Students from Wooster School and the school as a whole were recently recognized with 20 nominations when they attended the 18th annual HALO High School Theater Awards 2021, which resembles the Tony Awards for Connecticut High School Theater. The prizes will be presented during an online presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday July 8, Friday July 9 and Saturday July 10.
Tickets to attend the awards ceremony are available at https://www.sevenangelstheater.org/event/the-halo-high-school-theatre-awards/. All tickets are free, but those interested in purchasing them need them to receive the link to the show. The show will also be available for viewing for two weeks. The prize-giving date scheduled by Wooster for the presentation of his prize is Friday, July 9.
Here are the applications for the school:
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play:
– Ethan Hale as Lysander in “A Midsummer Night Podcast”
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play:
– Selah Hess as Titania in “A Midsummer Night Podcast”
Best Male Comedic Performance in a Play:
– Harrison Brown as Francis Flute in “A Midsummer Night’s Podcast”
Best Male Comedic Performance in a Musical:
– Charlie Aspillaga as Jacob in “The Black Box”
Best lighting design and / or execution:
– Anastasia Wei, Patrick O’Brien, Will Russell, Will Thaler, Campbell Greenberg, Joey Cerulli and Chris Bishop for “The Black Box”
Best Sound Design and / or Performance:
– Jack Kravec & Cole Edwards for “A Midsummer Night Podcast”
– Patrick O’Brien, Will Russell, Campbell Greenberg, Joey Cerulli & Chris Bishop for “The Black Box”
Better design and / or management of accessories:
– Julia DiCarlo & Nina Bigelow for “The Black Box”
– Lindsey Jarrett, Avery Wadehra (SMs) for “The Black Box”
Best Video Production:
– Anastasia Wei for “The Black Box”
– Wooster School: “The black box”
Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play:
– Ben Greco as Oberon in “A Midsummer Night Podcast”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play:
– Alli Byrne as Helena in “A Midsummer Night Podcast”
Best Performance by a Cast in a Musical Ensemble:
Best Outstanding Male Performance in a Musical Ensemble:
– Will Russell as Trey / Leo in “The Black Box”
Best Outstanding Female Performance in a Musical Ensemble:
– Tori Ingulli as Mia in “The Black Box”
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play:
– Will Thaler as Puck in “A Midsummer Night Podcast”
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play:
– Alex Ancona as Hermia in “A Midsummer Night Podcast”
Best Classical Piece:
– Wooster School: “One Midsummer Night Podcast”
Best Music Review:
– Wooster School: “The Black Box”
The awards are presented by Greater Waterbury’s non-profit Equity Professional theater, the Seven Angels Theater, located at 1 Plank Road in the city, and the city’s historic Hamilton Park Pavilion.
The awards show is the largest high school theater awards program in the state and honors students participating in all areas of high school theater throughout the state. The program also recognizes student contributions to their high school theater programs. The program recognizes all aspects of theater including musicals, plays, technical theater, design and more.
The Seven Angels Theater has partnered with 12 high schools in the Greater Waterbury area to establish the program. Last season, the program included 62 schools split into two divisions, mostly along geographic lines. Once a person registers for the program, the show’s awards committee will send a theater representative to each production that the person’s school enters into the program. This referee then submits an assessment. Teachers and directors are then asked to submit a detailed production form that allows the person to share information that might not be visible to the naked eye.
Theater staff also request that a single DVD of each production be submitted for reference only so that volunteer judges can view the show and compare their own observations to the primary assessment. The volunteer judges then meet at the end of the school year to share their observations and produce a list of candidates in each category for the program. Volunteers are committed to impartially recognizing the many aspects that go into a production for the program. All talents are recognized and all schools are recognized and honored.
Visit the theater’s Facebook page for prices at https://www.facebook.com/Halos7A.
Also visit the theater website at https://www.sevenangelstheater.org/ for more information.
Danbury Industry Award Winner
The National Association of Petroleum and Energy Service Professionals, which is an organization of hundreds of dedicated industry professionals in the Northeast, has announced the winners of its 2020-21 Industry Awards.
The winners and their awards include:
– Ralph Adams Memorial Service Manager of the Year: Dave Westerfield, of Jennings Oil in Danbury.
Visit thinkoesp.org to learn more about the organization.
The organization meets the energy needs of the Northeast. Members of the organization, who include leading energy service professionals, share ideas and information on technical and managerial procedures to improve the quality of customer service. The roots of the organization are in the heat of fuel oil. The organization was originally known as the National Association of Oilheating Service Managers when it was founded 65 years ago. The organization supports students, instructors, technicians and senior managers, in addition to the small business owner.
Named scholarship recipient
Mary Burak, who has a doctorate. candidate at Yale University’s School of the Environment, is one of 100 doctoral students selected to receive a $ 20,000 PEO scholarship from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Sisterhood
This follows her nomination by Ridgefield PEO Chapter G, as part of the Chapter’s PEO Scholars Awards program. She was chosen from 847 nominations within the we and Canadian.
Burak graduated in 2015 from Providence College, Providence, RI, where she received a full, merit-based undergraduate scholarship. Burak has also received other awards, including a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship and a National Geographic Society Early Career Fellowship.
Burak is an interdisciplinary scientist who studies ecology, evolution and conservation biology. Burak is conducting his research in central Kenya to determine how humans and wildlife can coexist. Burak is also studying lion conservation and will integrate its findings into community-based land management to support both human interests and lion conservation. Burak is the author of four articles in scientific journals and has made several presentations on his research. More information on Burak’s research is available at: http://www.lionlandscapes.org/post/ongoing-research-on-lion-connectivity.
The program was established in 1991 and offers merit-based awards to women in the United States and Canada who are pursue a doctorate at an accredited college or university. PEO Chapter G was held in Ridgefield in 1955.
PEO has supported women for over 150 years. Since its inception in 1869, the nonprofit organization has helped more than 116,000 women pursue their educational goals by providing more than $ 383 million in grants, scholarships, prizes and loans.
The Sisterhood also owns and supports Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. Through its membership, the PEO Sisterhood has united over half a million women also in the United States and Canada who are passionate about helping women advance in education, while supporting and educating them. motivate. The Sisterhood also provides a framework of support and community for all of its members, in addition to educational philanthropies.
What began as a friendship between seven women in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is now one of the oldest women’s organizations in North America with nearly 6,000 chapters.
Visit peointernational.org to learn more about the organization, educational philanthropies, and to see the stories of women who have benefited from the programs.
Visit the Sisterhood on its Facebook page at facebook.com/peointernational, the Sisterhood Instagram account @PEOSInternational and the Twitter page at https://twitter.com/peosisterhood?lang=en.
Students donate to the environment, causes COVID
A group of young people raised $ 6,000 for charitable causes by doing gardening and landscaping.
Called the BOAR team, the students donated $ 5,000 to Cauvery Calling, a United Nations-accredited initiative based in India that aims to plant 2.42 billion trees in 12 years. Another $ 1,000 went to a COVID-19 relief fund in the wake of the worsening coronavirus crisis in India.
The group had previously donated $ 2,000 to the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Danbury.