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HHS Receives 7 Outstanding National Youth Arts Awards and 14 Nominations

Hastings High School Receives 7 Outstanding

National Youth Arts Awards and 14 Nominations

 

At the 2018-2019 Annual National Youth Arts Awards held on July 28, 2019, Hastings High School brought home seven awards and 14 nominations from the Eastern Regional Ceremony. The awards, now in their 14th year, honor outstanding work by youth in the arts, as well as the adults who participate in the youth productions backstage: directors, set designers, costume designers, and others. This is the first time Hastings High School has participated in a national theater award competition. 

 

“We are thrilled to have been nominated and won so many awards from three of our productions last year,” said Gerard Marciano, Hastings School District’s Performance Director. The three productions were: The Laramie Project, Spring Awakening, and Hairspray.

 

Louis Adipietro, Principal of Hastings High School said upon hearing the news, “These nominations and awards further validate the incredible talents of our students, our theater directors and their staff.  I am proud of their hard work.” 

The award winners were selected from nominations by a panel of more than 50 judges and reviewers.

 

Awards:

Outstanding Direction: Laurie Walton for Spring Awakening

Outstanding Direction: Rachel Weinberg for The Laramie Project

Outstanding Musical Direction: Bob Walton for Spring Awakening

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play: Ruby Pucillo for The Laramie Project

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play: Nina Silverstein for The Laramie Project

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play: Lior Shaham for The Laramie Project

Outstanding Ensemble: Hastings High School Cast for The Laramie Project

 

The full list of winners and nominees is available here:

 

http://www.nationalyouththeatre.com/news/news_nya_awards2019_eastern_evening.asp

 

Congratulations to all!