Leesburg, VA (June 17, 2015) – Tuscarora High School students captured three out of the eight Cappies for which they were nominated during the 16th Annual Cappies Gala on Sunday, June 7th, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Tuscarora’s nominations came from its production of “CATS.”
The school’s winners included:
- Ryan Phillips – Best Featured Actor (out of 65 schools)
- Carly Smith & Meghan Muldoon – Best Choreography
- Daniella Roberge, Emma Cox, Meghan White and Shelby Haley – Best Make-up
Heritage High School won two Cappies from its production of “Addams Family.” Heritage’s winners included:
- Cierra Marco- Best Female Lead in a Musical
- Ancestors Ensemble – Best Ensemble in a Musical
The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) is an international program for recognizing, celebrating and providing learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students. Within each program, every participating high school selects three to nine students for a critic team. After receiving intensive training in theater criticism and review writing they attend plays and musicals at other high schools in their area. They write reviews (of roughly 400 words) on deadline.