The Mira Costa High School drama department won the Sweepstakes Award for best school based on overall points last weekend.
Mira Costa students also took 1st place in musical theater for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and 2nd place in musical theater for “Anything Goes.” The school's improve team Team Ha Ha won 2nd place in Theater Games.
Gracie Markland placed 3rd in Contemporary Dramatic Monologue and Danielle Kay and Matt Sena made the finals with their monologues. A second MCHS improv team made the finals, as well.
Approximately 65 schools and 2,000 students participated in this year’s festival.
Coached by Cary Jordahl and Michael Aldapa, MCHS' Theater Tech teams won four medals in Tech Olympics: Team 2 won 1st place for Prop Quick Change; Eric Hernandez won 1st place for Individual Knot Tying (tying five knots in 22 seconds) and Team 1 took 3rd place for Tool/Hardware Identification and 3rd place for Team Knot Tying.
Drama director/teacher Carol J. Mathews has been taking MCHS students to this competition since 1989.
Mira Costa’s spring show, “Anything Goes,” runs from April 19-27.