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Six Lindale High School students were recognized for their performance of the play “DISTRACTED” at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) One Act Play (OAP) District Competition on March 29. Jessie Elliott was named Best Actress. Aaron Cortinas was named to the All-Star Cast. Lacy Bond and Nelson Bond were selected as Honorable Mention All-Star Cast. Holli Gamel and Stefinney Shanklin received All-Star Tech Awards.

"I'm very proud of my kids and all they've accomplished during a very challenging year,” said Lindale High School Theatre Director Amanda Murray. “All that matters is that they performed a relevant play, and told the story to the best of their abilities.  At the end of the day, that's all that truly matters in theatre. I couldn't be prouder."

The play is about children with learning conditions and how different students require varying measures to be reached in an educational setting, while we are all distracted by our information-rich, media-centric society.  The competition was held at Whitehouse High School March 29. The Lindale play, “DISTRACTED”, was selected as alternate to the UIL area competition. The points they earned, through their performance, helped Lindale win the UIL Academic District Competition. The students will be performing the play two more times for the public on April 25 and 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lindale ISD Performing Arts Center.