Raymore-Peculiar High School students Alie Gillespie and Justin Howard won the state championship in duet acting at the Missouri State Speech, Debate and Theatre Competition April 25-26 in Columbia. Logan Schoessel was named Best Supporting Actress in a one-act play.
Ray-Pec won second place for its one-act play and second place for readers theatre. Stefania Smith placed second in the state for Prose; Andrea Ambam placed third for Dramatic Interpretation, Madilynn Mansur placed third for Poetry, and Lacey Duley placed seventh in Humorous Interpretation.
Ray-Pec won second place in the state with its one-act play, “The Laramie Project,” which placed first at the district tournament. The one-act cast included: Jamie Berry, Michael Berry, Sawyer Bletscher, Tatum Branson, Drew Brown, Mattathias Davis, Taylor Felz, Ryanne Linn, Austin Loar, Madilynn Mansur, Jasmine Nissanka, Mady Quest, Kylee Reichman, Hannah Rose, Katlyn Rushin, Joy Sharp, Dalton Shumaker, Jenna Wellman, and Dominique Williams. The crew included: Andrea Ambam, Thomas Davis, Alie Gillespie, Taylor Hersel, Justin Howard, Nick Lanza, Cameron Leonard, Brock Masters, Nick Schneider, Andrew Shaw and Jesse Turos.
Ray-Pec also won second place in the state with its readers theatre presentation of “Witness,” which placed first at the district tournament. The readers theatre cast included: Andrea Ambam, Cameron Austin, Gavin Bates, Cami Bessette, Thomas Davis, Grace Fowler, Alie Gillespie, Julienne Graebner, Taylor Hersel, Justin Howard, Nick Lanza, Nick Schneider, Stefania Smith, Delaney Swanson, and Emily Tranovich.