Celebrating Richland High's 2024 Thespians

Celebrating Richland High's 2024 Thespians

We are thrilled to announce the incredible achievements of our talented students at the Washington State Thespians Festival! Their dedication, passion for the arts, and hard work have truly paid off, and we couldn't be prouder.

Let's give a round of applause to these remarkable individuals who have showcased their exceptional talent in categories including playwriting, costume design, acting, musical performances and more.

Students who received a score of superior in their category at the regional festival are named National Qualifiers. These students will have the opportunity to compete for awards at the International Thespian Festival which recognizes the highest level of achievement in school theatre performance. National Qualifier students also auditioned for Showcase performances as part of the closing ceremonies at the state festival.

State Honorees are talented students who received a score of excellent for their submission in the regional festival. They will also receive awards at the Super State event.

State Festival Honorees

Thespy Technical Showcase Honoree (Scenic Design)

  • Ethan Gotthold “Sweeney Todd” (Richland High School)

Excellence Award

  • Richland High School “Sweeney Todd”


Regional Festival Honorees

Duet Musical

State Honoree

  • "Partner in Crime" (Richland High School)
  • "Feed Me (Git It)" (Richland High School)

Group Musical

National Qualifier

  • "Getting Married Today" (Richland High School)


National Qualifier

  • Rose Meadors (Richland High School)

State Honoree

  • Mint (Chris) Godfrey (Richland High School)
  • Ethan Gotthold (Richland High School)
  • McGinnis Ziegler (Richland High School)

Scenic Design

National Qualifier

  • Ethan Gotthold (Richland High School)

Solo Musical

State Honoree

  • William Finch (Richland High School)

The Washington State Thespian Festival is an annual event that gives students the opportunity to showcase their work, attend workshops presented by national and regional teaching artists and network with theatre students from their region.