It was an exciting weekend for Prince of Peace Christian School (POPCS) students and supporters. The school won two state championships in one day on Nov. 9. The Eagles Volleyball team earned its TAPPS Volleyball State Championship at the tournament in West, and the POPCS Theatre Company secured its best-in-state title at the TAPPS One-Act Play Competition in Kerrville.
“To win two state championships in one day was amazing,” said POPCS Headmaster Chris Hahn. “We had fans in West and Kerrville to cheer on the students and coaches. Texts and updates were flying back and forth as each team progressed. To see these students and their God-given talents on the court and stage was truly a blessing to our school. I assure you Saturday, November 9, 2019, is a day that Prince of Peace Christian will never forget!”
The POPCS Theatre Company earned its state championship at the TAPPS Division 1 One-Act Play Competition in Kerrville by beating out seven schools throughout the state that had advanced from district competitions to the state competition.
The POPCS Theatre Company is directed by POPCS Director of Theatre and Fine Arts Chair Rachel DuPree. This is the fifth time that the POPCS theatre students have been in the state competition, and this marks their first state win.
Individual POPCS cast and crew members selected for awards at the TAPPS State One-Act Play Competition were POPCS Junior Jack DuPree from Plano (Best Actor); POPCS Junior Miller Barnes (All-Star Cast); POPCS Senior Tyler Dorney from Plano (All-Star Cast); POPCS Senior Vicki Romanczyk (All-Star Crew); POPCS Senior Antonio Velasquez (All-Star Crew) and POPCS Sophomore Emery Gray (Honorable Mention All-Star Cast).
“It was thrilling to see the commitment and creative process of each of these POPCS students, who brought this one-act play to life,” said POPCS Theatre Director Rachel DuPree. “They worked tirelessly, and their synergistic energy made the performance a moving and meaningful theatre experience.”