Fourteen students representing six schools participated in Journalism Day at the Guthrie on April 16, 2017. Students were treated to a backstage tour of the Guthrie Theater including the set design and costume creation areas. Rohan Preston, theater critic for the Star Tribune spoke to the students and gave his tips on writing reviews. Students also engaged in a question-answer session with Preston. After the speaker, students saw a matinee performance of Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” adapted for the stage by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.
Students were asked to submit their reviews for the writing competition to coordinator Laurie Hansen.
The winners in the review writing contest are as follows:
- Kailyn Pedersen from Benilde-St. Margaret’s won first place.
- Kelby Wittenberg of St. Paul Academy won second place.
- Niamh Coomey of Roseville received third.
- Abigail Letscher of Benilde St. Margaret’s received an honorable mention.