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Holland High Theatre Wins Two State Championships

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Holland High Theatre won an unprecedented two state championships at the MIFA Competitive Theatre Tournament on Feb. 19-20. 

The first was the Main Stage, a category that Holland High has won 19 times. Its production of Triumph of Love was awarded 285 points, making it the Division I state champion but also the highest scored show of the main stage event (among all shows in all divisions).

The Holland High Theatre team won a SECOND state title with their production of Agnes of God, which was Division I champion in the Studio Theatre State Competition. This made Holland High School the only school to ever win both events in the same year!  Individual awards below.

Holland High Theatre also was given the illustrious Golden Truck Award. This award goes to the Division I school that best exemplifies professionalism and efficiency in its back stage work, including load in, load out and backstage costume changes, technical set up and running of a show. (FYI - A judge is back stage the entire time evaluating the various schools.)

These two State Titles give Holland High Theatre and director Kevin Schneider an amazing 20 state titles in the last 28 years

A command performance of both shows happened on Tuesday evening (2/21) at 7 pm in the Holland High School Performing Arts Center.    

Here are the individual award winners! Bravo!


EXCELLENT: Chyna Schut (Acting), Cole Schut (Acting), Anna Bosman (Acting), entire Acting Ensemble (Acting), Hannah Johnson, Andrew DePree (musicians)

SUPERIOR: Anna Ryzenga (Acting), Anna Ryzenga/Anna Bosman/Chyna Schut (Costume Design), Logan Hofland, Grace Woudenberg, Ellie Wayner (Scenic Design)

AGNES OF GOD - Studio Stage:

EXCELLENT: Anna Ryzenga/Anna Bosman/Chyna Schut (Costume Execution)

SUPERIOR: Anna Ryzenga/Anna Bosman/Chyna Schut (Costume Design), Chyna Schut (Acting), Anna Ryzenga (Acting), Anna Bosman (Acting), Acting Ensemble (Anna Ryzenga, Chyna Schut, Anna Bosman, Jacquelyn Devries, Emily Ellis, Molly Kemink, Hannah Johnson, Olivia Loan, Morgan Lynch, Ellie Wayner), Jacquelyn DeVries, Logan Hofland, Zach Stid (Set Design), Jacquelyn DeVries Logan Hofland, Zach Seid, Morgan Lynch, Olivia Loan, Emily Ellis (set construction), Annika Gibson (lighting design), Annika Gibson/Logan Hofland (lighting Execution).