By PHILENIA WALKINGSTICK
ONE FEATHER STAFF
The 2018 season of the outdoor drama “Unto These Hills” closed on Saturday, Aug. 18. For the pre-show entertainment, the Cherokee Historical Association’s administrative staff presented members of “Unto These Hills” and the Oconaluftee Indian Village with awards for outstanding job performance.
After the awards were presented, as is tradition, Lizzie Hull was presented with flowers from her son. Miss Lizzie has been a company member of “Unto These Hills” for 46 seasons, and it became a tradition with her husband to present her with flowers at the end of each season as an anniversary gift, a tradition that her son now carries on. The Cherokee Friendship Dance was performed by the entire cast and crew to celebrate the final show of the season.
The list of awards given include:
Top of House: Dorian Reed and Clarissa Wilnoty
Youth Award: Iain Brokenshire
Most Improved Technician: Sayre Coffey
Outstanding Technical Performance: Alexander Hilgartner
Best All-Around: Tina Neese
Excellence in Performance: Logan Ayala
Outstanding Stage Performance: Russ Yoe
UTH Leadership Award: Darius “DJ” Williams
Cherokee Spirit: Devon Cucumber
Ray Kinsland Dedication Award: Nathan Bush
Lewis Harding Service Award: Doug Reed