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DCHS drama department honored at Shulers
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Dakota Whitlock received an honorable mention for Best Performance by a supporting actor at this years Shuler Awards for his performance as Snail in A Year with Frog and Toad. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

Dawson County High School drama department received four honorable mentions for their spring production of Frog and Toad.

Shuler Orchestra, honorable mention for Sarah Tinsley A Year with Frog and Toad

Shuler Scenic Design, honorable mention for Dakota Whitlock and Andrew Snider, A Year with Frog and Toad

Shuler Costumes, honorable mention for Andrew Snider, A Year with Frog and Toad
Best Performance by a supporting actor, honorable mention for Dakota Whitlock, A Year with Frog and Toad

Jubilee Cultural Arts Alliance Scenic Design Grant-Dawson County High School

The department also received a $1000 grant for promise in scenic design.

Dawson County High School's drama department received multiple honorable mentions at this year's Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards (Shuler Awards) as well as a grant for their spring production, "A Year with Frog and Toad."

Schools are nominated in a number of categories that include everything from best performance by a leading actress to the showstopper award.

"This is the first year that Dawson County has ever received honors from the Shuler Awards," said drama teacher Andrew Snider. "It means a lot because I have hope that it brings attention to the drama department especially since the department gets little attention within the school as of present."

From "A Year with Frog and Toad," Sarah Tinsley received an honorable mention in the Shuler Orchestra category.

Dakota Whitlock and Snider received honorable mentions in the Shuler Scenic Design category.

Snider also received an honorable mention in the Shuler Costumes category.

Whitlock was recognized for his performance as Snail with an honorable mention for Best Performance by a supporting actor.

The Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards are named for Georgia-native actor and singer, Shuler Hensley. Hensley has won a Tony Award and the Shuler's are designed to emulate Broadway's Tony Awards.

The ArtsBridge Foundation is the producer of the awards.

The awards were broadcast live on public television on April 21 from the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.

The drama department also received a $1,000 grant for promise in scenic design from the ArtsBridge Foundation. That money will go towards next year's productions, according to Snider.