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Students at Howe Hall AIMS, Philip Simmons Middle earn superior ratings at South Carolina Theatre Association's Theatre for Youth Festival

Published Monday, April 15, 2019

PSM and HHA students

Pictured above, from left to right, are students from PSM and HHA.


Students from two BCSD schools had strong showings at the South Carolina Theatre Association’s 2nd annual Theatre for Youth Festival.

Of eight participating schools, 17 students at Howe Hall AIMS participated in individual events and received superior ratings.

The Philip Simmons Middle School 8th grade cast of Cheaters was the only school to receive a group superior rating. Cast members also earned six individual awards.

Howe Hall AIMS Awards 

Group Musical – (Cinderella) Caroline Cromer, Ariana Ravenell, Olivia Ryan Brace, Breelyn Richberg, Ashlynn Brown

Solo Musical – Caroline Cromer

Duet Musical - Ariana Ravenell, Olivia Ryan Brace

Group Acting – (Hip Hop Shakespeare) Madison Hudson, Jude Ayers, Brodie Quiggle, Alexander Dimitrov, Jaimond Reid, Mackenzie Herzog, Gracie Throne, Eden Klein

Duet Acting - Izzie Boukhight and Reese Gibbons, Daniel Rainwater and Riley Covel 

Philip Simmons Middle Awards 

Best Ensemble

Best Movement/Staging

Best Actor: Jacob Bouchie

Best Actress: Ava Bartosic

Best Supporting Actor: Cody Vick

Best Supporting Actress: Jordan Daniel 

Cast of Cheaters 

Ava Bartosic 

Jacob Bouchie

Mariah Charles

Jordan Daniel

Emma Etheridge

Ellison Groves

Austin Hazlett

Kaitlen Pinckney

Kaylen Pinckney

Quantaus Riggins

Cameron Stonefield

Riley Thompson

Cody Van De Veere

Cody Vick

Diamond Williams

Dionna Williams

In addition to performances and competitions, there were workshops presented by area artists in dance, improvisation, makeup and technical theatre.