Jamestown High School Drama named state champion at One-Act Play Contest

JHS performed Alan Haehnel's comedy "A Simple Task."

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Jamestown High School Drama took the top honors at the North Dakota High School Activities Association Class A One-Act Play Contest. Pictured, front from left, are Dominique Scobee and Rebecca Krieger; and back, from left, are Logan-Ross Motter, Emma Wiley, Olivia Schriock, Zoe Bennett, Ian Weis, Anja McDermid, Daniel Nyland. Submitted photo

Jamestown High School Drama was named state champion at the NDHSAA Class A One-Act Play Contest on Monday, April 12, at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake.

JHS performed Alan Haehnel's comedy "A Simple Task" which follows a young woman's surreal first day of work as she tries to complete her seemingly simple first assignment, encountering all sorts of obstacles, bizarre characters and a boss who always seems to be a different person.

The cast and crew include Ian Weis, Rebecca Krieger, Zoe Bennett, Olivia Schriock, Emma Wiley, Anja McDermid, Logan-Ross Motter, Dominique Scobee, Daniel Nyland, Ray Jasmann, Haylee Spurgeon and Isaac Hasbargen.

"A Simple Task" was performed on April 9 in the JHS Theater before the state competition.

This is the first time JHS has taken first place since the contest format was adopted for Class A in 2013.


Weis and Bennett were also selected as outstanding actors for their performances.

Tony McIntyre is the director of JHS Drama.

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