State College

Local thespians earn Isaac Awards

State College Area High School Thespians have plenty for which to be proud.

On Sunday, the group won several Isaac Awards, which annually honor the area’s drama students and productions.

Seniors Kaitlyn Warner and Sean Toso won Best Actress/Actor in a Leading Role.

Curtis Warner was the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from Penn State Altoona, according to information from Altoona Community Theatre, which hosts the awards.

State College’s performance “Show People” won Best Musical Number, “Tough Act to Follow” was runner-up in Best Feature Dance, and “Curtains” was runner-up for Best Production among six nominees.

The thespians also claimed two individual runners-up that included junior Cole Harris for Best Actor in a Leading Role and senior Sadie Spivey for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Delaney Kanyon was named a Most Valuable Player.

State High had nine nominees.

Bald Eagle, Bellefonte and Philipsburg-Osceola area high schools were also represented at the awards.

BEA student Kate Snyder was runner-up for Achievement in Design and Choreography for her work with “The Sound of Music,” along with the Von Trapp children cast who were runners-up for Best Ensemble.

Brandon Hoover, from Bald Eagle Area, was named a Most Valuable Player.

Bellefonte student Emma Smith was the winner of Achievement in Choreography for her work with “Beauty and the Beast.”

Classmate Mahala Meinen was named a Most Valuable Player.

P-O student Gillian Letson was also named one of the Most Valuable Players.

The 10th annual Isaac Awards were held at the Mishler Theatre in Altoona.