Pictured above, left to right, are, back row: Sarah Wasdin,
Jaycie Johnson, Reese Houston, Amelia Harrell, and Brianna Smith; front row: Sarah Toal, Ansley Smith, and Lillie McLendon
On Wednesday, November 11, the Southwest Georgia Academy (SGA) One Act Play Team traveled to Vidalia, GA, to compete in the Georgia Independent School Association state competition at Southeastern Technical College. After anxiously awaiting results for two days, the SGA team gathered together to learn that they had won the title of State Champion. Lillie McLendon and Sarah Toal also won Honorable Mention for Best Tech, and Jaycie Johnson won a Performance Award.
The state victory followed the Region 3-AA competition in which the team was first runner up, with Amelia Harrell and Reese Houston winning All-Region Awards.
They performed The Butleress, a dark comedy murder mystery within a murder mystery, by Nick Stoller. The cast starred Jaycie Johnson as Katharine, Reese Houston as Marjorie, Amelia Harrell as Charlotte, and Sarah Wasdin as Tamara. Crew included announcer Ansley Smith, lighting technician Sarah Toal, and sound technician Lillie McLendon. The play was directed by their coach, Brianna Smith.