Throughout the school year, especially towards the end, students are recognized for the hard work they put into their academics, sports teams, and clubs. It was finally the Drama Club’s turn to be recognized for all of their hard work.
The Woodland Drama Club attended the 2017 Halo Awards, an awards ceremony which highlights the best in high school theater. This year was the 14th annual Halo Awards, presented each year by Seven Angels Theatre. The awards were presented Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31 at the Palace Theater with 64 different schools competing to win awards such as Best Actor and Actress in a Musical, Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Musical, and more.
Of the awards presented, Woodland was nominated for a grand total of 17 and walked away with five.
Jasmine Michie, a freshman at Woodland, won the award “Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play” for her role as the character Tituba in “The Crucible”, which premiered as the Woodland Drama Club’s fall performance this year. She was so honored she won that she began crying on stage in shock, citing “What is the one in a million chance that would be happening?”.
Michie says advice she would give drama club members aspiring to win a HALO award in the future is to do their best and if they don’t win an award their first year, they always have more time to prepare themselves.