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Potter-Dix takes first place at MAC one-acts

Leyton High earns second


Ryan Hermens / The Sun-Telegraph

Eight teams from the Minuteman Activities Conference were in Potter on Monday for the conference one-act competition. Potter-Dix won first place, Leyton finished second and Creek Valley took fourth. Above, Jaedon Wann, from Leyton, was honored as the competition's best actor. Dawson Sharman, from Potter-Dix, was named best actress.

POTTER – The Potter-Dix High one-act team earned first place at the Minuteman Activities Conference Play Production Contest on Monday.

The conference's eight schools had teams competing in Potter, where three judges scored each production.

Leyton High took home second place and Banner County rounded out the top three. Creek Valley finished in fourth place.

In individual awards, Dawson Sharman, from Potter-Dix, and Jaedon Wann, from Leyton, were named the competition's best actors.

Justice Palmer, Audrey Juelfs and Keverett Rusk, from Potter-Dix, along with Nash Leef and Keith Everitt, from Creek Valley High, received honorable mentions for their performances.

Potter-Dix's success stems from a school-wide attitude, the team's sponsor, Beth Bogert, wrote in an email.

"We have very high expectations for our students in all areas," she said. "Our kids know that we expect a lot out of them in the classroom, in sports, music and on the stage."

And those efforts were on display Monday.

"I attribute our success to hard-working and dedicated kids," Bogert said. "They never cease to amaze me in all they do."

Potter-Dix presented "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, Leyton performed a comedic adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," written by I.E. Clark, and Creek Valley selected "Hero on Trial" by John F. Kendall.

Creek Valley will offer a public presentation of its one act at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the high school. Admission is free.

Both Potter-Dix and Leyton staged public performances in recent weeks.

MAC One-act competition results

Team Results

Place Team

1 Potter-Dix

2 Leyton

3 Banner County

4 Creek Valley

5 South Platte

Ryan Hermens / The Sun-Telegraph

Leyton High earned second place for its performance of a comedic adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest."

6 Minatare

7 Garden County

8 Bayard

Individual awards

Best actor Jaedon Wann, Leyton

Best actress Dawson Sharman, Potter-Dix

Honorable mentions

Justice Palmer, Audrey Juelfs and Keverett Rusk, from Potter-Dix; Nash Leef and Keith Everitt, from Creek Valley; Garrett Doremus, Bayard; Rowan Ford, from South Platte; Josh Boston and Garret Grubbs, from Banner County; and Mikayla Wiant, from Garden County.


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