AVERY BURGOYNE, PRESIDENT-Northshore High School, Troupe 7333
Avery Burgoyne is currently a junior at Northshore High School. She has done theatre since she was four and has always dreamed of becoming an STO for the state of Louisiana. The arts are her first love and nothing else can come even close. She owns her own small business called The Charm Box. She sells jewelry and loves it. She has been in choir for many years and absolutely loves music. This past summer she played Little Red in Into the Woods and Leanne in Puffs. Those two were some of her favorite roles because she had so much fun and it was such an amazing cast. She is so excited to have the opportunity to run for STO.
AMELIA KATE THOMPSON-Christ Episcopal School, Troupe 8387
Amelia Kate Thompson is a junior in high-school at Christ Episcopal School and has a true passion for the arts. She's done theatre since kindergarten, (starring in roles such as Belle, Fiona, and currently is Katherine Plumber in Newsies.) has been singing since she can remember, plays classical piano, and has learned other instruments such as guitar and ukulele. She has also been songwriting for a little over a year now and has been leading worship at her church for a couple years now. She intends on studying the musical arts in college to pursue a career in the music world.
KaiVal Howard is a current Junior at St.Martin's Episocpal in Metairie. She serves as the Vice President of her troupe and is very active and involved in it. KaiVal is apart of the ITSLC as a member. She has been doing theatre since she was two years old and is known as "The Go-To Stage Management Person" around the STM Theatre family. She is also a part of her school's cheer team as the Junior Captain and is the host of the new podcast at STM called "SainTsMic'dup".
TAYLOR DAVIS-Mount Carmel Academy, Troupe 2075
Taylor is currently a junior at Mount Carmel Academy where she also serves as her troupe’s vice president. Taylor became involved with stage management in eighth grade and has since gained a deep appreciation for technical theatre. Most recently, she stage managed her school's production of Shakespeare Lite which is being brought to the State Thespian Festival of 2022. Taylor looks forward to working with the other STO's to make the next festival amazing!
CARLYLE RUNFALO-St. Amant High School, Troupe 7701
Carlyle Runfalo is thrilled to be representing Thespian Society this year! She is a sophomore at St. Amant High School and serving as the treasurer of Troupe #7701. She has been seen in numerous productions both in and out of school, including Hello, Dolly!, Annie, The Little Prince, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and more. She is the media manager of the Student Advisory Board for Playmakers of Baton Rouge and a proud member of Center Stage Performing Arts Academy. She is so excited to be running for an STO position this year and can not wait to continue spreading art to the community!
SERENA ZHU-Mandeville High School, Troupe 1510
Serena Zhu has been in talented theatre and drama club at Mandeville High for four years and counting. She is both the secretary of Drama Club and a section leader in Mandeville High's marching band. She plays the flute and the violin and made All State orchestra her freshman year. She enjoys passing her time by drawing and watching anime, and she would love to be STO this year!