Celebrating theater, thespians at Community
For the 23rd consecutive year, Community High's Smokestack Theatre Group held its' annual End of the Year Awards Banquet. The show/dinner celebrates accomplishments in the theatre arts program, while also acting as an induction ceremony for The International Thespian Society, an actor's fraternity/sorority.
Community High students, their parents and families, as well as Smokestuck alumni and a sprinkling of teachers, gathered for a meal; dramatic, musical and comedic performances; awards; and the induction ceremony. Eight new thespians joined the school's Troupe 5412: Savannah Naccarato, Will Vaughn, Aislin Storey, Kat Sanders, Tiffany Hopper, Kaylin Perryman, Breanna Meyers, and Courtney Hutchinson. In addition, eight seniors received thespian honor status, a commendation requiring at least 600 hours of work in the theatre arts. They were: David Perez, Nic McCall, Mattie Herbison, Jessica Hesson, Kaitlin Gann, Trey Levy, Elaura Proffitt, and Hayley Overton.
Awards were also presented in five categories. This year's winners were: Best Newcomer, Will Vaughn; Most Improved, Ramiro Rodriquez; Best Off-Stage (a technical theatre award), Elaura Proffitt; Best On-stage (an acting award), Mattie Herbison; Best All-around, Alyssa Amos; Finally, the group's Hall of Fame awards were presented, with seniors Nic McCall and Kaitlin Gann being named winners.