Thespian names 2019 – 2020 board members

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While decked out in shining costumes in true Thespian fashion, over a dozen club members smiled as it was announced that they would be a part of the 2019-2020 Thespian board. Last Friday, the annual thespian banquet was held in Rezac Auditorium. Instead of the traditionally semi-formal banquet attire that most clubs wear, Thespians dress up in costumes according to a them, which was “Marvellous Mythology” this year.

A big part of the annual banquet is the announcement of the new student officers. Next year’s four main board members are juniors Nathan Pickands as club president, Trinity Martinez as vice president, Nathan Paukstelis as treasurer and freshman Chase Glasscock as secretary.

The goals of the new Thespian board seem to not be too different from this year’s board, with the consistent theme being the hope of putting on good shows.

“[I hope] to have some excellent, well-attended productions,” Paukstelis said.

While many people on the board will be seniors next year, there are also plenty of underclassmen, as each grade has a representative. This is a good opportunity for students who haven’t had the chance to be as involved with the club to get involved.

“I’m really looking forward to sort of working with everyone and being a larger part of Thespians,” freshman Ronan Tanona, next year’s sophomore representative, said.

Part of what has made the Thespian board successful in their past endeavors is their ability to work as a team. Not only does this make everything run smoother for the group, but it also helps build friendships, making the process of working together easier and more enjoyable.

“I like everyone on the board, so I really enjoy the whole thing,” Paukstelis said.

New Thespian officers are looking forward to the year ahead and are hoping to produce quality shows for the students of Manhattan High to enjoy.

“I think it’s going to be really great,” Tanona said, “and I’m excited.”

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