Members of the Garden City High School International Thespian Society Troupe 2846 attended the Kansas State Thespian Conference in Wichita earlier this month and competed in individual events, auditioned for colleges, and applied for Gold Troupe Status. 

The GCHS troupe received Gold Troupe Status — the highest status a Kansas Troupe can achieve — winning a trophy for a fourth year in a row. 

GCHS students who placed superior in their individual events and will be attending the International Conference in June are: Salma Roman, costume design for “Cinderella”; and Daniel Darter, Gage Gallardo and Jairus Lobmeyer for group acting.

GCHS also took first place in lobby display.

The troupe had several students who performed and placed at the competition. The GCHS One Act play, “21 Chump Street,” took second place. The students in the play were: director, AJ Ramirez; choreographer, Lorenz Rincones, music director, Nathan Ayala, and cast Jared Arellano, Monica Aguilar, Kimberly Loya, Lorenz Rincones, Darter, Nathan Ayala, and Andy Oyler.

Ramirez won a $1,000 technical theatre scholarship. There were also eight seniors that auditioned for colleges receiving dozens of call-backs: Kimberly Loya, Alissa Sauseda, Rincones, Ramirez, Kaci Bunch, Antonio Vargas, Roman and Miguel Soltero.

Roman, Raylyn Swank and Colten May took first place in creative costuming, while Jhamel Transfiguracion, Brenda Resendiz, Tammy Truong and Daisy Rivas placed second.