Speech and Drama Students at the Top of Their Game

Speech and Drama Students at the Top of Their Game

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Pacific Lutheran College students dominated the upper grade levels in Speech and Drama at the Australian College of Music's Annual Award Night on Saturday 14th March. Students and their families from around Queensland came together to honour those students who came first and second in the State for their grade level examinations in 2019.

Gold medal winners on the night were Luca Jones, Mya Boyall and Sebastian Carter. Silver medallists were Emily McKenzie, Lucy Dimond, Priya Miles, Matthew McKenzie and Sameeha Thompson. Luca Jones also won the Annabel Garriock Award for excellence in his grade level and Cosi Winter won the Patrick Ryan Achievement Award for consistency of achievement and dedication to her work.

Mya Boyall and Lucy Dimond performed a duologue from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' for the audience and left us in no doubt of their talent. The whole evening was very inspirational for students and their families as they got to feel part of a much wider creative community at the top of their respective fields. As the Awards were held in Brisbane, a group of us managed to fit in a visit to the theatre that afternoon to see the final year QUT Kelvin Grove drama students perform Anton Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'.

A record 29 students from Pacific participated in the Speech and Drama exams last year and all of them should be congratulated on their performances. Examiner Ms Sandra Neale was impressed with the absolute fearlessness and outgoing personality of every performer and enjoyed seeing many of them again at the Awards Night.

Mrs Lisa McKibben, Speech and Drama Tutor