First she was a goanna, then she was The Grinch.
Just to prove the variety in her range, 11-year-old Sophie O'Brien has inhabited several faces and spoken many words on her way to Eisteddfod fame this year.
Taking away four medals and a championship qualifier in the speech and drama categories on Thursday, the Mater Dei Catholic College student said she chose her recitations based on their strength of voice.
Sophie won four gold medallions for her Bible reading, her set recitation, her Australian poetry, her characterisation, and a silver for her light verse recitation.
She also took the first place in the championship placements, with fellow 11-year-olds Lincoln Bowcher and Cassandra Budde as her runners up.
Following her delivery of Mrs Goanna's Lament in the Australian poetry category of the competition, she said: "The goanna has a strong opinion [about] the way she's being treated and she expresses it well".
Airing her grievances as the self-professed lesser of the Australian animal kingdom, the goanna in the poem speaks of her belittlement when other animals continue to be revered.
"I don't think people overlook goannas as much as she says in the poem," Sophie said.
"Whenever I'm with people and there's a goanna around, they all say, 'oh look at that goanna', it's very exciting actually."
Following her poetry performance, Sophie returned to the stage as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
Her character performance centered on the scene from the Jim Carey movie, wherein The Grinch devises an elaborate plan to destroy Whoville's favourite day.
"I've watched the movie a lot of times," Sophie said.
"He's a good character with a strong opinion as well, but it's different for me. I normally play happy characters, whereas this one's quite angry."
Having performed in Wagga's Eisteddfod since she was seven years old, Sophie has developed quite the repetoire.
In previous years, she has taken to characters like The Little Match Girl and Alice In Wonderland, both of whom she describes as "quiet and a little bit scared".
This year, however, she decided to completely challenge her own range with a entirely different character.
That challenge, her adjudicator said, is the beauty of the annual Eisteddfod.
Hailing from the Gold Coast, Anita Eldridge was commissioned to adjudicate this year's show season in Wagga.
"You'll get everything from nursery rhymes to intense dramatic performance," Ms Eldridge said.
"Sometimes, you'll have Itsy Bitsy Spider and then you'll have Shakespeare all on the same day."
After witnessing Sophie, and up to 100 other 11-year-olds perform on Thursday, Ms Eldridge said she was comforted to know there exists so much talent in regional centres.
"The further you move out of the cities into rural settings, the less chance children have to get to performance schools, or places like NIDA [the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney]," she said.
"I'm a speech and drama teacher so it's good to see so much natural talent out here in Wagga."
Wagga's Eisteddfod season will continue with more age-group recitations at St Andrew's Church hall on Friday and Saturday.
Dance performance will take place throughout the weekend at Joyes Hall, Charles Sturt University.