Drama Students Compete Against Themselves

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Payson High School hosted the Arizona One-act Play Tournament.

Calvin Legassie and Carina Peters, starring in "Jerry Finnegan's Sister" by Jack Neary, received a superior rating.

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Carina Peters and Calvin Legassie, starring in "Jerry Finnegan's Sister," received a superior rating in the one-act play tournament.

Legassie and Peters, both seniors, head up the junior troupe. The Rim Country has one of the two drama programs in the state with a junior acting program.

The drama department also earned a superior rating for the play "It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Nerdman" at the Central Arizona Acting Festival held in February.

"These kids are number one in the state as far as what they do and how they do it," said PHS drama assistant John Siler.

At CAAF, students are judged against themselves. They must have 88 points out of a 100 to earn a superior rating.

"These are phenomenal young people to work with," said their PHS drama teacher, Kathy Siler.

Independent events winners were:

Jonathan Gartner's stand-up comedy routine received an "excellent" rating.

Jamie Rusovick and Carina Peters did a duo-pantomime called "Monkey See, Monkey Dance" and received an "excellent" rating.

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