The team performed an early Lin-Manuel Miranda play (21 Chump Street) and made it their own with seamless transitions and two outstanding lead vocals. Theater Director Sherilynn Castel prepared the cast of mostly freshmen and sophomores for the challenge. They nailed an outstanding production and finished as VHSL Class 4 State Runner-Up. The team finished just a few points behind the three-time state champion Jefferson Forest from Bedford County. Prior to this competition, Smithfield advanced through Regional and Super Regional competition and joined Jamestown High, Dominion High, and Jefferson Forest in the final four.
Front Row, left to right: Kylee Hilbert, Samirah Johnson, Elizabeth Davenport , Kristiana Jones, Peyton Rayner, Kiersten Holley
Middle Row, left to right: Sherilyn Castel, Cierra Payne, Liam McCaughey, Jocelyn Russell, Chrysteana Hobbs , Emma Wheatley , Brianna McCall-Rebhun , Corrin Albers,
Back Row, left to right: Richard Kennedy , Taryn Richardson-Davis , Shavon Taylor, Zakariana Jones, Aa'Jhai Ward, Shawn Pleasants, Kennedy Freeman