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Forest Hills High School Honored at 2018 NCTC High School Play Festival

The Theatre Department at Forest Hills High School has much to celebrate, as they bring home honors from the 2018 NCTC High School Play Festival, held at Catawba College on Fri., Oct. 26. The theatre program, led by Shelby Pressley, made the school and community proud with their two presentations, Making Nice and Act 3, Scene 5, at the Festival, and is thrilled to bring home three awards. They received the Festival Spirit Award, the Excellence in Ensemble Acting for Making Nice, and Peyton Thomas and Dawson Evert received the Theatre Arts Award - Excellence in Onstage Chemistry for their work in Act 3, Scene 5.

Cast of Act 3, Scene 5 at NCTC High School Play Festival Theatre teacher Mrs. Shelby Pressley was exceedingly proud of all of her actors and the way they prepared for and carried out their performances. "We took on an extreme challenge this year of bringing two shows to NCTC," she said.  "Working on two shows simultaneously and holding both shows to the same level of professionalism was exciting and terrifying.  I am proud to say that my whole Honors Theatre Class stepped up to the challenge and did not disappoint. " 

For over 30 years, the NCTC High School Play Festival has strengthened arts education in school by bringing curriculum to life, challenging students to do their very best work, and contributing to the development of future audiences for live performing arts. The program was named one of the "Top High School Festivals" by Stage Directions Magazine, is the largest high school theatre event in the Southeast, and has been replicated in 9 other states. This year, 3,000 students from 89 schools performed 118 plays!

For more information on the FHHS Theatre Department, contact Mrs. Pressley at Forest Hills High School, 704-233-4001.





Cast of Making Nice at NCTC High School Play Festival