Holy Trinity’s Performing Arts Department held the induction ceremony for 34 students who became members of the International Thespian Society on May 14.
As part of the ceremony, special recognition went to six students who participated in 10 Main Stage Productions: Daniel Artuso of Hicksville, Richard Kormos of North Bellmore, Emily Lombardo of Franklin Square, William Manton of Massapequa, Christina Mastrangelo of East Northport and Nicole Sheehan of Westbury.
Special “Shooting Star” awards were given for Excellence in Acting, Technical Theatre and Dance. One male and one female were selected for each. The Excellence in Acting award went to Christina Mastrangelo of East Northport and Richard Kormos of North Bellmore. Amanda Tralle of Hicksville and Michael Queren of South Farmingdale received the Excellence in Technical Theatre award. The Excellence in Dance award went to Emily Lombardo of Franklin Square and Brandon Pereira of Westbury.
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the student honorary division of Educational Theatre Association and has been honoring excellence in middle and high school theatre since 1929. Membership into ITS is earned by participating in an affiliated school’s theatre program and accumulating points towards membership. There are ITS troupes in more than 3,900 high schools and middle schools, mostly in the United States and Canada. The Society recently inducted 2 millionth Thespian.
Holy Trinity High School is a private, co-educational Catholic high school founded in 1966 drawing students from Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. For more information, visit www.holytrinityhs.org.