On December 1, 2021, the Hay Springs High School One Act team traveled to Creek Valley High School in Chappell for district competition. They presented the play, “This Just In” and received 4th place as a team out of 7 teams competing. Members of the cast are: Ava McKillip, Abigail Nelson, Jett Rasmussen, Emily Nelson, Sadie Hanks, Abbey Russell, Hally Johnson, Jaelyn Rasmussen, Lilly Dorshorst, Kaden Langford, Sam Hindman, Breely Smith and Aaliyah VanValkenburg. Members of the crew are: Adrianna Haffner, Brooke Winter, and Nevaeh Peters. Hay Springs received the overall technical award and six individual acting awards. The technical award recognizes the play which possesses outstanding costumes, make up, hair styling, props, set design, sound and lighting. There is not an overall best actress or best actor award given at the district level at this time, however excellent performances are recognized. Individuals receiving district awards were: Abigail Nelson, Jett Rasmussen, Emily Nelson, Sadie Hanks, Kaden Langford and Sam Hindman.
The directors, cast and crew would like to thank:
Larel Reimann for sound advice, sharing his knowledge, and patiently listening.
Jerry Wellnitz for helping construct our sound booth.
Brad Bounous for support while passing the baton.
Candie Johnson with the Sheridan County Players for loaning us some great shoes!
Toi Lyn Flick for advice and encouragement.
Tina Skinner, Bonnie Housh, Julianne Rasmussen and the Nelson family for delicious food.
The Hay Springs Museum for historically accurate props.
Cravath Memorial Library for help with props and providing rehearsal space.
Jack Wefso for insight and character development pointers.
Shop/Ag students for some assistance with painting platforms.
Hay Springs Schools for supporting this activity.
Rickey Wohl, Brett Skinner and Nate Cochran for early mornings, long days and getting us where we need to go!
A big thank you to our audiences especially those who donated to our program!
Families of the cast, crew and coaches for patience and encouragement.