Ladysmith students Poppy Harper (far left), Gavin Millard, Keagan van Reeuwyk, Akio Crouch, Hailey Bohmer , Ryan Dean, Tj Nyhan, Zach Trawick, Lucy Street, Hamilton Harper narrowly missed finishing first at the Canadian Improv Games. (Courtesy Hailey Bohmer)

Ladysmith students Poppy Harper (far left), Gavin Millard, Keagan van Reeuwyk, Akio Crouch, Hailey Bohmer , Ryan Dean, Tj Nyhan, Zach Trawick, Lucy Street, Hamilton Harper narrowly missed finishing first at the Canadian Improv Games. (Courtesy Hailey Bohmer)

Ladysmith youth finish one point shy of first in Canadian improv competition

COVID-19 delays and restrictions extend practice time

Ladysmith Secondary School students are second-best in the nation for thinking on the fly.

The LSS Improvisors competed in the Canadian Improv Games, a Canada wide improvised theatre competition, last month, said team member and graduating student Hailey Bohmer.

The team, led by teacher William Taylor, came in second, scoring 465, one point shy of first place.

“Our improv season is usually only four or five months long, but due to COVID delays and restrictions, we ended up practising together for nine months. It was an amazing opportunity for us to be able to perform as a team in a national theatre competition,” Bohmer said.

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