On May 20th, 2021 the Starlight Theatre held its yearly Blue Star Awards celebrating excellence in High School Musical Theatre in the Kansas City area and several Liberty North High School students were honored at the awards ceremony. Garrett Lampert and Nadia Higareda were both nominated for the Rising Star Scholarship, and the award was ultimately won by Nadia Higareda. Blue Star also created a new category this year in which students submitted materials for a Dream Production of a musical; three LNHS nominees for this award were Kiersten Schmalz and Theresa Sudholt for Choreography and Sidney Davis for Direction. The pinnacle of the ceremony was Jacob Hagen and Ava Wolesky who were both nominated for the top award of the evening, Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Lead Role, and performed live during the ceremony. Ava Wolesky was selected as the winner in the Lead Actress category which marks the first time anyone in the Liberty Public Schools has achieved this honor. Ava will go on to compete nationally in the annual Jimmy Awards with other winners from across the country.
Congratulations to Nadia Higareda and Ava Wolesky for taking home such prestigious honors and to all the nominees for representing our Fine Arts Department with excellence!