Some cast and crew from Forest Hills Northern High School’s production of “Newsies” were invited to compete at the National Performing Arts Festival at Walt Disney World. They performed excerpts from the musical “Newsies” and brought home numerous awards. While there, the students took Disney-led classes on stage presence, set design, lighting, choreography, and more. Congratulations to the following students who received national awards and their theater director and teacher, David Howard.
- FHN Theater received top honors with a Superior Rating for the full group performance.
- FHN students, Jacob Sharp, Julia Sauer, Joe Heitmeier, Hazen Hensley, Will Landman, and Carter Strobel received Outstanding Solo Awards.
- Outstanding Choreography Award was presented to FHN choreographers Holly Wallace and Sarah Gerard.
- David Howard received a rating of “Superior” as the director.