Flinthills High School 2017 Seniors, Cody Alvord and Holton Nelson, received a “Superior Rating” at the International Thespian Conference, which is the highest rating possible. The two young men represented Kansas in Duet Acting after qualifying for Nationals at the state conference. A superior rating at Internationals is rare. One hundred and fifty Duet Acts competed and only a handful were deemed as superior. Several observers made a point of telling Alvord and Nelson that their duet act “raised the bar” in their competition round.

The conference was extremely educational and inspiring. Several of the excellent shows chosen to perform by schools across the country were The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Steel Magnolias, Memphis, West Side Story, 1776, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Heathers and Fox on the Fairway.

Alvord and Nelson will be attending Butler Community College this Fall with Full Tuition and Book Theatre Scholarships.