At the howard school has come a long way in just a year.
Two of the school's students won acting awards from a state competition.
It's a big achievement for this fairly new program.
News 12's david moore takes us there for this week's edition of what's right with our schools.
Natural sound: this is it.
Take cast, i give you the show now it belongs to you.
It's not mine anymore.
We except it.
John: we started with a stage that had a hole in it with an organ falling through it.
And now we are doing our first full production.
Natural sound: you don't know me... antteria, antteria!!!
John: the things that theater does for kids you can't, it's not about going to broadway.
It's about what theater does for a group of kids and so we want to expand on that.
We have come from a showcase, , two cast auditions, cast full show.
And last weekend we went to the tennessee theater association competition.
Natural sound: seven loud noises came out.
John: annteria evans and mekhi jones natural sound: five years ago i was spirit 6 feet deep!
But i survived.
John: first time ever howard high school had two all state actors.
And the cast and crew got a superior and two excellent ratings.
Annteria: i was like was that really my name?
I was like no, it was.
And i got excited.
I was like oh yeah i get to i get to go home and bring home something good like a medal.
Mekhi: i didn't know i was going to win it and when they called my name i was like, i felt sad.
It was just amazing to win an award.
It just gave me hope to keep moving forward.
Natural sound: hi pretended to, i'm not quite sure which.
Perhaps there was a bit of both.
John: it is a vindication but it's also i would say that the kids can see where they are too.
Natural sound: i'd be a star.
John: you know we know where we need to be to and we're not there yet.
But the journey you can see it.
They saw the path.
Annteria: we are going to show everybody that they don't know us.
John: we are excited we are on a roll.
And it's because of the support from dr. johnson, dr. ware and people that walk the arts in here.
So we are full steam ahead man.
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