TRENTON, NJ – Awards continued for West Orange High School theater students at the 2018 New Jersey Thespian Festival at Robbinsville High School in Trenton.

West Orange High School's Thespian Society Troupe 1530 and Theatre Advanced class members prepared monologues, scenes, films and musical pieces and competed against other acting students from New Jersey. Students also participated in a variety of workshops on Improvisation, Stage Combat, Dance, Juggling, Auditioning and more.

“I am proud of our troupe and Theatre Advanced students,” said Theatre Advanced teacher and Thespian Troupe advisor Wendy Mapes. “They worked very hard on their individual events and supported each other by attending as many Troupe 1530 events as possible."

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Several students won “Superior” medals in different categories, including:


Alex Perez

Sophia Torres

Acting Duo

Enoca Jones and Sahni Salaam


Kayleigh Arnold

Make-Up Design

Katie Meyerson

Musical Solo

Olivia Ridley

Gabby Florendo

Danielle Russell

Musical Duet

Gabby Florendo and Danielle Russell

Finalists for Acting Duo, Film and Musical Duets qualify for Nationals and may be competing this June in Nebraska against performers from all over the country.