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Waskom ISD High school offers drama programs

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Studies show students who participate in arts related activities score higher on standardized tests. Drama students from high schools across Texas are taking part in one of the largest statewide competitions this week that consists of "One Act."

It is part of the University Inter Scholastic League in Texas schools. The world of acting allows students to step outside the box and take on a new role. 

"We are really excited to have everybody here. We are so excited to be hosting we have 8 schools that are coming in including us so we have 7 that are outside of our district.

They are coming in to visit and the kids have been great and the directors have been great and I'm just really excited to have everybody here," said drama teacher Kati lyn Woodley.

The play has a time limit of 40 minutes and from their scores, placements are made and a best actor and actress is named at each level.  "I was the role of Susan Conners in our play the girl in the mirror," said student Jo Ann Shaver.  

Waskom ISD Sophomore , Jonas Richardson received best male actor for his division. He says this give him the opportunity to see the theatrical world close up.


"I feel like I can really express myself through drama.  That I it has made me more confident as a person," said Richardson. 

Teachers say while few will make a living at acting, participating in a high school production can teach a wide variety of life and academic skills.   "I feel like theatre arts is so important and the fine arts are so important because you're teaching creative expression.   You are teaching your kids to express themselves," said Woodley.

 Two winners will advance to compete at an area competion on April 11th. 

 

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