Members of the Ridgefield High School Thespians have achieved Bronze level Honor Status at this year’s Washington State Thespian Festival. Out of the state’s 100 Thespian Troupes, RHS’ Troupe 8635 is now among the 16 Thespian Troupes in Washington who have earned the prestigious status of Honor Troupe.
“The Thespians worked really hard this year to gain this status for our school and our troupe,” said teacher Kaitlyn Etter and Ridgefield School District’s Theatre Arts Director. She attributed the success to the students’ extraordinary efforts.
The application process required documentation of the troupe’s community service, support of other Thespian troupes, Theatre advocacy and quality of the high school’s Theatre program. Even as the COVID-19 epidemic interrupted the process, Thespian Officers (Katelyn Brown, Peter Schafer, Kaitlyn St John, Clara Lewandowski, Sebastian Rojas-Rincon, and Jason Gasca) worked together to submit a video presentation and all documentation virtually.
“They have represented Ridgefield extremely well, and I’m incredibly proud of them,” said Etter. “Way to go Spuds!”