Theater troupes from Oceanside High School in Rockland and Searsport District High School competed in the Maine Drama Festival state finals March 24 and 25, having won at the regional level two weeks earlier.

Both of the Midcoast schools took original one-act plays to the states. Oceanside competed at the Class A final with its original comedy “Nuggets!” and Searsport competed in Class B with its student-written drama, “The Cost of a Ride.”

The Class A finals, for schools with 525 students or more, was hosted by Falmouth High School; and Class B, for smaller schools, by Yarmouth High School. The Class B awards were announced shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday: Mount Desert Island won first place, and Lee Academy was named runner-up. Searsport's Paige Ireland was named to the All Festival Cast; and senior MacKenzie Philbrick, who wrote the play, co-directed it with Chris Goosman and also did sound design and makeup, received a special Judges Commendation for Outstanding Overall Contribution.

In Class A, Bonny Eagle High School won, with Bangor High School the runner-up. Oceanside students Ella Finger, Chanel Courant and Elliot Spear were named to the All Festival Cast. Oceanside won Judges Commendations for Costume Mistresses Amber Johnston and Kayden Frederick; and for Set Design and Construction (Elliot Spear, Nathan Hersom, Reagan Billningsley and Zach Robinson). Full results from both finals are posted on the Maine Drama Festival’s Facebook page.

Winners of the state finals are invited to the non-competitive New England Drama Festival, set for April 20 through 22 at Norwood High School, Norwood, Mass. This year, both state final winners are declining, so Lee and Bangor will go to New England.