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Local thespians honored
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Theater students from the Dawson County Arts Council were honored during the 2011 Junior Theater Festival on Jan. 14-16 in Atlanta.


Kealy Ford was awarded the Freddie G Outstanding Broadway Junior Slam award in a theatrical challenge in which students had to stage and perform a musical piece in one hour.


Arts council student Sean Newman was one of eight students named to the Junior Theater Festival Technical Theatre All-Stars. He worked side-by-side with technical theatre professionals during the festival.


Parker Davenport and Hanna Slaughter were named to the Junior Theater Festival All-Stars, made up of two outstanding students from each group at the festival.


The Dawson County Arts Council performed selections from the musical “Guys and Dolls Jr.”


The Junior Theater Festival is the world’s largest musical theatre festival dedicated to groups working elementary and middle school students.