Your 2018-2019 VHS Players Officers and Director
Gracie is a proud member of troupe 1003. She is a sophomore and her main hobbies include acting and eating snickers. That’s basically it, but she is very dedicated to her passion of acting (though she’s probably riding on raw talent and luck alone) and will do anything for her beloved drama club. This includes recruiting new members (join the drama club) and constantly complaining about a lack of funding.
Vice President: Sandra McDonald
Sandra McDonald is an IB junior at VHS. Although she started out as a vocalist, she eventually found her way into the theater as a freshman. Her most recent role was May Dison in Post Mortem. She enjoys being both on stage and backstage. Sandra likes poetry and is also vice president of the ReVerb Spoken Poetry club. She likes cake, Dungeons and Dragons, and wants to pursue Journalism in college.
Parliamentarian: Andie Nichols
Andie is a junior in the IB program here at Vanguard, and her second year of drama club. She started the second semester of sophomore year and loved it! She is currently a club member in drama, debate, robotics, Reverb, and National Honor Society. She competes in equestrian jumping, and volunteers at the local equestrian hospital; while also working as a tutor, model, photographer’s assistance, a barn assistance, and a manager at The Fittest Writing Company. She loves to express herself through writing, acting, drawing or anything that allows her to create. Well, that’s all she can think about to share, so that’s her!
Secretary: Natalie Mancia
Natalie is a senior and has been doing theater for two years now. She loves participating in theater events with the troop. She always puts forward 110% for her clubs if they need help with anything. She’s known for her 10 different laughs and big heart. She regrets not joining freshman year, but she regards the troupe as one of her favorite clubs mostly due to the club being a way to express yourself. She thinks of VHS players as her home and troupe 1003 as her family.
Historian: Beatrice Pruitt
Beatrice is a sophomore and this is her second year as a member of the VHS Players. Beatrice’s hobbies include chasing unicorns, underwater basket weaving, and collecting belly button lint. When she’s not taking pictures of VHS Players events, and working on the scrapbook, she can be found running around the stage screaming “Break a leg! Break a leg! But don’t really break your leg! That would be bad!”. Her VHS Players credits include High School Musical, A Nightmare on 28th Street, Postmortem, Thistle Blossoms, and The Demise of the Downhome Dealers.
Publicity Manager: Alicia Perez
Alicia is currently a junior, and this is her second year as a member of the VHS Players. She made her VHS Players stage debut as Belle in The Demise of the Downhome Dealers. She previously scurried around in the dark for Thistle Blossoms, Postmortem, and High School Musical. Alicia agrees with her drama mama and papa that she needs to grow out her bangs, and start pinning them with bobby pins in the interim. She wants to give a shout out to Nelson and Benedict Cumberbatch, two of the most awesome folks that she wished she knew.
Social Media Manager: Kianna Smith
Kianna is a senior and this is her second year as a member of the VHS Players. When Kianna isn’t busy, she can be found snipe hunting, faking her own death, and participating in mooing contests. She would like to give a shout out to her makeup artist, and Donald Trump.
Director: Mrs. Sarah LeBeau
Mrs. LeBeau is currently the director of Troupe 1003, and the VHS Players at Vanguard High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre Education from East Carolina University. Before her career at VHS in 2009, she could be seen on stage and screen. Her favorite role to date is Brooke/Vicki in the Ocala Civic Theatre production of Noises Off!. She met her loving & supporting husband in 2010, and tied the knot March, 2015. She can be found muttering “It’s in the syllabus” or “You’re always auditioning” in her classroom, where you can find her if you need help with ANYTHING…well, except math. She and her husband welcomed their son into the world this September, 2018.