Of the six Dripping Springs High School students who qualified for state UIL Theatrical Design Competition, all placed among the top six in the state. DSHS was represented by two individual students and one group entering their designs among more than 700 entries submitted in various categories.
The theme for the competition was "Life is a Dream." DSHS students competed in Division II, which included schools from 4A, 5A and 6A. Individually, Maddie Wade placed third in the state in Costume Design and Ayden Luther was sixth in Scenic Design. In the Group Design category, considered one of the most difficult, the DSHS group placed third. The group consisted of: Grace Maddux (Group Scenic Design), Markus Meinecke (Group Publicity Design), Lily Stone (Group Costume Design), and Arwen Kubicek (Group Hair/Makeup Design).