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Three MCPS Students win “Cappies” for Excellence in Theater

August 6, 2013

Three MCPS students won ‘Cappies’ (Critics and Awards Program) awards for their participation in high school drama productions. The Cappies honor high school actors, stage technicians, singers, dancers, musicians and theater critics. The awards were presented Sunday, June 9, at the 14th annual Cappies Gala at the Kennedy Center.

The winning students were:

  • Kayli A. Modell, Thomas S. Wootton High School, for Featured Actress
  • William Q. Yendall, Northwood High School, for Supporting Actor in a Play
  • Erin E. Craig, Walt Whitman High School, for Lead Actress in a Musical

More than 50 public and private high schools from the Washington metro region participated in this competition, which is judged by a panel of student critics. As part of the competition, high school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers. At the end of the year, the student critics vote for awards that are presented at the Cappies Gala.

MCPS students from three high schools were finalists in 16 categories. The finalists were:

Walt Whitman High School
Rising Critic: Talia L. Brenner
For the production of Anything Goes
Marketing and Publicity: Caroline M. Duffy, Daniel R. Levine, Anything Goes
Sound: Alexander V. Allen, Lindsay M. Worthington
Lighting: Nikolas M. Allen, Andrew R. Elman
Sets: Nikolas M. Allen, Hailey M. LaRoe, Matthew H. Lewis
Stage Crew: Brendan F. LoBuglio, James A. London
Orchestra: Walt Whitman Pit Orchestra
Ensemble in a Musical: The Angels
Comic Actress in a Musical: Michelle R. Huey
Lead Actress in a Musical: Erin E. Craig
Musical: Anything Goes

Thomas S. Wootton High School
For the production of Ragtime
Featured Actress: Kayli A. Modell
Supporting Actor in a Musical: Landon G. Fleischman
Lead Actor in a Musical: Elgin M. Martin

Northwood High School
For the production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Comic Actress in a Play: Mailynn-Kay J. Saucier, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Supporting Actor in a Play: William Q. Yendall
Lead Actor in a Play: Arthur J. Kraus

More information on the Cappies