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Nine new Thespians were inducted into the Troupe 8546 of the International Thespian Society on Thursday, February 25. In its fourth year of existence, the Everest troupe continues to grow. Despite setbacks due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Thespians prepared the cancelled spring production Children of Eden, participated in the virtual Thespian Festival, and performed 12 Angry Jurors this past fall.

The ceremony included excerpts of pieces performed by students during the Thespian Festival. Honor Thespians, National Thespians, and International Thespian were recognized. Honors are based on the numbers of points Thespians have earned in the categories of acting, production, business, directing, writing, etc. Each activity a Thespian participates in has an assigned point value. Honor Thespians have accumulated 60 points, National Honor Thespians 120 points, and International Honor Thespians 180 points. Congratulations to Margaret Smith and Danielle Brown for achieving international honors.

New inductees made their pledge prior to inductions. Congratulations to new members: Caroline Beggs, Ethan Brodbeck, Duncan Brown, Erin Carr, Sydney Cooper, Christian Lazzara, Lauren Marshall, Joseph Milosch, and Adriana Waller.

Mrs. Lia DiFonzo, EC drama teacher, recognized the officers and then announced this year’s Thespian of the Year recipient, Danielle Brown.