skip to Main Content

Off the Field: Republic International Thespian Society

We’ll step Off the Field to take a closer look at some of the Republic students who are competing in non-sports activities. Our report is brought to you by State Farm Agent Sarah Rader. Talk to her about how you can save money by combining your home and auto insurance.

by Madison Newton

Tots EatsEvery year at the end of October, actors across the nation head out into their communities to trick-or-treat for canned goods. On October 29, Republic High School’s International Thespian Society (ITS) troupe participated in the event. Trick or Treat so Tots Can Eat (TOTS Eat) is an ITS community service initiative that aims to provide a helping hand to local communities “because hunger is a scary thing.”

According to the Educational Theatre Association, TOTS Eat has helped collect more than 4 million pounds of food for neighbors in need. This year the RHS troupe collected about 200 cans that are equivalent to 215 pounds of food.

“We collected over 200 cans and several packages of socks that we donated to Socktober at the high school from the community in a little under two hours,” said ITS Vice President Mykayla Shank.

Before major holidays, local food banks and charities are often faced with food and supplies shortages. TOTS Eat gives thespians the opportunity to give back to their communities as well as make a name for their troupe locally.

“We sell ads for our playbills to businesses in our community and we use that money to help fund our shows,” said Shank. ”Without the support of our community, we couldn’t do that. And it’s always good to get out there and help those who are less fortunate.”

RHS’s ITS troupe is unsure of any future community service projects, but Shank said things are always changing in the Tiger Theatre.

Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP, CPAs – Proud sponsor of the By the Numbers feature on Republic Tiger Sports.
Heady BBQ Company – Home of the famous Pig Nasty Sandwich!
VisionHealth Eye Center – Outstanding eye care. Exceptional eyewear!
Farr Better Plumbing – For residential, commercial, or emergency service, they’re your plumber in Republic.
Absolute Roofing – Click for info on Republic’s roofer.
Old Towne Event Center – The home of your next great event, right here in Republic.
Rocco’s Italian Kitchen – Pizza. Pasta. Perfection.
Allstate Agent Jessy Pritchett – Ask about Drivewise, to help you drive safer and lower your cost.
Southern Sun Electric – Call (417) 865-6377 for your electrical needs.
Central Gas Propane – Locally owned, community involved. Call them at 725-3833.
Pinegar Chevrolet – Pick Pinegar every time!
The Bank of Missouri – Your hometown bank supporting the home team!
Hines Street Pharmacy – Your locally owned neighborhood pharmacy.
Agent Sarah Rader – Save money by combining your home and auto insurance with State Farm.
Farmers Insurance – The Nathan Dixon Agency has a game plan for all your insurance needs.
Yocum Automotive -Republic’s home for complete auto service and computer diagnostics.
Kris Yocum – Republic’s State Farm Insurance Agent
Republic Glass – Commercial, Residential, Auto – If it’s glass, see us!
Mid-Missouri Bank – Click to follow us on Facebook!
NY Life Agent Michael Weeks – Proudly supporting Republic athletics!
Black Lab Coffee – Be the Change. Coffee. Breakfast. Lunch. Catering. Delivery. (Previously Heroes Coffee)
Back To Top

Get Republic's Sports Magazine delivered direct to your mailbox.



Republic Tiger Sports is a one-of-a-kind magazine full of glossy photos, feature stories and interviews, and more. And it’s 100% about Republic. Subscribing to the magazine is one of the best ways to support continuing Republic Tiger Sports coverage, and you can do that now for less than $2 a month.