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Upper School Students Nominated for Cappies

Upper School Students Nominated for Cappies
Caroline Hoffman


Congratulations to Skyler Tolzien ('20) and Sophia McMahon ('21) for being nominated for Cappie awards for their work in The Heiress! Skyler has been nominated for Lead Actress in a Play and Sophia has been nominated for Costumes. This is the first time Wakefield School's history that a student has been nominated for the costume category. 

Wakefield School is a part of the Cappies of the National Capital area - a large region of public and private schools. Both Skyler, Sophia, and other members of Wakefield's Fine and Performing Arts will attend a black tie gala at the Kennedy Center on the evening of Memorial Day where the winners will be announced.

"As such a small school, we are up against some huge competition" notes Mr. Karns, Director of The Heiress and a Wakefield School music and theater teacher, "but every year, our students prove themselves with incredible costumes and sets, exceptional acting, and a passion for the arts." 

The Cappies is a writing and awards program that trains high school theatre and journalism students to be expert writers, critical thinkers, and leaders. Theatre and journalism students are trained as critics and attend each others shows. Cappies students discuss and learn about theatre production. Throughout the year, newspapers publish the reviews with the students' bylines. At the end of the year, Cappies student critics decide who among their peer performers and technicians should be recognized for awards at the end of the season with glamour and excitement.