Photo Provided: The Cast of “Where Words Once Were”

The Warsaw High School Select Theatre cast of “Where Words Once Were” by Finegan Kruckemeyer placed 1st at the Indiana State Thespian Conference against 10 state qualifying troupes.  The group was also awarded Best Technical, Chapter Select and received a gold ranking in the Thespian Honor Portfolio.

Thespy Superior Rankings:

Olivia Gabrich - Stage Management

Joel Montoya and DeeDee Polk - Duet Musical

Bradyn Lowe and Ethan Spencer - Duet Musical

Hailey Hershberger - Solo Acting

Jadyn McLeod and Aubrey Harp - Duet Acting

WCHS principal Troy Akers stated, “A simple congratulations wouldn't do justice to acknowledge this accomplishment!  The time, energy, and efforts from Melany Morris, Theatre Teacher and Director, and the cast have produced a performance worthy of this State Championship.  Well done!” Dr. David Hoffert added, “We are so proud of these students and instructors for their dedicated work in the theatre arts. These awards represent a tremendous achievement.” 


Warsaw High School Select Theatre will be representing Indiana at the International Thespian Festival in June. The International Thespian Festival is a week-long celebration at Indiana University in Bloomington and is an amazing honor. Students will attend workshops with theatre professionals, watch other high school performances and so much more!  More information will be forthcoming in the coming weeks on how to support our local WCHS theatre troupe in the next steps of their achievement journey.