By Charles Kelleher Harris
Members of the Independence Drama Department won first place at a recent regional competition. The students will now be attending a statewide competition later this year.
“I am so very proud of these students and how much our theatre program has grown in the three short years that I have been at Independence,” said drama teacher Paula Baldwin. “We have tripled the number of students enrolled and have added a second theatre teacher, Rick Dills, to teach all of the technical aspects of production.”
Baldwin reported that some 300 Independence students are currently enrolled in her drama classes.
For the competition however, auditions were held and only a handful of students were selected.
After school rehearsals were held for almost two months prior to the competition which was held at Imaginon on November 1.
A total of 16 schools participated in the region including Northwest School of Arts.
Throughout the year, Baldwin said there will be other performances held for students, parents and the public at Independence High. […]