Meet our STO

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STO Chair-St. Amant High School, Troupe 7701

Laney McCrary is a member of the Class of 2021 at St. Amant High School, Troupe #7701. Her most recent performance was her school’s production of Annie, and is now working on a production of Hello, Dolly in which she will play Dolly Levi and also choreograph movement pieces. She is currently serving as president in her troupe, and cannot wait to serve LA Thespians as STO Chair. She thanks all of you for giving her this opportunity, and she looks forward to enjoying, discussing, teaching about, and learning about the performing arts with her fellow thespians this year!

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STO-LSMSA, Troupe 7745

Reagan Brown attends The Louisiana School for the Math Science and the Arts and is very involved in the theatre department there! She's been in a few shows like Men on Boats and The May Queen, and she would’ve been in The Scottish Play last semester but Covid had other plans (though she's not surprised they were doing the play that must not be named when the plague hit). Theatre is one of her passions and she's very excited to help make Louisiana’s Thescon the best it can be. As far as personal interest, she loves playing games like Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing, and some of her favourite shows are Adventure Time and basically any cartoon! 

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STO- Caddo Magnet High, Troupe 3594

Ray Carroway is a rising senior at Caddo Magnet High in Shreveport. She has held office in her troupe as secretary and as vice president. Most recently she performed in Radium Girls as Katharine Wiley. She also does light design and brought a design IE for Hairspray to nationals this year. Ray’s favorite theatre moment was traveling with her troupe to perform at the Fringe Festival in Scotland. She is excited to be serving as one of this years Louisiana STOs.

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STO Vice-Chair- Christ Episcopal School, Troupe 8387

Hailey Wendelstedt is a senior at Christ Episcopal School. She has performed in plays since she was in the sixth grade and is the president of her thespian troupe. She has been seen most recently as Valorie in Conor McPherson’s The Weir. Hailey competed at Louisiana state thespian festival and received a superior rating for monologues and a superior for duet acting. She represented the state of Louisiana at the international thespian festival twice and received two Excellent ratings. She is also active in student council, cheese club, and on the cheer squad. Her other hobbies besides theater include: taking photos, sleeping, watching anime, and reading. She is so excited to serve as the STO co-chair!

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STO- Northshore High School, Troupe 7333

Bailey Whitley is in the Class of 2021 at Northshore High School in Slidell, Louisiana. Ask around her school and you’ll find that she’s always doing something.Whether it be tennis, horticulture, being the mascot, or you guessed! The roles she is most known for are: Z (So you wanna be a cheerleader), Narrator 1(Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon), and Mrs. White (Clue: On stage). This aspiring Tim Burton movie star is very excited to meet the gorgeous faces and the gifted minds of those who chose to attend the 2020-2021 Louisiana State Thespian Festival. This festival will be the best one yet!


STO- Mount Carmel Academy, Troupe 2075

Rhyan-Grace Hebert is thrilled to be one of your STO officers this year. She is a junior at Mount Carmel Academy, and proudly represents troupe 2075! She was previously a part of the chapter select one act Back Cover and competed in the group acting IE category last year. She is very excited to work with her fellow STO’s this year to plan the best festival yet!

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STO- Slidell High, Troupe 775

Maddie Appel is in the Class of 2021 at Slidell High School, where she serves as a Vice President for Troupe #775. She has been in the Gifted and Talented Program for 9 years, and you may have last seen her as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda the Musical! She is so excited to be serving as a STO, and can’t wait to make this year the best despite the circumstances!!

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