Garden City High School’s drama department was nominated for 18 of the Music Theatre of Wichita’s Jester Awards for the fall musical, “In the Heights.” This year, the Music Theatre’s judges viewed 41 productions at 41 schools across Kansas.

The Jester Awards Ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at Century II Performing Arts Center’s Convention Hall in Wichita. Honorees in 25 categories will be announced, and several of the honorees will perform. Scholarship awards will be presented to three students, lead male and female honorees and a technical theatre recipient. Tickets to the ceremony are $10 each and may be purchased at the door, online at or by calling the Music Theatre Wichita box office at 316-265-3107.

GCHS received the following nominations: Overall Production; Barbara Hilt for Direction of Show; Kimberly Loya, senior, as Nina, for Leading Actress; Colten May, senior, as Benny, for Leading Actor; Johb Silva, sophomore, as Usnavi, for Leading Actor; Monica Aguilar, sophomore, as Daniela, for Supporting Actress; Elena Lopez, senior, as Abuela Claudia, for Supporting Actress; Ensemble/Chorus; Andie Alvarado for Vocal Music Direction; Kimberly Cano, choreography, for Artistic Guest; Stage Crew; AJ Ramirez, scenic and costume design, for Technical Achievement; Barbara Hilt, Alice Hilt and Kaci Bunch for Scenic Design; Robyn Hilt for Costume Design; Barbara Hilt and Alice Hilt for Lighting Design; Barbara Hilt, Lyle Sobba and Francisco Becerril for Sound Design; AJ Ramirez for Graphic Design; and Alice Hilt and Delaney DeSpain for Lobby Design.