Temple HS Students Win Medals at UIL State Theatrical Design Meet

TEMPLE, Texas — Temple High School theatre arts students brought home a total of six medals from the University Interscholastic League’s (UIL) State Theatrical Design Contest in Austin over the weekend. THS students earned medals in two different categories during the competition and a total of seven Temple High School students qualified to compete in the UIL State Theatrical Design Contest.

Avery Tarbet posted the top finish for Temple High School by earning fourth place in the Hair and Makeup competition. Skyler Gordon finished one spot behind her classmate by taking fifth place in Hair and Makeup. Temple High School’s team of Sydney Fisher, Jayden Maiani, Alyssa Olivares, and Kira Gray won sixth place in the group design competition. Aiden Wozniak also qualified for the state meet and represented Temple High School in the costume design competition.

“We had seven students qualify for the State Contest, and six of our students placed, receiving state medals,” Kayla Stewart, director of theatre arts for Temple High School said. “These students have worked incredibly hard, and we are very proud of them!

The students had to submit designs based on the musical “Hadestown” by Anais Mitchell. There were hundreds of submissions from across the state in each category that were whittled down to the state qualifiers for judging at the state meet.

“UIL Theatrical Design is a very competitive contest,” said Catrina Lotspeich, director of Fine Arts for Temple ISD. “Temple High School had the most students advance to the state level from any 6A high school. Our students have worked very hard, and we are incredibly proud of their success at the UIL State Theatrical Design contest.”