A short play by Hoppers Crossing students about one girl’s struggle to complete high school is in the running for a national award.

And the students of Hoppers Crossing Secondary College could be singing and dancing their way to glory when the Wakakirri panel announces its national winners today.

Wakakirri is Australia’s largest annual performing arts event for primary and secondary schools, involving more than 20,000 students from every state and territory.

The college won the Best Victorian Story award earlier this year for its play Dream, Believe, Achieve, which depicts a girl’s desire to graduate from high school and the struggles she faced throughout the journey.

It’s the second year in a row the school has won the state title. Almost 80 students across all year levels have been perfecting the script and working on choreography, set design, lighting and costumes since term one.

“The kids feel connected to the story, as we’ve all had days when we think we’re not going to finish something,” said teacher and production costume co-ordinator Zoe Moselen.

Fellow teacher Aimee Thorpe said the school was excited and proud to have performed so strongly two years in a row.

“And we hope to enter the competition again in 2016 with a strong performance to rival that of the past two years,” she said.