Some of the MHS participants in the Arizona State Thespian Festival. Photo by Joycelyn Cabrera

A Maricopa High School senior scored straight marks of “superior” for her musical solo at the Arizona State Thespian Festival in November. The performance landed her a scholarship.

Britney Montgomery. Photo by Joycelyn Cabrera


Britney Montgomery performed “Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide, impressing the adjudicators. She earned the Amy Bennett Musical Theatre Memorial Scholarship, one of the highest scholarship honors available.

MHS Theatre and Technical Theatre students were among 3,000 performing at the Phoenix Convention Center, where they also attended workshops.

Britney wasn’t the only MHS student with high scores.

The Tech Team took first place among 64 teams in knot-tying. Senior Collin Martin and junior Antonio Gonzales also earned the top score of superior for their musical duet “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from Kiss Me, Kate.

The group musical number “You’re Goin’ Back to Jail” from Bonnie and Clyde, performed by juniors Kjirsten “Kiki” Lemon and Aleyna Call and seniors Jalen Reyes and Lisa Moore, scored overall excellent. Junior Alex Hurley scored excellent with monologues from Picnic and Death of a Salesman.

Collin Martin (left) and Antonio Gonzalez. Photo by Joycelyn Cabrera

MHS also performed a one-act presentation of Tracks by Peter Tarsi, with Adrian Perdomo, Logan Spaulding, Aidyn Curtis, Taryn Story, Carlos Aguilar, Antonio Gonzales, Rachel Knight, Chaienne Zoller, Collin Martin and Ivie Keene. Maricopans will have an opportunity to see Tracks in performance Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the MHS Lecture Hall. Admission is free, and the performance is in partnership with the Health and Wellness program at MHS. 

Jalen Reyes, Aleyna Call, Kiki Lemon and Lisa Moore. Photo by Joycelyn Cabrera


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