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Drama-Rama Actor-of-Merit award winners in the front row are: Grace Carlson, Abi Banitt, Natasha Swatzina and Madison Matzek; in the back row are: Carolina Gathright, Maddie Tibayan, Gabbi Guyer and Sophie Tibayan.

Malone teams do well at Drama-Rama

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Malone teams do well at Drama-Rama
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

PRESCOTT--All of the Malone Elementary School Drama-Rama teams did extremely well at the Nov. 9 competition, held at Osceola Intermediate School in Osceola.

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Penny Peterson coached the third grade team that performed “The Tortoise and the Hare.” This is the first year the third grade team has performed and they did an awesome job! The team received a total of 32.5 points out of a possible 45, which put them in the red-ribbon category.

Congratulations to the following team members for their fine performance: Ella Johnson, Rian Engeldinger, Addison Huppert, Kylie Nespbor, Madison Schmitz, Ava Johnson, Kinsey Peterson, Madison Marko, Kelcey Hanson, Aurora Rightman and Natasha Swatzina.

The second third grade team, coached by Susan Herr, also did very well for their first year. The team performed “The Bremen Town Musicians” and received a total of 37 points out of 45, which put them in the blue-ribbon category. Of all seven teams that performed, Mrs. Herr’s team placed first overall and, therefore, is bringing home a school plaque!

The actors who performed so wonderfully on this team are: Madison Hildebrandt, Avery Amidon, Abi Banitt, Shane Butler, Isabelle Knoll, Addie Raebel, Dryden Seeley, Erica Jennings and Aiden Herr.

Melyssa Rice coached the fourth grade team, which performed “The Care and Feeding of a Dragon.” Their team did an outstanding job with this play and had a total of 39.5 points out of 45, which put them in the blue-ribbon category. Out of all seven teams in the fourth grade category, this team took a very close third place overall!

The actors who performed so wonderfully on this team are: Myah Miller, Faith Taylor, Gabbi Guyer, Kailani Newton, Henry Gray, Faith Rohl, Maya Quiroz, Cambel Johnson, Shayla Rein, Will Simkins, Grace Posthuma and Elspeth Dempsey-Rice.

The second fourth grade team, coached by Jenna Rohl, also did very well. The team performed “Love That Turnip.” This team had a total of 41 points out of a possible 45, which put them in the blue-ribbon category. This team placed first overall out of seven other performances in this category and, therefore, are receiving the plaque to put in the school trophy case!

Congratulations to the following team members for their very creative performance: Breanne Auleciems, Tess Kinney, Grace Dickey, Madison Matzek, Morgan Lundeen, Mallory Boles, Ella Rohl, Cameron Close, Shayanne Stenroos, Sophia O’Brien, Graciela Franco, Shelby Sizemore and Kyle Budworth.

Dave McNamara coached one of the fifth grade teams, which also performed “The Care and Feeding of a Dragon.” This team did an outstanding job with this play and had a total of 40 points out of 45, which put them in the blue-ribbon category. Out of all the five teams in the fifth grade category, this team took a very close second place overall (there was a .5 difference between this team and the first-place overall)!

The following students make up this successful team: Tori Benck, Walker Lenz, Macy Cleasby, Sophie Tibayan, Grace Barron, Bessie Schommer, Jade Johnson, Lauren Hanson and Hayden Pattridge.

The second fifth grade team was coached by Brenda Carlson. This team had an incredible performance entitled “The Miss Witch Contest.” Every team member is receiving a blue ribbon for the team’s total of 40.5 points out of 45, which placed them first out of all of the five teams competing in the fifth-grade category and, therefore, will receive a school plaque for the trophy case.

Congratulations to the following team members for their fine performance: Emma Fiedler, Riley Clymer, Marissa Jansen, Isabella Lenz, David McKinney, Grace Carlson, Maddie Tibayan, Damion Huppert, Chloe Johnson, Emma Kreager, Carolina Gathright, Kylee Schommer and Brenna Rowe.

An extra-special congratulation goes out to the following students who earned an Actor-of-Merit Award for their outstanding performance at the festival. They are:

--Third graders, Abi Banitt and Natasha Swatzina;

--Fourth graders, Gabbi Guyer and Madison Matzek;

--Fifth graders, Grace Carlson, Carolina Gathright, Sophie Tibayan and Maddie Tibayan.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 
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