On March 14th, the Saturday prior to spring break, the Sundown High School OAP competed at the district competition in Plains. The group has dedicated many hours to practice this year. The high school students and director Mr. Randal Ramirez have worked extremely hard putting this play together and making it the great thing it is now.
One Act students are performing the play “Decision Height” by Meredith Dayna Levy. The play is about six strong, devoted women who become WW2 Air Force pilots where they train in Sweetwater, Texas. The story is told through a letter written by Virginia, that she write to her fiance' back home. The six women pilots are Virginia, played by Gwen Buchanan, Norma Jean played by Jonna Pool, Eddie played by Alyssa Russel, Carol played by Alice Melendez, Alice played by Avery Avery, and Rosalie played by Kylee Newsom. Peyton Hastings played Mrs.Deaton, Courtney Black played Ziggie Lewis, and Maddison Nations played Mildred. The ensemble is made up of Shea Beadles, Autum Olivas, Lili Torres, and Bridget Reyes. The stage crew included Brooklyn Webb, Kevin Greenhaw, Hunter Russell, and Mathias Salgado. Jonna Evans & Martha Buchanan also assisted with the play.
The team advanced out of district, along with Plains and Seagraves, to move on to Bi-District competition in Van Horn. Peyton Hastings and Alyssa Russell received Honorable Mention All-Star Cast, while Jonna Pool and Gwen Buchanan were voted All Star Cast. Way to go!
The OAP cast and crew is hoping for the Bi-District competition to be rescheduled due to the current UIL suspension of all activities. We are proud of you, OAP! Way to represent SHS!