Published On: Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018

“Unto These Hills” closes for season, presents staff awards

FRIENDSHIP: The Cherokee Friendship Dance was performed by the entire cast and crew of “Unto These Hills” to celebrate the final show of the season on Saturday, Aug. 18. (PHILENIA WALKINGSTICK/One Feather)

 

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

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