Throughout the summer, MV Arts Upper School students showcased their talents in virtual competitions, including the International Thespian Festival and the COVID-19 International Film Festival.

Class of 2021 Arden Adams and Class of 2020 alumnus Jack McGuire received a Superior for their duo acting performance at the virtual International Thespian Festival. Class of 2021 Eleanor Madderra also placed at the state level, moving on to the international competition where she, too, earned a Superior for sound design.

From her performance the festival, Arden received 11 callbacks for college auditions! Additionally, she spent her second summer with the Atlanta Shakespeare Teen Intensive Program and the King Center Leadership Institute.

Earlier this year in February, Arden competed in the English Speaking Union Competition, winning First Place in the contest for the second consecutive year.

Class of 2022 Win Scott had a great showing at the virtual COVID-19 International Film Festival. After writing, filming and producing his own short video, “Saturday Boredom“, Win won 3rd place in the Non-Fiction category. Congratulations, Win!

While Jack is off to begin his freshman year at the University of Georgia, you can see Arden, Win and Eleanor in upcoming MV Allstars productions this year!

Upper School performers are currently in the midst of auditions for The Tempest, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary since its first performance at Mount Vernon. Also celebrating 10 years is You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, the Middle School fall production.

Be sure to follow @mount_vernon_arts on Instagram to stay up-to-date with all upcoming in-person and virtual events!

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