April 3, 2020
Prince Students and Faculty Receive Nominations for 2020 Shuler Awards
Three Prince Avenue Fine Arts high school students and one faculty member have been nominated for the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards also known as the Shuler Awards.
Prince Fine Arts students and faculty were judged on their spring production of the musical Guys and Dolls. Senior Jack Johnston was nominated for Best Leading Actor for his role as Sky Masterson. Senior Riley Wilson was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Miss Adelaide. Junior Finn McGinnis was nominated for his role as Nathan Detroit, and Fine Arts Director LaMurl Morris was nominated for Best Music Direction.
In addition to these nominations, the following students and faculty received Honorable Mention for their roles in Guys and Dolls: Senior Thompson Sewell – Featured Actor for his role of Nicely Nicely Johnson, Senior Emilie David – Leading Actress for her role of Sarah Brown, drama teacher Hannah Hunt and senior Mac Ross – Technical Direction, and Hannah Hunt – Direction. The Prince Avenue production of Guys and Dolls received Honorable Mention for the highest honor, Best Overall Production.
Seventy-five schools from throughout Georgia participate in the adjudication process for the Shuler Awards. (Eight of those schools were not able to participate this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.) Six schools are nominated per category for each award. There are five major categories for student awards with Prince receiving nominations in three of the five. Congratulations to the Prince Fine Arts Department on their excellent showing in the Shuler Awards nomination process.
The “newly imagined” awards ceremony for the Shuler Awards will be broadcast on Georgia Public Broadcasting in May. The date and time is to be determined.
Pictured Clockwise Left to Right: Jack Johnston, Riley Wilson, and Finn McGinnis