Dallas students honored at competition

DALLAS — Three Dallas High School students earned regional distinction and nine qualified to perform in the national competition at the Southern Regional Oregon State Thespian Acting Competition held in Dallas and Independence on Saturday.

The competition was co-hosted by Dallas High and Central High School.

The state and national acting competitions qualify competitors using different criteria. National qualifiers performed according to a set standard, while state qualifiers have to be in the top 10 percent of all performers.

Regional finalists are ranked in the top 20 percent in their performance group.

Those who earned regional distinction are:

From DHS: Molly Bucher, regional finalist in “solo acting, experienced”; and Luke Disney and Emily Jones, regional finalist in “duo dramatic, experienced.”

Students qualifying for nationals are Molly Bucher, Meyer Reed, Emma Bucher, Tiffani McConnell in “solo acting, experienced”; Olivia Widmer, in “solo music”; and Molly Bucher and Josh Biery in “duo music.”

From CHS: Hannah Boyack, Jacob Eschette, and Dylan Lewis for their performances — they will be moving on to the state level competition.

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