ATLANTA – Milton High School’s annual appearance at the Shuler Hensley Awards April 17 saw them take home two awards.
This year, Milton’s Sim Jones took awards for best technical director and lighting director in the production of “Legally Blonde.” Student Carl Appen shared the award for technical director with Jones. Milton was nominated for 14 awards.
Tri-Cities High School swept the ceremony, with their performance of “Dreamgirls” gathering 13 awards for everything from best actor and actress to scene design and best musical.
Similar to the Oscars, the annual Shuler Awards honor musical theater excellence at the high school level, taking place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, complete with the red carpet walk.
Last year, Milton High School’s musical “Spamalot” was nominated for 13 and took home six awards, and West Forsyth’s “Oliver!” was nominated for 12 and won four awards. This year, no Forsyth schools took home awards.
Fifty-nine high schools from 23 counties, representing school districts as well as private schools from throughout the state, participated this year.
Cambridge student Tracey Buot was awarded one of six Shuler scholarships.