Three from Mount Carmel honored for performances at thespian festival _lowres

Photo provided by Mount Carmel Academy—Students from Mount Carmel Academy who participated in the National Thespian Festival in Natchitoches included, front row from left, Julia Perret, Megan Rojas, Shelby Estess, Nataly Mayeaux, Emily Ricalde, Emilie Redmann, Abby Trahant, Marissa Bertrand and Baylee Robertson. In the second row are Ally Martin, Katie Kitchen, Grace Martin, Heidi Litchtl, Daniella Vasquez, Sydney Pattison, Nina Cespedes and Mia Macaluso.

Three students from Mount Carmel Academy have qualified to represent Louisiana at the International Thespian Festival this summer on the basis of their solo musical performances at the National Thespian Festival Jan. 29-30 in Natchitoches.

Superior ratings went to Heidi Litchtl, Emily Ricalde and Emilie Redmann. Ricalde and Redmann also were offered scholarships to Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Ricalde earned the honor of performing on the main stage during the closing ceremonies.