MILAN On May 8, the Edison Drama Club held its annual awards dessert to recognize the accomplishments of its members.
Among the awards recipients were: Kristin Fahning, best performer; Kelly Olinger, best technician; and Cody Noon, most creative contribution for Radium Girls. Myles Farais and Kristin Fahning were best performers; Kurtis Kuhl and Mara Mossman, earned the most creative contribution awards; and Kurtis Kuhl, best technician for Fiddler on the Roof. Tyler Bolyard was recognized for outstanding graphic art.
Katie Schwab was best senior; Kayliann Matter was best junior; and Jesse Barron was best freshman. Sophomore Heath Barron was most active member and Cody Noon was best thespian.
Troupe 930 of the International Thespian Society, a high school theatre honorary, inducted 20 new members, including freshman, Jon Uther, Colin Silkwood, Ryan Hamilton, Jesse Barron, and Josh Payne; sophomores, Sarah Dunnavant, and Laura Deehr; juniors, Abby Harrington, Brianne Bolding, Jenna Whitacre, Jamie Wilson, Chris Fava, Kazmir Dinse, Amanda Smith, and Brittany Ground; and seniors, Tyler Bolyard, Kevin Corso, and Christin Close.
Mike Matter and Kam Kuhl were inducted as honorary thespians in recognition of their work with the Edison Drama Club.
Mara Mossman, Kristin Fahning, Heath Barron, and Cody Noon were awarded the rank of honor thespian.
The evening concluded with a performance of Check Please, a one-act play written by Jonathan Rand and performed by Jesse and Heath Barron, Mara Mossman, and Beth Stallkamp. Check Please will be performed this summer as part of the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb.