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Six actors from the musical "White Christmas" and the orchestra were presented with outstanding awards from the SpotLight program. The play was presented in November under the direction of Jeremiah Liend and musical director Derick Wickham. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Students receive state nod for musical

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Numerous Bemidji High School students received statewide recognition for their performance in "White Christmas," a musical held Nov. 3, 4 and 5 at the school.

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BHS has participated in the SpotLight Musical Theatre Program, a flagship educational initiative of Hennepin Theatre Trust, in recent years.

SpotLight honors high school musicals and students by recognizing their achievements. Throughout the year evaluators judge musical theatre productions at schools throughout Minnesota and provide constructive feedback to participating students.

Schools are given recognition for their efforts through awards based on their own merit and are not judged competitively against other schools.

This year 56 high schools from around the state participated in the program.

"I'm so proud of them," Director Jeremiah Liend said of the BHS students. "They worked incredibly hard. This year we were up against a lot of challenges in terms of staffing, but the kids really rose above what was expected."

For details about the SpotLight Awards, visit www.hennepintheatretrust.org.

Award recipients:

E Kiley Hazelton won outstanding leading role.

E Wil Hart and Katie Kovacovich won honorable mentions for outstanding leading role.

E David Dekrey won outstanding supporting role.

E Hannah Allen won honorable mention for outstanding supporting role.

E Kate Loxtercamp won honorable mention for featured role.

E Members of the orchestra, which won outstanding performance by a student orchestra, were Sophia Wisdom, Isaac Flaa, Jack Boyer, Samantha Korzak, Andrew Jirik, Fisher Jambor, Zack Hewitt, Maija Otness, Abby Lindseth, Kayla Hewitt, Alex Lyren, Michael McKeown, Ashley Pauna, Mark Switajski, Matt Bock, Ben Fultz, Jessica Pickett, Erin Jones, John McKeown, Jacob Arndt, Erin Milne, Lauren Lund and Chris Peske.

The orchestra was directed by Derek Wickum.

Numerous Bemidji High School students received statewide recognition for their performance in "White Christmas," a musical held Nov. 3, 4 and 5 at the school.

BHS has participated in the SpotLight Musical Theatre Program, a flagship educational initiative of Hennepin Theatre Trust, in recent years.

SpotLight honors high school musicals and students by recognizing their achievements. Throughout the year evaluators judge musical theatre productions at schools throughout Minnesota and provide constructive feedback to participating students.

Schools are given recognition for their efforts through awards based on their own merit and are not judged competitively against other schools.

This year 56 high schools from around the state participated in the program.

"I'm so proud of them," Director Jeremiah Liend said of the BHS students. "They worked incredibly hard. This year we were up against a lot of challenges in terms of staffing, but the kids really rose above what was expected."

For details about the SpotLight Awards, visit www.hennepintheatretrust.org.

Award recipients:

- Kiley Hazelton won outstanding leading role.

- Wil Hart and Katie Kovacovich won honorable mentions for outstanding leading role.

- David Dekrey won outstanding supporting role.

- Hannah Allen won honorable mention for outstanding supporting role.

- Kate Loxtercamp won honorable mention for featured role.

- Members of the orchestra, which won outstanding performance by a student orchestra, were Sophia Wisdom, Isaac Flaa, Jack Boyer, Samantha Korzak, Andrew Jirik, Fisher Jambor, Zack Hewitt, Maija Otness, Abby Lindseth, Kayla Hewitt, Alex Lyren, Michael McKeown, Ashley Pauna, Mark Switajski, Matt Bock, Ben Fultz, Jessica Pickett, Erin Jones, John McKeown, Jacob Arndt, Erin Milne, Lauren Lund and Chris Peske.

The orchestra was directed by Derek Wickum.

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