In only its second year, Atascocita High School Theatre has competed and advanced to the UIL One-Act Play AAAAA State Championship April 26. The contest is being held at Hogg Auditorium on the University of Texas campus in Austin. Atascocita won the Zone, District, Area and Region competitions to make it to State, winning 23 individual awards along the way. For their entry in the UIL contest, Atascocita is presenting Fuente Ovejuna, a Spanish theatre classic. The story takes its name from a Spanish village which rebels against its military tyrant. It is a story of oppression, rebellion, and courage. The company includes Seniors: Kimberly Dixon (Best Actress Zone & District, All-Star Cast Area), Aaron Gaines (All-star Cast Region & Area), Josh Inocencio (Best Actor Zone, All-Star Cast Area, Honorable Mention Region), & Alex Kennedy (Honorable Mention Zone); Juniors: Savannah Garrett (Top Crew Zone), Logan Major, Breanna Morell, Thomas Mumford, Andrea Ramos, & Carlie Sulpizio (Top Crew Zone, Top Technician District); Sophomores: Cody Burroughs (All-Star Cast Zone & DistrictDistrict & Zone), Rebekah Carriere (Top Crew Zone, Top Technician Zone), J Mitchell Cronin (Top Crew Zone, Top Technician Area & Region), Shaniqua Garraway, Ron Geary, Kathryn Henson, Allen Hughes, Connor Konz (Honorable Mention District), Ashton Muniz, Emily Ogonosky (Best Actress Region, All-Star Cast Zone, Honorable Mention District), Ale Ramos, Alicia Reece (All-Star Cast Zone), Ilona Sindhu, & Tyler Swensen (Honorable Mention District). The play is directed by Rod Sheffield and Justin Vincent. “We are extremely proud of these students for the job they have done. This is a very difficult script and the students have risen to the challenge,” says Sheffield. “Being such a young program this kind of success is very rare. We are honored to be the first AHS team to compete at the UIL State level. I am very excited that the entire state will have the chance to see our show!” “The students involved with this production have worked so hard and have bonded together in such a way that it makes me proud to call myself one of their teachers,” says Vincent. “These 24 students really represent the best qualities that we try to instill at Atascocita High School, and all of their teachers and administrators deserve thanks for contributing to their success.” For more information about the department or the State competition, go to the AHS Theatre website: www.TheatreAHS.com.

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