GWHSOTA Drama Team Makes History
March 6, 1999
For the first time in the history of the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC)
a Richmond High School has won the championship. GWHSOTA's
production of "Sugar In the Raw", came in first against 9 other southeastern
states in Greensboro, NC at the 1999 regional USA festival.
The SETC, in existence for 50 years, has had 3 other Virginia Schools
reign as champion, but not one from Richmond. Now, not only did the
school representing Virginia in 1999 win, but, the school representing
the capitol city of Richmond. "Virginia has a champion - now, Richmond, Virginia
has a SETC champion."
Other states sending championship teams were Florida, Georgia, West Virginia,
Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
GWHSOTA captured the Virginia title last November in Norfolk at
the annual Virginia Theater Conference (VTA) competition. (See Drama)
In addition to the team victory, there were individual winners too: Kris Tyler
came away with SETC Best Supporting Actor 1999, Kaliah Jackson made the SETC's
All Star Cast 1999, William Lee won the award for Best Technical Use of Equipment
in the conference, and "Sugar in the Raw" won the 1999 Best Choreography Award.
The group won 5 standing ovations from the large Greensboro audience in attendance.
GWHSOTA's Drama Team is directed by Derome Smith.
Look back to this page later for more details.
Below: A proud and happy drama team, under the leadership of
Derome Smith, returns to GWHSOTA:
Were these students happy? Were their lives changed?....
Recent Drama Team Pictures
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