Cappies Award Winners

Park Hill High School Students Win Cappies Awards
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Park Hill High School sophomore Kelly Decker and freshman Aireanna Barnes received a Cappie Award for outstanding stage crew for “Once on this Island” at the recent Cappies Gala.


Students from Park Hill High School received several Cappies award nominations from the Critics and Awards Program. This program trains high school theater and journalism students to be critics who attend shows at other schools, write reviews and publish those reviews in local papers. At the end of the school year, the student critics vote on the nominations and awards that will be presented during the Cappies Gala on May 30. PHHS was one of 16 schools from the metro area that participated in the program this year.

PHHS Cappies Critic Team:

  • Matt Eblen, senior
  • Alexis Shokere, senior
  • Michael Weaver, senior
  • Madison Fairfield, junior
  • Eva Su, junior
  • Kelly Decker, sophomore
  • Kayla Decker, sophomore
  • Sara Herdman, sophomore
  • Kirby Conrad, sophomore

Group Cappies Nominations:

  • Outstanding orchestra, “Once On This Island”
  • Outstanding Song, “Pray,” from “Once On This Island”

Individual Cappies Nominations:

  • Stephen Burke, junior, lighting for a musical, “Once On This Island"
  •  Aireanna Barnes, freshman, stage crew for a musical, “Once On This Island”
  • Kelly Decker, sophomore, stage crew for a musical, “Once On This Island;” stage crew for a play, “The Game’s Afoot;” and creativity for a play, “The Game’s Afoot”
  • Josh Davidson, junior, stage crew for a play, “The Game’s Afoot”
  • Ally Dresslaer, freshman, stage crew for a play, “The Game’s Afoot”
  • Madison Fairfield, junior, stage crew for a play, “The Game’s Afoot”
  • Payton Dishman, junior, creativity for a play, “The Game’s Afoot,” and male vocalist for a musical, “Once On This Island”
  • Michael Weaver, senior, featured actor in a musical, “Once On This Island”
  • Peri Sturm, senior, female dancer in a musical, “Once On This Island”
  • Chris Atkins, sophomore, male dancer in a musical, “Once On This Island”
  • Deanna Eberhart, freshman, comic acress in a play, “The Game’s Afoot"
  • Kayla Decker, sophomore, female critic

The PHHS theater director is Jennifer Jarman Sandau.