Awards

Awards and Recognition 2016-2017

Even more proof that Smoky is Awesome – we had a very successful weekend at the Colorado Thespian Conference in December of 2017. Eight Smoky students qualified for Nationals in the Acting, Tech Theatre and Musical Theatre competitions!

Jerica Claypool, 12 – Stage Management

Aliyah Padfield, 11 – Acting

Tajinae Turner, 12 – Musical Theatre

Riley Somo, 11 – Musical Theatre

Riley Somo, 11, and Bekah Brazelton, 12 – Duet Musical Theatre

Katie Hall, 10 – Acting

Eden Cohen, 10 – Musical Theatre

Lucy Logan, 10 – Musical Theatre

2017 Award Slideshow

Awards and Recognition 2015-2016

The following three students competed and won top honors in Musical Theater and Technical Theater and received an invitation to compete at the National Thespian Conference in Lincoln, NE in June 2016:

Hanna Gollan - Stage Management

Eric Paricio - Musical Theater

Tajinae Turner- Musical Theater

2016 Drama Awards Slideshow

Awards and Recognition 2014-2015

Congratulations are in order for the following students who competed at the 2014 Colorado Thespian Conference in acting and musical theater in Downtown Denver in December 2014:

Sydney Fleischman

Cassidy Ingram

Joseph Constantine

Eric Paricio

Anariki Moreland

Three of whom get to go to Nationals! The following three students competed and won top honors in Musical Theater and received an invitation to compete at the National Thespian Conference in Lincoln, NE in June 2015:

Leila Browne

Adelyn Himle

Phenix Laughlin

2015 Drama Awards Slideshow

Awards and Recognition 2013-2014

Sammy Landau presented her Stage Management Promptbook at the 2014 National Thespian Conference, and won first place!

Good news from the Thespian Conference December 2013- we had nine Smoky Hill students make Nationals! They are eligible to compete at the National Thespian Conference in June 2014 in Lincoln, NE!

Sammy Landau in Technical Theatre

Eric Paricio, and Lindsay Paricio in Duet Musical

Cassidy Ingram, Deborah Shells, Hannah Litschewski, Lindsay Paricio, Megan Detwiler, Melanie Kliegel, and Sydney Fleischman in Group Musical

Some Good News from the Smoky Drama Department from the 2012-2013 school year –

Smoky Hill was nominated for seven of seventeen categories for high school theatre, and won two. The award ceremony, called the Bobby G Awards, was Thursday May 30, 2013 at the DCPA. Meaghan Johnson, a graduating senior, won best supporting actress, for her role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Steven Cross, in the CCSD printing services, won best graphic design for his poster design!

Thoroughly Modern Millie, the Smoky musical, was nominated for several other awards, including Best Choreography, Best Chorus, Best Supporting Actor - Matt Laughlin, Best Musical Production and Best Costumes.

Congratulations to Lisa Wood, the director, and the cast and crew of this wonderful production! Visit these links to share in the experience:

You can view a montage video of the ceremony at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDjI9cDYjZY&list=PL78FFBEE4C0743867&index=8

DCPA at the the Denver Center has a Flicker album with photos of the ceremony at http://www.flickr.com/photos/denvercenter/

John Moore of CultureWest has posted some video and photographs of the Awards Ceremony. You can find these at http://www.culturewest.org

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

The Smoky Hill Drama Department presented West Side Story at the Colorado Thespian Conference in the Wells Fargo Theatre downtown Denver in December 2011!

In the Aurora Sentinel Best of the Best 2010 issue, the Smoky Hill Drama Department won two Reader's Choice Awards: Best Theatrical Production for "Footloose" and Best Local Actress, Suzanna Champion. Go Buffs!

Suzanna Champion - Superior State and National Qualification in Thespian Solo Musical IE - 2010

Kate Boyles - Superior State and National Qualification in Stage Management IE - 2010

Sean Nicely - Superior Performance in Thespian Improv IE - 2010

Drama News! - In July 2010, the Smoky Hill Drama program's musical production of Footloose was named the Aurora Sentinel's Readers' Choice for Best Theatrical Performance and Best Local Actress, Suzanna Champion.

Sean Nicely - Superior State and National Qualification in Thespian Monologue IE - 2009

Kendra Jones - Superior State and National Qualification in Thespian Monologue IE - 2009

Beth Streeter - Superior Performance in Thespian Improv IE - 2009

Suzanna Champion - Cast in Colorado's First All-State Show The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dec 3-4, 2010, at Mtn Vista HS and Dec 9 at the State Thespian Conference.

In June 2009, the Smoky Hill Drama program's musical production of All Shook Up was named the Aurora Sentinel's Readers' Choice for Best Theatrical Performance. Smoky's Josh Rigo and Suzanna Champion were voted the Readers' Choice for Best Actor and Actress. Congrats to these Smoky Hill Thespians!

Bryan Black - Superior State and National Qualification in Thespian Monologue IE - 2008

Sean Nicely - Superior Performance in Thespian Improv IE - 2008