The LHS Panther Players theater students are advancing to Bi-District competition with their one-act play, The Glass Menagerie, written by Tennessee Williams. The Bi-District event will be in Texarkana on March 27th. UIL One-Act Play contest is a timed competition. The play must be between 18 and 40 minutes in length. After Bi-District students can advance to Area, Region, and then State. Students were recognized individually at District:

Matthew Hineman- Outstanding Tech

Grant Wallace- Honorable Mention All Star Cast

Alex Hill & Natalie Rasberry- All Star Cast

Emma Carlile- Best Actress



Photo by ANDY ADAMS/Lufkin ISD











This past November, students from Lufkin High School Thespian Troupe 944 had the opportunity to go to the Texas Thespian Festival in Grapevine, Texas. At the festival, high school students from all over the state were able to compete in different Individual Events and audition for colleges.  Four students scored superior ratings on their Individual Events, which allowed them to qualify for competition at The International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. Emma Carlile (10) singing “All Falls Down” from Chaplin: The Musical, Alex Hill (11) singing “Neverland” from Finding Neverland, and Lena Tate (11) singing “I’m Not Afraid of Anything” from Songs for a New World all qualified in the Solo Musical category; Raegan Haggard (11) was the first ever LHS Theatre technician to qualify for Nationals with her costume designs for Singin’ in the Rain

From left to right: Alex Hill, Lena Tate, Raegan Haggard, Emma Carlile