Albemarle County, Virginia
They’ve done it again! The Nelson County High School Drama Team won the state championship for the second year in a row Tuesday night in Charlottesville. “I’m ecstatic! They gave a brilliant performance. It’s just fantastic,” Diana Driver, the team’s director tells NCL after the win. The Nelson team won against 8 other schools that were competing for the state title in the tournaments being held at Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center in Charlottesville. “I think it was their perseverance and their commitment that got them the win. They practiced weekends, night, holidays, you name it,” Diana continued.
The team won against the other schools for their play, The History Of Tom Jones – based on Novel by Henry Fielding. Ironically 3 of the drama team students were also team members of the NCHS Lady Govs Volleyball Team that recently won the state championship as well. Tuesday night, four members of the Nelson Drama Team also won 4 of the 8 awards handed out to other schools.
Diana tells us she wasn’t sure about a win two years in a row. “I wasn’t back until October 11th. We had Peter Coy of The Hamner Theater come in and help out, and we did it!”
The biggest compliment of Tuesday’s performance came when another school’s director made a very flattering remark to Diana. “When are you going to retire, so we can win?”
We hope no time soon Diana!
Congrats to everyone on the drama team. Way To Go!
There is no such thing as a Martin Luther King Performing Arts Space in city limits. There is instead the Martin Luther King, Jr. Permorming Arts Center in Charlottesville.
Sorry for the slip up there @Steven. We were in such a rush to convey the good news, combined with the background noise during the interview, we misunderstood the name of the venue. We’ll make the correction. Thank you so very, very much for pointing this out. We’ll make that correction speedy quick.
Good shot Taylor!
way to go mrs driver and cast!