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Inaugural Night of Stars showcases district's theatre talents

Inaugural Night of Stars showcases district's theatre talents
A student accepts an award at Night of Stars

Northwest ISD’s inaugural Night of Stars was a huge success as the district’s theatre programs walked the red carpet and gathered for a night of celebration on Saturday, February 3, at the Byron Nelson Performing Arts Center. 

Similar to the NISD band, dance and cheer showcases, Night of Stars showcased the talents and efforts of theatre students from throughout Northwest ISD. The show featured performances from each of this year’s NISD musicals, including Matilda (Northwest HS), Tuck Everlasting (Byron Nelson HS) and High School Musical (Eaton HS).

Numerous awards were given throughout the night, ranging from Excellence in Marketing to Excellence in Hair & Makeup to Best Performer in a Lead Role. The night was capped with Tuck Everlasting taking home NISD’s inaugural Best Musical award.

Photos from the event can be found on the Northwest ISD Flickr page. A complete list of award winners (in the order presented at Night of Stars) can be found below.

Excellence in Marketing & Front of House
Isabella Helfrich (Northwest)

Excellence in Sound
Addison Knisely (Byron Nelson)

Excellence in Lighting & Projections
Jenna Dyer, Amanda Goldsmith, Amya Jefferson, Peyton Watkins (Byron Nelson)

Best Performers in a Featured Role
Cameron Farris (Northwest)
Ella Tapp (Eaton)

Outstanding Pit Musician (Northwest)
Pepper Stevens

Heartbeat Award (Northwest)
Sloane Seagler

Excellence in Hair & Makeup
Karma Clark, Ace Hirst (Byron Nelson)

Excellence in Costuming
Madison Busby, CJ York (Byron Nelson)

Excellence in Props
Avery Sharber (Byron Nelson)

Best Performers in a Supporting Role
Jack Swearingen (Eaton)
Corinne Thomas (Byron Nelson)

Outstanding Pit Musician (Eaton)
Aiden Flora, Liam Kougias, Matthew Okello, Chloe Phillips, Zachary Pospisil, Bella Williams

Heartbeat Award (Eaton)
Miranda Hancock

Excellence in Scenic Design
Walter Jepson, Avery Sharber (Byron Nelson) 
Gabby Weeks (Eaton) 
James Boyd (Northwest)

Excellence in Choreography
Ava Almanza, Elinor Hensel (Northwest)

Excellence in Technical Execution
Cameron Busby, Seraphina Kang, Aster Merle (Byron Nelson)

Outstanding Pit Musician (Byron Nelson)
Xavier Silva

Heartbeat Award (Byron Nelson)
Avery Sharber

Triple Threat Award 
Belle Pfeil (Byron Nelson)

Best Performers in a Lead Role
Jackson Lacefield (Byron Nelson)
Belle Pfeil (Byron Nelson)

Best Musical
Tuck Everlasting (Byron Nelson)