Thank you to everyone who came out to support Akins Journey Theatre and Hairspray at the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards last night at the Long Center. Akins Journey Theater ended the night with the first ever GAHSMTA award for Akins HS in the Best Lighting Design category for Katherine Beardsley and 2 scholarships for both Jonathan Macedo and Samantha Soliz. Jonathan spent most of the night performing for the Long Centers' Select Ensemble while Samantha and Alyson Gabourel finished out the night performing in the shows Finale. AJT were 1 of 8 schools out of 38 Central Texas high schools chosen to perform a number on the Long Center stage in front of 2500 people for Best Production. A note from Mr. Distelhorst and Ms. Vallejo- "Thank you to every last teacher and staff member for all the support, understanding and extra time you have put in for our cast and crew these past months. You are greatly appreciated by us! Attached you will find a recording someone caught of last nights number You Can't Stop the Beat. #BestHighSchoolOnThePlanet"