While The Danes of Our Lives didn't advance to the State Festival in Vermillion, junior Patrick Morrison received an outstanding acting award.
The Danes of Our Lives, under the direction of Dani Peterson, performed at 9 a.m. in front of judges Dr. Ron Moyer, USD, Dennis Chandler, also of USD, and Vickie Fuller of Augustana College.
Montrose and Rutland High School's one-act plays advanced to the state festival. Six schools were in attendance at the competition. Morrison was one of 18 actors and actresses to receive an outstanding acting award.
"I was really proud of the way the kids performed," Peterson said. "While we all would have loved to advance to Vermillion, the most important thing is that they had fun."