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Trumbauer Festival
BTW students win awards, scholarships at Trumbauer Festival
Posted on 12/04/2018
Trumbauer Festival

Booker T. Washington Magnet High students brought home a number of awards and a pair of scholarships from the State Trumbauer Secondary Theatre Festival at Troy University.


BTW sent 28 students to the festival from the Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Technical Theatre magnets along with two students from Photography and Creative Writing. The highest rating at the festival is Superior, and the second highest is Excellent. Out of 25 individual events, BTW students received 22 Superior ratings and three Excellent ratings.


In addition, Louis Chatman, Antonavia Collins, Antonisia Collins, Jalyn Crosby, Aleari Felton, Trinity Ross, and Nia Tuck placed first in the Group Musical category. Meanwhile, Keyanna Dixon and Kate Harrington placed second, and Del'Kyra Williams, Ryann Smith and Felicia Hamilton placed third in their respective categories.


The BTW studio show, “Eclipsed,” received recognition as well. Under the direction of Trinity Ross, Eclipsed received one of the three Best in Show trophies for Studio Shows. Not only that, Del'Kyra Williams, Raevyn Pritchett, and Aleari Felton were named to the All-Star Cast, Antonavia Collins received the Best Supporting Actress Award, and Antonisia Collins received the Best Actress Award.


The night before the Trumbauer competition, seniors had the opportunity to audition for scholarships. Jalyn Crosby received a full scholarship to Troy University's Summer Spotlight Performance Intensive, and Trinity Ross received a $1,000 Performance Scholarship from the Alabama Conference of Theatre, which is good for any college in the state of Alabama.