Harlem High School emerged victorious, winning the region title for Tuesdays With Morrie, a heart wrenching and expertly staged show. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School secured second place with their musical, They're Playing Our Song, and third place Evans High School won with Black Comedy, a show set in London in a power outage.
The all-star cast included Traemel Crawford from Cross Creek, Davidson's Dalton Turner, Jessica Entinger from Hephzibah, Bobby Jones from Lakeside, Harlem's Ashton Montgomery , and Sam Gant from Evans. Best Actor went to Brian Jordan, Mitch from Harlem's Tuesdays With Morrie, and best supporting actor was awarded to Aaron Johnson, also was in Harlem's production as Morrie.
Best Actress, Allison Turner(Laura) and Best Supporting Actress Madison Junod(Katherine) performed Lakeside High School's A Moment in Time.
For many individual award winners, it was a shocking experience.
"When they called my name I was completely in shock. I could barely move. I never expected to win Best Actress," Allison said. "It was my first high school drama performance and to have that happen was unbelievable in the best way possible, though I must say I never thought I'd cry happy tears."
Others smiled and graciously accepted their awards at the ceremony, which included Halloween songs and a Thriller dance off. Many expectations were exceeded, and every show had excellent thematic elements.
Lauren Noto is a sophomore at Lakeside High School.