My name is Ana Soler, Director of Troupe 4363 from Saint John's School PR.We have 11 seniors graduating this year, and I was unsure about what kind of apparel they should wear on graduation. Half of them have not been active in the troupe for a while, but have participated in the school musical. The other half have high rank thespian status. I don't know how to address this issue, since everybody wants to wear something from ITS.
I would appreciate any feedback on this issue.
C. Milton Wright High School
Teacher: English 11, Drama
Speech & Debate Coach
I agree with much of what others have said. A few years ago our school disallowed the wearing of cords except for Honors societies and two other specific groups on campus because things were getting out of control with various regalia. Most years I have 10-14 seniors who have been inducted into our society, but not all of them receive graduation honors.
Students who reach Honor status get the cords (usually 7-10 each year); National Honor level Thespians (usually 2-5/year) will receive a Thespian medallion and International Honor Thespians (usually 1-2/year) receive a Thespian stole. These are particularly rewarding for our kids because we are one of only 3 groups on campus permitted to wear the stoles (CSF and NHS) are the others. I don't know that I would say that due to admin appreciation or support of our program as much as it was me being persistent and annoying about it.