They left no room for anyone else.
Blanco Middle School’s One Act Play Roomers swept away the competition, and rode a strong ensemble cast to the District 8-AA championship in performances held February 22.
“I’m very pleased,” said OAP director Amy Arlitt. “We’ve been district champs now three years in a row. I expect nothing less. We worked very hard.”
Quanyin Flores took Best Actress honors for her role as Sheila, a spacey aspiring actress who pretends to be inanimate objects.
“I’m really excited,” said Quanyin immediately after the awards ceremony. “We won, and I’m really excited I won best actress, because there were a lot of good people out there. The crew did such a good job.”
Amy Arlitt said, “I’m very happy for Quanyin. She worked very hard for that role. She took it home, and came back with something new every day.”
Other students receiving recognition were:
• Outstanding Crew Member—Maryn McMain
• Honorable Mention All Star Cast—Drew Ritter, Hannah Hulburt, Riley Watt
• All Star Cast—Bret Leigh Nance, Joaquin Olmedo, Montana Wiseman
Critic Judge Krin Brooks Perry said this to Blanco’s cast and crew during her critique, “You all had a great play. Your ensemble was excellent, and that is what helped put you on top. Overall, you did an excellent job!”
Junction took second place in the competition with its performance of Alice, by Jerome McDonough. Comfort finished third with its performance of Her Senior Year by Cody Moree.
Blanco Middle School UIL coordinator Stephanie Taylor said, “We have a lot of winners in Blanco, and it is great to see them get recognized. We are very proud of our students!”