Special to Emmaus Patch By Chrissy Cilento, Emmaus High School Junior
Yesterday at 12:15, myself and dozens of other kids packed into the Emmaus High School chorus room with bated breath, anxiously watching WFMZ for the announcement of . The Freddy’s are like the Tony’s for us high schoolers -- different schools get nominated for various categories and are given awards based on their school’s musical production for that year.
This year, EHS performed , and ending up with a total of 12 nominations. The screams of excitement rang throughout the halls as hugs were exchanged and congratulations were given. As much as we try to downplay the Freddy's and say that we're happy with our performance no matter what we get nominated for, I don't think any of us involved in the show can deny that the Freddy's give us a surge of energy and anxiousness.
As a , I enjoy the recognition myself and my fellow classmates get out of The Freddy Awards. Sometimes, we thespians feel a little under-appreciated, especially in comparison with high school sports teams, so it’s been really great to be put on the map because of this awards show.
Two weeks from tonight, the Freddy’s will air on WFMZ, so make sure you tune in and watch for all us kids from Emmaus singing and dancing our hearts out onstage!
Chrissy Cilento, a junior at , plans to study journalism in college. She is a periodic contributor to Patch.