Local student wins theatre award

From press and staff reports The Winston County Journal

The Louisville High School Drama Club recently announced another award recipient from their ranks to be recognized at this year’s Southeastern Theatre Conference Convention. Senior Elizabeth Hurt was chosen as a 2012 recipient of the Keynote Emerging Artist of Promise Award given in honor of Samm-Art Williams, a famous African-American playwright and screenwriter. Elizabeth is a member of the LHS Drama Club and has worked with the Starkville Community Theatre’s summer program in the past. She is one of four students in the Southeastern Theatre Conference to receive the award. Elizabeth is also the third recipient from LHS to receive this illustrious award, which is given to a student displaying excellence & leadership in theatre. The award originated when the Williams, who was the keynote speaker at the 2005 convention, asked that his honorarium as a speaker that year be used to bring one or more promising secondary school students to next year’s convention. These were students who would not ordinarily be able to attend the convention and who could take advantage of the excitement and encouragement that the country’s largest theatre gathering would provide.