Emmalynn VanDyke – section editor
On April 28, Dyersburg drama students were honored as International Thespians. Students are awarded this title if they put in a certain number of hours within the drama program. The awards given after induction were one star, two star, three star, four star, honor bar, ovation one and ovation two.
The banquet was held as an honor to the students for participating in drama productions. There was a formal dinner prepared and served by the staff cafeteria. After dinner, memories from the productions of the 17-18 school year were shared.
The following students were inducted into the International Thespian Society this year: Erin Bailey, Mary Grace Conner, Julianna Haynes, Laython Holder, Nancy Morales, Alveena Nadeem, Jennifer Polk, Jocelyn Stevens, Breuklyn Stone, Jaylah Taylor and Trenady Williams.
In the following years, these students have the ability to continue to gain more hours and progress into higher levels of the International Thespian Society.
At the end of the ceremony, the seniors in the drama club were given cheesy gifts that this year’s juniors created for them. Each gift was hand crafted out of wood and painted. The gifts were thought of by the junior class, depending on his or her personalities and given to the seniors.
The Thespian Banquet is an annual event held at DHS and will continue to gain members throughout the years.
Jerry McGuire welcomed everyone to the banquet. He said Grace for dinner.
Tanya Larraga pinned Alveena Nadeem, welcoming her into the International Thespian Society.
Eli Moore pinned Jocelyn Stevens. She was one of the sophomores inducted this year.
Jaylah Taylor signed her name to the Dyersburg Membership Roll. She was inducted this year.