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Wootton, Whitman Win Cappie Awards

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Lead Actress in a Musical: Erin Craig, Walt Whitman High School, “Anything Goes.”

Two local schools won acting awards at the 14th annual Cappies Gala, Sunday night, June 9, at The

Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Walt Whitman High took home the trophy for Lead Actress in a Musical, and Thomas S. Wootton High captured the Cappie for Featured Actress.

Robinson Secondary won the Best Musical honor for “Hairspray,” and Madison, Best Play, for “Lend Me a Tenor.”

Whitman’s Erin Craig received the Lead Actress in a Musical trophy for her performance in her school’s show, “Anything Goes.” Afterward, she said, “I didn’t expect it; I’m flabbergasted. But our cast is absolutely amazing. We put so much time into this, and I couldn’t have done it without them.”

The golden statuette for Featured Actress went to Wootton’s Kayli Modell, who stood out in her school’s production of “Ragtime.”

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Featured Actress: Kayli Modell, Thomas S. Wootton High School, “Ragtime.”

“It was cool,” said Modell, a senior. “I didn’t see it coming, but I’m thankful. My character was extremely lively, but this show was a collaborative effort. We all put so much work into it, and I’m really proud of that.”