Morgan students win drama festival

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 31, 2005

Morgan Academy students Reese Armstrong, Ben Sommerville, Davielle Sullivan, and Anna Twardy participated in the AISA State Drama Festival and placed second in the ensemble category with a skit from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) State Drama Festival was held at Faulkner University in Montgomery on Friday, Jan. 21.

Armstrong, the 16-year-old son of Bob and Ann Armstrong, played Lysander.

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The sophomore said he was “unsure about college, but would like to be a missionary in Africa.”

“It was exciting because we had not won in four years,” said Armstrong. “This was the first time we had placed since I was in sixth grade.”

Sommerville, 14, the son of Bill and Becky Hardy and Tom Sommerville, played Demetrius. The freshman plans to attend Auburn University and major in Civil Engineering.

When asked how he felt about placing second, Sommerville replied, “I think it’s great.”

Sullivan, the 17-year-old senior who played Hermia, is the daughter of Glynis Busbee.

She plans to attend Wallace for two years and then transfer to Baptist to study Radiology.

“I am quite proud that we made AISA drama cast,” said Sullivan.

“I feel that it was a strong participation from all of us. We all wanted to do something.”

Twardy, 16, daughter of Joe and Claire Twardy, played Helena.

The junior is “not sure about what college to attend, but is thinking about majoring in Accounting”.

“I was very excited”, said Twardy.

“We practiced hard and it paid off.”