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Social Circle theater students win big at festival

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

ATLANTA -- Students from Social Circle Theater recently earned two national honors at the 2010 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta.

They took home "Freddie G Outstanding Production" award and a "Freddie G Outstanding Achievement Female" for Social Circle student Lanier Forster at the festival in January.

The 18 students, ages 7 to 17, are from Conyers, Covington and Social Circle, and they presented selections from the musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior."

"We won big," said Ricky Hall, director of the group and several other programs at the Social Circle Theater. "We are very proud of our group."

Hall also won a trip to New York this summer to study with broadway professionals.

Social Circle students Jada Graves and Noah Alwes were selected to perform as part of the Broadway Junior All-Stars, a group made up to three students from each group which took part in an intensive theater workshop with Broadway performer Seth Rudetsky.

The all stars performed "Freak Flag" from "Shrek! the Musical" at the Atlanta awards ceremony in front of all 1,700 attendees.

The festival also raised and contributed $5,000 for Haiti relief.