Theater Students Earn Top Recognitions

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Following their high-energy performance of its spring musical production of “Hairspray,” Amityville Memorial High School theater students earned top awards at the Babylon Citizens Council of the Arts Teen Theatre Awards.

During the ceremony, Amanda Boegle was bestowed the designation of Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, for her role as Tracy Turnblad, while Shiloh Bennett earned Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, for his role as Seaweed.

Additionally, student Meghan Jacobsen received a special recognition for her work as the play’s choreographer and Ruben Fernandez was honored for his contributions as the student director.

Future Star Awards were presented to the following young student actors and actresses from Northwest and Park Avenue Memorial elementary schools that participated in the performance: Tiffany Asbell, Sydney Carter, Synia Carter, Kaitlyn Garrett, Ariana Herazo, Erin Kreuder, Kyra Lee, Madelyne Martinez, Morgen McGroary, Imani McPhaul, Emma Raleigh, Janaiya Randolph and Denym Wilder.

The district congratulates all the award recipients.