Helena High Theater’s thespians participated in the states oldest theater festival in Montana, at the 2020 Montana State Thespian conference in Missoula at the University of Montana. The festival living up to the thespian ideal of fostering excellence in theater is a non-competitive event, however awards are given for outstanding student achievement. Sarah Melborne baker was awarded a University of Montana $750.00 merit scholarship (meaning she had to audition for it) and a n Outstanding Actress in a Drama” award for her role as Eva in Rylee Reynold’s original play “Wasps” Directed by student Jillian Richards. The show also took the Outstanding 10 Minute Performance award. The Cast of “Why You Shouldn’t let AI write scripts for you” written by Charles Barnett and directed by Sarah Melborne Baker, received an Outstanding Ensemble award. Congratulations to these students for their excellent work!