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MVHS Wins Cappie Award

Mount Vernon High won a Cappie trophy

— Mount Vernon High won a Cappie trophy at Sunday night’s 13th annual Cappie Awards Gala at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Freshmen Rita Fair and Jordyn Stewart received the honor for Props in their school’s production of “Blithe Spirit.”

“It’s my first time doing this, and I couldn’t have done it without my director, Trina Weiss-Null,” said Fair. Both students were happy with the victory, even though they said their job was both tiring and trying, at times.

“People yelled at you for their props,” said Stewart. “And about 20 martini glasses broke behind the stage during the Cappies performance, so we had to find more for the next two shows. But still, it was fun.”

Overall, Westfield High won the most Cappies, garnering 10, including Best Musical, for “Crazy for You.” The Best Play winner, McLean High, took home five awards, including Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Play for its production of “A View from the Bridge.”