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SPA has a long tradition of taking home trophies from the Utah Shakespeare Festival Competition, the Utah Musical Theatre Awards, Region and State Solo and Ensemble, and Region and State Drama.
2016-2017 Awards

State Theatre Competition

19 I.E. Entries received Straight Superior Medals
Haely Johnson- Boby Talk
Anna Nanafinia-The Cockfighter
Savanna Walker- Eccentricities
Skigh Copier- Last First Kiss
Clay Webb- Baby/Bathwater
Jennie Turner- In the Daylight
Trey McEuen- A Room for Living
Lucas Boniface- Unplugged In
Mikala Gonzales/Anna Trick- Phaedra
Matt Raines /Eve Aspland- A School for Scandal
Kayla McAlster/ Olivia Fryer- The Learned Ladies
Clara Poulsen/Molly Levine/Miranda Morris- Baby/Bathwater
Gracie Kilminister Bird/Abby Davis- Mombo
Caylee White/Raif McCormick- Last Night in Ballyhoo
Caden Tutor/Kay Brown- Bright Ideas
Sumner Schoell/Casey Keefe -  Freedom
Isaac Carrillo/ Makayla Blair- (Urinetown)
Kaybri Wolff - (The Color Purple)
Brea MacDonald- (Kinky Boots)
Ethan Kelso - (Ragtime)


1 st Place Musical Theatre- (Kaybri Wolfe-The Color Purple)
2nd Place Classical Scenes- (Mikayla Gonzales & Anna Trick-Phadera)
2nd Place Contemporary Scenes- (Caden Tutor & Kay Brown-Bright Ideas)
3rd Place Comical Monologues-(Trey McEuen-Room for Living)
3rd Place One Act Play- (Horse Girls)
Best Supporting Actress- (Eve Asplund)



Regional Theatre Competition

Best Ensemble of a One Act Play

2nd Place for One Act Play (Advancing to State)

Kaybri Wolfe received the Judge Recognition Award for Acting Horse Girls  

22 IE Teams received Superior Rating 

14 IE Teams received Superior Performance Medals

2nd Place for Overall Sweepstakes

Omega PSI PHI Fraternity Talent Competition
1st Place: Kaybri Wolff- Musical Theatre
3rd Place: Coltin Snyder- Dance
4th Place: Brei Snyder- Dance
Shakespeare Competition Results:

1st place dance ensemble- Dance Conservatory
3rd place dance duo-trio- Emma Hansen and Céline David

1st place theatre duo-trio- Trey McEwen, Mikayla Blaire, and Sumner Shoelle
1st place monologue- Casey Josephson

SLSLPA also received a First Place Sweepstakes award.


2015-2016 Awards
Charter School Best in State (3rd Year in a Row)
Charter School BOSS Award (Overall winner of education category Best in State)
Shakespeare Competition Results:
2nd place duo/trio dance for dance 
3rd place dance ensemble
1st place monologue Abigail Mower
1st place duo/trio Wiley Adams, Hannah Romney and Micki Martinez ($1,000 scholarship each)
3rd place duo/trio Aidan Croft, Lauren Prince, and Christian Earl
2nd place ensemble
Overall sweepstakes winner
Equality Utah Allies award
 Adobe Youth Voices Creative Educator Award (by showing that we create "with purpose") Awarded Adobe cloud for all the computers in the lab.Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts' CTE department

 Heritage Music Festival 2016

Madrigals placed FIRST in their division with a gold ranking.
Bella Voce placed FIRST in their division with a gold ranking.
VOZ placed SECOND in their division with a silver ranking.


The State Solo Ensemble awards:
Guitar Ensemble 1
Otto Holbrook (guitar solo) 1
Travis Boyce (guitar solo) III+
Guitar Trio II
Syrenna Lisonbee (piano) 1-
Ben Keller (piano) 1-
Brea McDonald 1-
Anais Samuels II+
Jennie Turner and Olivia Fryer 1
Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards 2016
14 nominations
3 wins: Best Direction- Derek Clifford, Jessie Metcalf, and Nate Wambolt
Best Choreography- Jessie Metcalf 
Best Actress- Hannah Romney
2014-2015 Awards
State Theater Competition, 2015
65 Students participated in 5 different events
1st place overall Sweepstakes (State Champions)
64 Superior ratings (based on Superior-Excellent-Good-Fair)
Best Ensemble for One Act Play Kitchen Women
Best Set Design for one Act Play Kitchen Women
68 students participated in 5 different events
65 students advanced to State
65 student received Superior ratings
One Act Play 1st place, Best Ensemble


Sweepstakes: First Place

Theatre Ensemble: Second Place 

Theatre Duo/Trio: Second Place

Mono-Acts:Second Place

Dance Ensemble: First Place

Dance Duo/Trio: Third Place

Tech Olympics Winners

Costumes: First Place

Portfolio: First Place

The Silver Spotlight: Second Place Award


Utah Dance Festival
2013-2014 Awards
Best in State (Second year in a row!)
Utah Shakespeare Festival Competition Awards 
Cambridge Division Sweepstakes - First Place
Cambridge Division Monologues - First and Second Places
        Cambridge Division Dance Ensemble 1st Place
Cambridge Division Dance Duo/Trio 1st Place
        Technical Theatre Olympics - Third Place Overall Sweepstakes
        First Place in Lighting and Costuming
2012-2013 Awards
Best in State - Charter School
2013 Graduating Class of just 29 students received over 1 million dollars in scholarship offers collectively.

2013 Graduation Class had a 100% graduation rate.
Region Drama Competition
Sweepstakes 3rd Place
Pantomime 2nd Place
Contemporary Scene 2nd Place
Classical Scene 3rd Place
Best Actor in a One-Act Play
Best Character Actor in a One-Act Play
Best Character Actress in a One-Act Play
Comic Monologue 1st Place
Comic Monologue 2nd Place
One Act Play 1st Place and Best Ensemble
Region Music Festival
3 Guitarists took Superiors
1 Pianist took Superior
8 Singers took Superiors
Guitar Ensemble took Superior
SLSPA's Dance Piece "Trapped Yearning Constant Searching" was selected to perform at NYC Dance Arts Festival.
State Drama Competition (SPA competes at the 4A level of UHSAA high school competition despite being a 1A size)
7th Place in 4A Overall
Pantomime 4th Place
One Act Play 4th Place
8 Superior Medals
State Music Competition
3 Students ranked I
7 Students ranked I-
1 Student ranked II+
2 Students ranked II
In June 2013, 12 SPA theatre students attended the National Theatre Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. 6 of them auditioned for scholarships and all of them we called back to universities across the nation. 8 of them qualified to compete to showcase at the National level. SPA had more attendants at Nationals than any other school in the state of Utah.

More student recognition forthcoming!