The Groscars are Out of this World: Drama Department celebrates end of school year

Sissy Hayes, News Guest Writer

The Groscars are back. An interesting spin on the tried and true Oscars, the Drama Department puts on a similar show, and students are awarded Oscars-like awards for the year’s performances. The Groscars creates a celebratory environment to send the graduating seniors off and honor all the hard work the department has put in throughout the year.
“I admire the dedication of this year’s Drama Department and how well each of them worked together and got along,” Renae Hubbard said.
This year’s Groscars theme was ‘Out of this World,’ and so were the costumes. Members were challenged to dress as anything space related. Everything from Star Wars to planets was seen.
“This was one of my favorite themes and I genuinely can not pick a favorite costume,” Hubbard said.
The main part of the show is giving awards to all the deserving actors in the Drama Department.
Best Actress Fall Plays – Mariah Thomas
Best Actor Fall Plays – Chadwick Holmes
Best Supporting Actress Fall Plays – Rebecca Brock
Best Supporting Actor Fall Plays – Chris Rinehart
Best Actor Musical – Samuel Brandon
Best Actress Musical – Laurel Chiesa
Best Supporting Actress Musical – Jonathan York
Best Supporting Actor Musical – Riley Womer

Scholarships were also awarded to two hard-working seniors that put their heart and soul into the program. The Mark Ford Scholarship is a $500 scholarship that is funded by the Drama Department. This year’s scholarships were awarded to Laurel Chiesa who plans to attend Western Carolina University in the fall and Maraiah Thomas who is undecided.
Board and Tech members were recognized for their hard work and passed the baton to incoming 2023-2024 school year board members.
Board members
President – Caroline Hoover
Vice President – Daryion Lee
Secretary – Maddie Newsome
Historians – Katherine Giron, Morgan Spaulding
Treasurer/House Manager – Garrytt Ard
Events Coordinator – Lindsey Martin
Public Relations – Addison Nix, Chadwick Holmes
Co-Improv Leaders – Sam Brandon, Riley Womer
Technical Representative – Ryann Perry
Alternate/Understudy – Avy Brito
To add even more excitement to the night, productions of the upcoming year are announced to the cast. Next year, the drama department is presenting “A Season of Love, Empowerment and Discovery.” The one acts will be Shakespeare’s “Desdemona in the Afterlife” and “The Taming of the Shrew” with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” as the main fall production. In the spring they will perform “Anastasia” as the musical. To end the night a scrapbook slideshow was shown to officially end the year.