Warriors Earn First Place Finishes at Iowa Thespian Festival


This weekend 9-12th-grade Waukee Thespians brought home several first-place finishes at the Iowa Thespian Festival! The event was hosted at the University of Northern Iowa and was an opportunity for students to express their talents through performing and technical competitions.

Reece Harmsen and Kyah Sneed had the opportunity to perform on the main stage for winning first place in their individual event of Duo Musical Theatre. Congratulations to all of the students that competed in events this weekend.

1st Place:

  • Reece Harmsen & Kyah Sneed in Duo Musical Theatre
  • Holly Rankin in Costume Design
  • Addie Hamand in Stage Management
  • Paige Fahrenkrug in Short Film

2nd Place:

  • Paige Fahrenkrug in Solo Monologue
  • Natalie Grote in Solo Musical Theatre
  • Paige Kirschner in Solo Musical Theatre

3rd Place:

  • Carrie Wilhite, Hannah Berg, Kai Griffin, Andrew O’Connell, & Keaton Kelly in Group Musical Theatre
  • Jayla Joseph & Josh Weber in Duo Acting

Musical Cabaret:

  • Reece Harmsen, Andrew O’Connell, & Addie Hamand

Tech Challenge:

  • Purple Team: Hannah Bieker, Jared Dooley, Emily Durbala, Rachel Marwedel, & Madisyn Swartzel
  • Yellow Team: Izzy Bogaczyk, Avery Johnson, Colin Kiernan, & Sara Petersen