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May 14, 2024

Exciting News from Ankeny High School Drama Department!

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We’re bursting with pride to announce that the recent production of Anything Goes by the AHS Drama Department has garnered significant recognition from the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards!

Under the guidance of our talented directors PJ Hurley and Mollie Blahunka, the production has been honored with multiple awards, including the prestigious Outstanding Overall Performance and Outstanding Ensemble accolades.

But the celebrations don’t stop there! We’re thrilled to congratulate the following students for their exceptional performances in principal roles:

  • Jenna Freeseman as “Reno Sweeney”
  • Charles Heuton as “Billy Crocker”
  • Carter Evans as “Moonface Martin”
  • Evan Huegel as “Erma”

In addition, Adam Van Thomme has received Special Recognition for his standout portrayal of “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.”

We’re also thrilled to share that the dedication and talent of our behind-the-scenes crew have not gone unnoticed. Special commendations were given to our Stage Manager, Jade Williams, and Student Director, Bekkah Sherman.

The cherry on top? Jenna Freeseman will be showcasing her remarkable talent with a solo performance at the Civic Center during the Awards Showcase on May 30th!

None of this would be possible without the unwavering support of our community. Thank you for your continued encouragement of the Drama Department. We’re grateful for the opportunities provided to our students through programs like this. Let’s keep the applause going!