International Thespian Society Induction
Congratulations new International Thespian Society members!
The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school theatre students located at more than 4,900 affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians. The International Thespian Society was brought to Westminster Schools of Augusta this fall by Drama Director and Middle Choirs Director, Brittany Patterson.
"These students here at Westminster are incredible and the world really is their oyster. The sky's the limit for the future of Westminster's Thespian Society, " stated Ms. Patterson. "God has laid so many dreams on my heart for this theatre program and I am excited to see what He will do in the years to come!"
ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). A few famous ITS alumni include Tom Hanks, Val Kilmer, James Marsters, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Stephen Schwartz. The International Thespian Society allows for the induction of high school attending ITS affiliated schools, based on the quality and quantity of work in all realms of theatre. Points can be earned from participation in productions (either on stage or backstage), Thespian Festivals, seeing other theatre's productions, and holding an officer position in a Thespian troupe. After induction, members can continue to earn points in order to move up through the International Thespian Society ranking system.
Congratulations to the newest members of the Thespian Society, all of whom were inducted in a special ceremony in front of parents and peers on Friday, Sept. 18.
|McNeill Morris||India Wahl||Cassie Joiner|
|Allison Joiner||Lillian Hornsby||Vivian Hornsby|
|Bennett Duckworth||Cara Chiswell||Jenna Buchanan|
|Lily Hartenburg||Christopher Hernandez||Abby Wells|
|Day Gransberg||Talley Campbell||Randale Pete|
|Jack Williford||Hannah Daniel||Maya Davis|
|Molly Hanna||Abigail Knight||Mary Rushton Massey|