The President of KYDS, Ray Banks, has once again presented the President’s Highest Achiever Award – after the Society’s recent production of Seussical Junior.

This time, the award went to Cheyenne, who played one of the Wickersham Brothers.

Ray said “the award is presented to the performer who, in my opinion, has achieved most during the rehearsals for the show.” 

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Ray Banks, President of KYDS, presents the President’s Highest Achiever Award to Cheyenne.

“People who catch my eye are those who find it difficult to get into their part at the beginning. Sometimes it is very hard to fully understand the nature of the character you have been asked to play, so it takes a lot of hard work and research to get ‘into’ your part.

Cheyenne found it difficult to really portray a monkey who speaks and dances from the beginning. She found mastering the dance routines difficult too.

By the time the show went live, Cheyenne had mastered the part and was one of the best in that particular group. By the time of the first performance, Cheyenne had become my ‘highest achiever’.”

Congratulations on your award Cheyenne and keep up the good work! 

NODA Representative presents award for KYDS

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Rachel receives her NODA award for Best Supporting Actress from NODA Representative Ann Platten.

We were thrilled when Rachel Shortland won the award for Best Youth Performer at the NODA Eastern Region Gala Awards Ceremony back in April. We were also very pleased when Ann Platten, the NODA Representative for our area, was able to present Rachel with the award when she came to see one of our recent performances of Seussical Junior.

Rachel won the award for her outstanding performance as Queen Avarice in the KYDS 2012 Pantomime – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Well done Rachel! 


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