PHARR – For the second year in a row, the PSJA North Early College High School Thespians were named the 2018 UIL 6A State Champion Theatre team for their combined results in the One-Act Play, Film and Theatrical Design competitions at the UIL State Competition held May 3-5 in Austin. In addition, 11 students from PSJA North ECHS and PSJA Southwest ECHS earned State Champion gold medals in their categories.
The UIL 6A State Champion Theatre Team award combined the results from all 40 PSJA North ECHS students who advanced to the second level of competition in their categories including One Act Play, Film and Theatre Competitions. Being named State Champions is the highest honor a high school student theatre team can receive in this category.
In addition to PSJA North ECHS, the PSJA Southwest ECHS Thespians also advanced and competed, earning 3rd place at State. A total of six PSJA North ECHS students and five from PSJA Southwest ECHS earned State Champion gold medals in their categories.
The following students earned State Champion gold medals:
PSJA North ECHS
Analisa Isquierdo – 11th grade
Marc Cervantes – 12th grade
Heather Medina – 12th grade
Christopher Trevino – 12th grade
Smiley Torres – 12th grade
Roman Casillas – 11th grade
PSJA Southwest ECHS
Danny Ortiz – 12th grade
Yasha Alaniz – 11th grade
Ethan Greeno – 11th grade
Estrella Candelaria – 11th grade
Aren Kintigh – 11th grade
“Our students have put a lot of time and dedication to theatre arts,” said PSJA North ECHS Drama Teacher Jacqueline Zepeda. “It's great that the State is recognizing them for their hard work and accomplishments.”