On November 2nd, the Vista Heights Advanced Drama students and select Show Choir students participated at the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California or DTASC competition at Royal Oak Middle School in Covina, CA.
There, students competed in three rounds and nine entries were submitted. Every category and all students that competed for VHMS were recognized! The results are as follows:
three Honorable Mentions, two Fifth places, one 3rd place, three FIRST PLACES-Costumes and Make-up, Monologue and MUSICAL!
The combined effort earned VHMS the 2ND PLACE OVERALL Sweepstakes trophy out of 21 middle schools! The Vista Heights Drama and Choir program are directed by Mrs. Autumn Earle-Rodriguez and her assistant, Haley Gaskin. Haley is a proud VHMS alum and has worked with Mrs. Rodriguez for the last nine years.
The list of Student Projects, Names and Awards are below.
Sweepstakes Award for 2nd Place Overall: Vista Heights Middle School
1st Place, Monologue (out of 29 entries): Daniela Galindo
1st Place, Costumes and Make-Up: Jazmin Watson, Jayla West and Sophia Padilla
1st Place, Musical: Alexa Daniel-Herrera, Maegan Hawat, Chase Li, Zelia Miller, Victoria Sandoval, Seth Servantez, Cassandra Trejo-Rivera, Paloma Vargas, Belem Zelaya and Jennifer Zendejas
3rd Place, Large Group Comedy: Madalyn Gonzalez, Fiby Lovelace, Reyli Montes De Oca, Amarion Orange and Jordyn Spencer
5th Place, African American Playwrights: Alexia Grigsby and Kendyll Tracey
5th Place, A Woman’s Voice: Violett Aguilar, Ilsie Alcala, Serenity Dilks and Maya Villanueva
Honorable Mention, Sets and Lights: Sophia Berumen and Andrew Noriega
Honorable Mention, Small Group Open Comedy: Caelin Anderson, Peyton English and Lae’John Johnson
Honorable Mention, Large Group Drama: Christopher Burris, Tyler Little, Marco Morales, Ava Rodriguez and Luke Tompkins