

1st Place in Poetry Interpretation

Elizabeth Clapp

1st Place in Prose Interpretation

Madelyn Campbell

1st Place in Solo Acting

Nora Honeycutt

2nd Place in Humorous Interpretation

Henry Hance

2nd Place in Poetry Interpretation

Sophia Stone & Shiven Jain

2nd Place in Public Forum Debate

Kaylee Rogers

2nd Place in Storytelling

Spencer Potter & Taylor Robey

3rd Place in Duo Interpretation

Amy Li

3rd Place in Prose Interpretation

Lily Campbell

4th Place in After-Dinner Speaking

Isabella Webb

4th Place in Solo Acting

Seamus Blackburn

6th Place in Program Oral Interpretation

Ben Vols

6th Place in TV Broadcasting



The Interpreter’s Theatre performance of “Through Her Eyes” placed 4th at the State Championship. The cast for this performance is Sophie Young, Daniella Quewea, Madelyn Campbell, Taylor Robey, Julie Anne Dugger, Amy Li, and Isabella Webb.

The One-Act Play performance of Months on End placed 4th at the State Championship. The cast for this performance was Sarah Nipper, Owen Hoover, Nora Honeycutt, Henry Hance, Adam Everhart, Kaylee Rogers, and George Lane. Owen Hoover, Henry Hance, and Adam Everhart were named to the State All-Star Cast.

The Showstoppers end the year with 301 individual awards, 70 individual tournament championships, and winning team championships in all 6 invitational tournaments in which they competed!

If you are interested in being part of the tradition of excellence in Showstoppers, auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 15th and May 16th from 3 to 5 p.m. in Studio 535.  See Mr. Marshall or Mr. Graybeal for audition information.

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