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US thespians earn district distinction

Upper School thespians earned eight "superior" awards and six "excellent" awards at the District 8 Thespian Competition, which took place over two days at Miami Beach Senior High (Dec. 15) and Miami Arts Studio (Dec. 1). The 20 students in RE's Thespian Troupe 273 competed against groups from more than 40 Miami-Dade County schools in 14 categories. The students worked under the direction of performing arts teacher Sam Shapiro.

Superior Awards

Isa Pena '19 and Ilija Wan-Simm '19 for the pantomime "Black Friday"
Vanessa Gonzalez '19 for her choreography to "Moscow" from Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812. Her cast of dancers included: Maddy Bagnall '21, Ashlyn Cowgill '19, Megan Diston '21, Jamie Lockhart '21, Sofia Mora '20, Alexandra Prio-Touzet '21, Alba Uriarte '22, Viviana Vela '21, Celeste Viana '22.
Abby Aldrich '20, Isa Pena '19 and Rachel Seipp '19 for their small group musical "I Want It All" from Baby
Zoe Holtzman '22 and Isa Pena '19 for their duet musical "Colors of Paradise" from The Spitfire Grill
Abby Aldrich '20 for her solo musical "I Need More" from Fly by Night
Viviana Freyer '20 and Jamie Lockhart '21 for their duet musical "Baby Dream Your Dream" from Sweet Charity
Zoe Holtzman '22 for her solo musical "Safer" from First Date
Cameron Franklin '22, Zoe Holtzman '22 and Matthew Zide '22 for their small group musical "Hero Is My Middle Name" from SpongeBob

Excellent Awards

Cynthia Jelke '19 for her costume design for the play Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812
Asher Lieberman '20 for his monologues from Goodbye Charles and The Reckoning
Viviana Freyer '20 for her monologues from The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite and Noises Off
Alexandra Prio-Touzet '21 for her solo musical "I Couldn't Know Someone Less" from Daddy Long Legs
Celeste Viana '22 for her monologues from Twelfth Night and The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
Celeste Viana '22 for her pantomime "Fame"
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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.