DCHS One-Act takes the lead at Conference

Katie Tresler

On Tues., Nov. 13th David City High School’s performers left it all on Centennial’s stage and took home the conference championship.


Not only did the team win the overall championship, but two members, senior Carter Ossian and junior Neleigh Kovar, won most outstanding actor and actress.


“I felt happy that I could secure the conference championship and proud to be a part of such an awesome team,” Ossian stated.


The performance was off to a slow start as the sound and light crew experienced technical difficulties before the actors took the stage. However, the team wouldn’t let a small problem like that waive their confidence, and they put on a stellar performance.


“Having the light board and soundboard go out before we started was a bit concerning, especially because we were prepared five minutes before they had things working again,” Director Jarod Ockander said.


Even with a conference winning performance, members of the team know that changes and improvements are still to come.


“We just have to take what the judges and Mr. Ockander say and polish our performance so it’s the best it can be,” senior Ashley Roemmich explained. “We have to listen to them, especially Ockander; he knows best.”


After putting on the performance of a lifetime, actors, actresses, and crew gathered in the stands to scope out the competition and watch the plays put on by the competing schools


“When watching the other performances, I saw a lot of talent and good acting, but I knew my team was strong and we put on the best that we could,” Ossian said.


The team definitely has something to be proud of– each other. They have come together as a family and put in a lot of hard work


“I’m extremely proud of the hard work that everybody puts in, and how people are willing to pin in an effort and make sacrifices for the team,” Roemmich said.