Arts & Entertainment

McLean & Marshall High Win Big at Cappies Gala

orlaconwaywebMcLean High School’s Julia Katz and Orla Conway of George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church were each presented with Cappie awards at last Sunday’s Cappies Gala at the Kennedy Center.

 

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Julia Katz (Photo: Andrea Mays)

 

McLean High School’s Julia Katz and Orla Conway of George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church were each presented with Cappie awards at last Sunday’s Cappies Gala at the Kennedy Center.

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Orla Conway (Photo: Andrea Mays)

Katz won the Graduating Critic award, while Conway received the Featured Actress nod for her work in Marshall’s fall production of “Peter Pan” last December. Last April, Katz starred as a juror in McLean’s “Twelve Angry Jurors” spring play.

The Cappies Critics and Awards program for high school theater and journalism students just celebrated the end of its 11th season with an awards gala. Schools from Fairfax, Loudoun, Montgomery and Prince William Counties, the District of Columbia, and the cities of Alexandria, Arlington, Manassas and Manassas Park were recognized during a Tony awards-like gala at the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall on June 13 to a sold-out audience of 2400. Over 320 critics voted for the 37 award categories.

This year, over 350 student-written reviews were published or broadcast in The Washington Post, Showbizradio.net and in local media, including the News-Press.

In Katz’s own review of “Peter Pan” printed in the News-Press last Dec. 16, she called Conway as an “unforgettable performer.”

There are 14 Cappie chapters around the U.S. and three in Canada. For more information about the Cappies program, please see www.cappies.com. To read Katz’s review of “Peter Pan” elsewhere on this website, go here.