This past weekend, students from Lakeland High School, Milford High School, and IA-West from Troupes 7905 and 4291 participated and competed at the annual Michigan Thespian Festival at the Lansing Center. Everyone learned a lot and represented our district well.
However, on top of a great showing by the students from both troupes, Milford High School Theater Director, Megan Weeks, was inducted into the Michigan Educational Theater Association (META) Hall of Fame.
Each year META accepts open nominations for talented theater educators with a minimum of 15 years of experience and a proven track record of success in the classroom and on stage with the shows they produce. Candidates also need to serve the organization in some way and have an active Thespian Troupe. Megan has been at MHS for 19 years and has directed/produced 53 plays/musicals in that time. She was presented with this distinguished honor at the closing ceremony of the Festival in the presence of her students and colleagues. This is one of the highest honors any director can achieve, and only one person is inducted every year. It is essentially the Michigan Theater Teacher of the Year Award.
“I first met Meg Weeks through a local community theater group, but since that time, I have acted in a show with her, served as her director in a fun dinner theater event, supported her as a parent with kids in her program, worked alongside her at Milford High School, served together on a local community theater board, and for the last year and a half have benefited from her support as a colleague as I have been navigating the waters of high school theater for the first time,” said Becky Hogaboom, Lakeland Theater Director. “With years of interactions, I can personally confirm that Meg Weeks belongs in the META Hall of Fame and I hope you will join me in congratulating her on this well-deserved honor!”
If you are in the area, be sure to stop by to see her cool trophy and the META Hall of Fame Plaque which will be on display somewhere at MHS for the next year.
Milford High School is lucky to have such a dedicated teacher with commendable work ethic, and a drive for excellence. Huron Valley Schools has a treasure in Megan Weeks and we look forward to her continued work and leadership with this organization and our district as a whole.