OPRFHS team wins second place in Tech Olympics

January 15, 2013

Congratulations to students Alex Gill, Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin, Nora Kraft, Tim Narkis, and Irina Gavrilova, who last weekend won second place in the Tech Olympics. The event is an annual competition among teams of at least five members, from any high school in Illinois attending the Illinois High School Theatre Fest, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Members compete in events such as costume-change an actor, hang and focus a lighting instrument, leg a platform, assemble a sound system, wire a lighting connector, do a cable-coiling relay, and more. Events are timed, with seconds added for mistakes, and teams are awarded places based on lowest accumulated time for the eight events in which they competed. OPRFHS was second to Addison Trail, missing first by only 18 seconds--and this the first time we've competed. Congratulations!