St. Edward

St. Edward one-act team third at state this year

TOP PERFORMERS — Alias Schumacher, (l.-r.) Miranda Matchett and Sophie Reeves received outstanding acting awards at the state contest.

St. Edward High School’s one-act play team placed third in the six-team field of the D2 state one-act play competition at Norfolk last week.
“Wiley and the Hairy Man.” by Susan Zeder was the play presented by St. Edward in its second consecutive state contest appearance.
Alias Schumacher, who played the character of Wiley, earned the D2 Outstanding Male Performer award at state for the second consecutive year. He is only St. Edward student to ever win this award back-to-back, and the second D2 student to accomplish this.
Schumacher, Miranda Matchett and Sophie Reeves earned outstanding acting awards at state for St. Edward.
Chase King, St. Edward English teacher and one-act coach, said he is happy with the season.
“We had a bunch of freshmen and sophomores, and having them grow as actors and as people was fun to watch,” said Mr. King. “I am so proud of the senior class. They worked hard to keep improving over the year, and their leadership helped the younger students grow. I am sad to see the seniors leave, but I am excited to work with the younger class next year. We are going to come back next year stronger and ready for another trip to Norfolk. St. Edward has never qualified for state three years in a row. I am looking to change that.”
Lindsay Holy Family also competed in D2, performing “The Descendants of Genesis 3” written by their director, Vitoria Wiese. They placed fourth overall at state.
O’Neill St. Mary’s team won the D2 state championship, and Arnold High School placed second.