Seven La Salle Students to Participate in the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Fall Theatre Festival

L-R: Kayla Rix, Yurika Wantanabe, Kara Donahue, Kimmy Yelinek, Nathaly Ojeda-Vasquez, Michael Gordon, Carina Henry, Jack Goyette, Vanessa Boull't. Not pictured: Claudia Vasquez

This last Saturday, October 27th, La Salle High School sent a contingent of seven students to participate in the DTASC (Drama Teachers Association of Southern California) Fall Theatre Festival:

Vanessa Boull’t, Claudia Vasquez, Kayla Rix, Michael Gordon, Kimmy Yelinek, Carina Henry, and Jack Goyette.

Also – Kara Donahue, Nathaly Ojeda-Vasquez, and Yurika Watanabe all dedicated their time as “Student Room Chair Officials” at this event. These students helped run the festival and without their help the festival could not have taken place. They escorted judges to the proper venues and then to the tabulations room where the judges’ ballots were tabulated, they also timed the auditions and ensured that rules were being followed. So, many thanks and congratulations go out to these three ladies, too!

Over 75 Schools located in Southern California participated, some with contingents of as many as 40 to 50 student participants. All of the La Salle contingent of seven made it to the semifinals this year, which is rare, but we also had all our students make to semifinals last year as well!

We left La Salle at 6:00a.m. Saturday morning and returned home at about 10:30pm Saturday night. It was an incredibly long day, but our students did very well with the following results:

Monologue/Audition Category:

Vanessa Boull’t Semifinalist
Monologues: Ludlow Fair by Lanford Wilson and Electra by Sophocles

Claudia Vasquez Finalist (Honorable Mention Plaque Recipient)
Monologues: Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley and An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

Large Comedy Scene Category:

Michael Gordon Semifinalists
Kimmy Yelinek Scene from : The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney
Carina Henry
Kayla Rix
Jack Goyette

We hope you will congratulate these kids on a job well done, their hard work and success in a very competitive high school theatre festival is worthy of acknowledgement.


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